The “Free Market”: Inherent Virtue or Merely a Deceptive Misnomer?

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Free market capitalism is an economic system dreamt up by humans to facilitate trade amongst each other in a way its proponents would argue is moral. Is it a good idea? What are… Continue reading

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Scientific Objectivity, Moral Depravity, & The Fiscal Cliff Farce

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I have memories of purely academic economic courses where the study surrounded governing policies to understand the “market forces”, “the invisible hand” argument of Adam Smith, and yes even the “downward spiral” of… Continue reading

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The Post-Industrial America

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The epoch election of my generation has passed.  I would be dishonest not to mention my overall disappointment with America’s electorate.  I very rarely become emotionally attached to one single event outside the life… Continue reading

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GOP Pep Rally

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We’ve entered the final minute and the shot clock is winding down. (As appropriate as a racing metaphor is here, I am just too far excited for the basketball season to start that… Continue reading

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American Foreign Policy: Post Obama (Debate Prelude)

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Monday evening, 22 October from 2000-2130 CST, will be the closing act in a series of theatrical performances most American’s refer to as debates. This performance will be hosted by CBS’s Bob Schieffer.… Continue reading

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Election Year Fatigue

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With three weeks to go until the presidential election, many of our fellow citizens are developing cases of fatigue from the seeming relentless amount of political news reporting on television, broken up by… Continue reading

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Ideas 1: Distractions 0 – And Counting…

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This evening is the first and only Vice Presidential Debate, held at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky from 2000-2130 (CST).  There is much hype about this debate, even more than usual.  The main… Continue reading

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Identifying Contempt

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Emotions are essential to our lives as humans functioning in a society. Our expressions constantly broadcast information about how we are interpreting our internal and external stimuli. No matter how in control of… Continue reading

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Operation Prevent The Vote !!!

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A broad brush pass over the news today would leave most cross-eyed and confused based on the numerous polls about who is in the lead where and in what small sect of the… Continue reading

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Storyteller in Chief (Part III of III)

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Two weeks have passed since the terrorist attack on the interim facility with grossly inadequate defenses some would call a US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. The avalanche of evidence of a militaristic attack… Continue reading

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Storyteller in Chief (Part II of III)

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The wake of the Arab riots in the Mid-East has caused more turbulence in the water than any President would like to see before an election.  These circumstances are unique in that the… Continue reading

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Storyteller in Chief (Part I of III)

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Teachable moments like this are rare. When they do come along, it is important to capitalize on them. I will be taking my time to ensure this event is given the attention that… Continue reading

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Spurious Science and Stolen Liberty

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Science is one of the most revered branches of knowledge. It is commonplace to invoke science in discussions of most everyday things. The first example that comes to mind is exercise and weight… Continue reading

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Libya – American Foreign Policy Failure

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Yesterday’s riots and assault on the Libyan embassy are the sharpest illustration (to date) of the current administrations “lead” from behind strategy in play.  No formal foreign policy expertise (other than an attention span) is needed… Continue reading

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The Labor Market and Teacher’s Unions

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Last Friday the economic situation is becoming more enlightening. The spin is not spinning very far. The numbers and the situation for millions American are shining the light on reality – the economic… Continue reading

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