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“Administratium” and the Modern Bureaucracy

February 28, 2014 by

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I will admit, this blog is a bit of a rant.  Sometimes I read articles and studies on a single topic and it resonates with me—perhaps too much.  Nevertheless, to begin, I have below reprinted a well-known spoof entitled “New Chemical Element Discovered.”  It was first published in 1989 by Physics professor William DeBuvitz.  Here […]

Let Them Bake Cakes (Part 2)?

February 26, 2014 by

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(In Part 1, I talked a bit about the controversy surrounding gay marriage as it relates to providing public accommodations or services from Christians.) For me at least, there is one other question that few seem willing to address directly. Is the current homosexual rights movement analogous to the civil rights struggle of the 1950s […]

America Saves – Less

February 25, 2014 by

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This is America Saves week. If there was one encouraging result from the “Great Recession” it was that personal savings increased. However it looks like that trend has reversed itself and we are returning to our accustomed low rates of saving. In a post in Real Time Economics on the Wall Street Journal’s site Jeffrey […]

Let Them Bake Cakes (Part 1)?

February 25, 2014 by

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To bake the cake or not to bake the cake? That is the question. It seems simple, but this query is generating a fair amount of controversy within the Christian community. The question is not really about whether our cakes should be from scratch or a box, but it is about gay marriage and the […]

Shot In the Foot?

February 24, 2014 by

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Free-trade between individuals and nations is the backbone of economic growth. The more trade we have and the wider the markets for that trade, the more we will be able to develop and utilize productivity enhancing technological changes that further spur the economic engine. An article in the February 22 edition of The Economist: “How […]

Obamacare by the Numbers: Who Really Cares?

February 22, 2014 by

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The Congressional Budget Office recently reported new numbers related to the impact of the Affordable Care Act.  The report provided good news for Democrats and other presidential supporters when it estimated that the number of uninsured has dropped to approximately 30 million Americans.  On balance, however, Republicans and opponents have more fodder for the political […]

FCC Wants to Study Editorial Choices?

February 20, 2014 by

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Ajit Pai, an F.C.C. (Federal Communications Commission) commissioner dropped a media bomb in The Wall Street Journal. Pai revealed the F.C.C.’s plans to conduct an intrusive study of broadcast newsrooms throughout the country, primarily by interviewing owners, editors, and reporters about their story choices. The stated purpose is to find out whether or not the stations […]