I’ve been seeing a lot of posts lately related to the recent tax bill. The posts center around that idea that everyone should go back to a barter system so that nothing is taxed. This is usually supported with the following statement, “If we all barter for goods and services, it’s free.” I see similar… Continue reading Free Time
There was this Michael Douglas movie back in the early 90’s- Falling Down, where an out of work defense worker spirals downward after he is let go by his company. In their words, his skill set and position were no longer economically viable for the company to continue employing him. In the 20 years since… Continue reading No Longer Economically Viable
Yesterday I got to thinking about the influence of a bad mustache on modern foreign policy. The effect is dramatic, I think. Today, I want to offer up an alternative to a good mustache gone bad. It’s time for a little competition and some good marketing. Emma Lazarus wrote a poem containing this very famous… Continue reading The New Economy by Emma Lazarus
The Constitution is kind of a unique thing in American minds. In a nation where change is constant, where people and institutions will change their political, theological and ideological stance whenever the wind blows, in American conservative politics the Constitution is held up as this inviolate document that does not change… Ironic given that it… Continue reading The Constitution- Hallowed be thy name?