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Don’t tax me, Don’t tax thee, Tax the fellow behind the tree! Latest obfuscation on taxes by Krugman within

March 27, 2014 by

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Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman delights in stirring the pot, and he is not only a brilliant economist (legitimately so in the specialized area of international trade), but he is also very clever.  He doesn’t out-and-out lie, but he gives tidbits of truth while deliberately ignoring other facts to lead a reader to his own biased […]

Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom

March 25, 2014 by

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Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for two cases that involve the Affordable Care Act, contraceptives, and religious freedom. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods, combined by the Court, examine the extent to which the federal government’s mandates can infringe on the free exercise rights of religious business owners. According to early reports, the Court is, […]

Mr. Putin and economics. What next?

March 25, 2014 by

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Mr. Putin seems increasingly likely to get away with the effective annexation of Crimea, and many rightfully wonder what next?  The rest of the Ukraine?  The Baltic states?  The U.S. has little appetite for military response, but can we more effectively counter the Russian bear?  And should we? The first question is what should we […]

Fetal Remains Used as Energy Source

March 24, 2014 by

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According to The Telegraph, in some of Great Britain’s leading hospitals The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. I am not sure commenting is necessary.

Crime and a New Kind of Punishment

March 17, 2014 by

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Perhaps my mind turns by nature toward the morbid, but I found a recent article in the Daily Mail (UK) to be utterly fascinating. Scientists and ethicists appear to be considering the possibility of using drugs and/or altered states of biological reality to redefine punishment. Dr. Rebecca Roache, who is at the center of this […]

Things Are Warming Up in the Global Warming Debate

March 16, 2014 by

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We have all been hearing and reading about man-made global warming the past five years, and in some cases we have been beaten over the head with it by those who insist not only that the earth has been warming, but that the cause is environmental degradation.  The solution, they assert, is radical environmental regulation, […]

Mr. Putin’s education of Mr. Obama

March 11, 2014 by

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The Obama Administration is aghast at Mr. Putin’s brazen entry into the Ukraine.  As Secretary of State John Kerry says, this isn’t the way a world power behaves in the 21st Century.  Doesn’t Mr. Putin recognize the realities of the world we live in? Yet the problem is not with Mr. Putin not recognizing the […]