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Understanding the Philosophies at work in American Politics

On the eve of the 2012 elections, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve heard recently about election: “I f—ing hate Mitt Romney. Everything he says is a lie.” “Barack Obama’s a communist. He’s intentionally trying to destroy … Continue reading

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The Technology Economy

Economists are now commonly referring to our modern post-industrial economy as the “information economy”. I suppose I understand that. But I’m not sure it’s the best possible label for what is (or should be) going on in the post-industrial modern … Continue reading

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How would you “stimulate” the economy?

As much as I’ve tried not to watch the news any more than I have to, it’s hard to get away from all the talk about Washington’s “stimulus package” and the subsequent unbelievable spending that’s followed in its wake.  President … Continue reading

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Philippines Observation 1: The socioeconomic conditions of the country

Part 1 of an eight part series on observations of the Philippines.  View the index of all eight entries. I have to admit that prior to our consideration to adopt from the Philippines, I neither thought much nor knew alot … Continue reading

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The Unbelievable Cost of Free Health Care

Okay, gang, here it is…  The long-awaited discussion on universal health care.  You’ve been clamoring for it, and I’m game, so let’s chat.  First, what I believe… Unbelievably Expensive / Taxes Through the Roof  I believe that pulling health care under … Continue reading

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“Democrats Target Wealth Gap and Hope Not to Hit Economy”

That was the title of a frontpage story in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, November 22nd.  The gist of the article is that the gap between the wealthy and the poor in America has been widening over the last … Continue reading

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Social Security: Strengthened the Country, or Sapped its Initative?

In a recent post, Brad put forth the idea that our country is what it is (extremely strong and extremely powerful) in part because it has effectively blended capitalism and socialism.  As I understand it, he argues that socialism has … Continue reading

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