Monthly Archives: January 2011

Why Nations Rise

A nation’s ability to rise is dependent upon harnessing the potential of its individual citizens. The distribution of this potential doesn’t respect class or racial lines; rather it is distributed throughout the society as a whole. Potential leads to dissatisfaction, … Continue reading

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Where was Beck Eight Years Ago

TV Host Glenn Beck has a picture wall of people he believes part of a subtle conspiracy to turn our country socialist. But the wall has a glaring gap – Glenn, where is George Bush’s picture? And where were you … Continue reading

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Cost and Transparency in End of Life Care

One possible approach to the growing cost of end of life care is to make a person’s estate responsible for half of the cost of care during the last three months of a person’s life. This would leave medical decisions … Continue reading

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The Taliban and Democracy

The almost unrelenting stream of bad news from Afghanistan is sparking a debate as to whether or not the U.S. can win against the Taliban. However we need to ask ourselves a far more fundamental question: would the Taliban win … Continue reading

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Welfare and Equality of Opportunity

In a democracy, government should work to extend equality of opportunity, to ensure that each individual has the ability to take control of his or her own life. Our welfare system should be one of the tools government uses to … Continue reading

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Is the United States in decline?

Is the United States in decline? Are we destined to become a shell of the country we once were? This underlying thought, the concern that somehow our country’s best days are behind it, I think drives the intensity of the … Continue reading

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