Fritz Groszkruger

11/29/2016 - 4:54pm
Windmills make us poor     For years, alternative energy development was stifled by petroleum subsidies; among them military protection rackets and depletion allowances. The subsidies were touted as a way to prop up national security and help low income people get around. But if the cost of oil was realized at the pump instead of hidden in tax breaks and subsidies, investment in...
06/28/2016 - 3:09pm
Beware of opportunistic meddlers     The mass shooting in Orlando is tragic in ways beyond the immediate loss of loved ones and the terror experienced in the event.     Well-intentioned advocates, pundits, and politicians jumped on the news as a way to further their own agendas. They all approached it from the aspect...
06/14/2016 - 3:41pm
The millennials' distopian utopia        I’ll never forget when our oldest son came home from college and declared the welfare state to be legitimate because “we” voted for it. I can’t think of a better illustration of “democratic socialism.”      No founding...
05/31/2016 - 4:12pm
Time to prioritize      Much is made of the grave threat of Islamic extremism, but an ordinary day in Chicago where handguns are illegal puts Islamic terrorism in its place next to diesel exhaust as a threat to mankind.      People don’t like to find out they’ve been hoodwinked, so they react to...
05/17/2016 - 12:18pm
The failed hog plant project      Hogs paid for our farm. I remember hearing them called “the mortgage-lifter.” Now I know why.      They also provided our kids with responsibilities, something my aunt from California says is lacking in urban environments. Looking back, I wouldn’t have...
05/03/2016 - 1:48pm
The world is full of decent people      I was at a stopping place and decided to go over and see what Gardiner was doing. I would have called, but we couldn’t afford phones.      In fact, a pound of hamburger was beyond reach much of the time. Beans and rice contain all essential amino acids. A living...
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