Monthly Archives: January 2013

Guns and America

Back in the day I was part owner of a bar with a sometimes rough clientele. We had off-duty police officers as patrons and on the busy nights we hired an off-duty officer, in uniform, for security. We had a … Continue reading

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The AIG Bailout and the Tea Party, Part 2

The bailout of American International Group (AIG) during the financial crisis illustrates the conflicts between philosophy and reality that the Tea Party will have to address if it wants to actually change anything.

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Unwed Mothers and Cheating History

I named this blog “Cheating History” because I think this is the one overriding question our country needs to answer – how do we avoid the inevitable decline that has overtaken every other great nation throughout history? How does the … Continue reading

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Social Norms and Out of Wedlock Births

We have reached a point where almost half of all children are now born to unmarried mothers, a pretty good indicator of how much social norms have changed over the last few decades. I can’t help but think that this … Continue reading

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Tax Rates and Job Creators

In the debate over extending the Bush Tax Cuts Republicans continued their argument that higher taxes on millionaires, the people Republicans refer to as “Job Creators”, will result in fewer jobs being created. But it’s just not true. Higher taxes … Continue reading

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Against Progressive Taxation

With the recent partial extension of the Bush Tax Cuts our income tax rate is now more progressive than it has been in several decades. However arguably the idea of progressive taxation is based on a faulty theory, is counter … Continue reading

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The AIG Bailout and the Tea Party, Part 1

The bailout of American International Group (AIG) during the financial crisis illustrates the conflicts inherent in the Tea Party and why it’s having problems translating support into tangible change.

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