Saturday January 21, 2017
08/09/2016 - 1:31pm
A subtle destroyer of the human spirit
I lived in Oakland in the early 1970's. I loved the working class feel there. Across the bay was Sissy-town. In Oakland a late model car was usually passing through to the suburbs and almost every car had a Raiders sticker in the back window. I didn't have a car unless I was subbing...
07/26/2016 - 2:44pm
The prosperity of everyone in a culture is dependent on their ability to keep what they earn. Every drop that they can't keep, reduces incentive to excel in some way; and that is more destructive to the common good than anything else.
During the farm crisis of the eighties I had an...
07/12/2016 - 3:46pm
Preferring local control
Back in the days when socialism was failing in the Soviet Union (The system failed. Ronald Reagan had nothing to do with it.), I had a friend who traveled to Latvia on a farm tour. I remember what he found when he got there.
Imagine a field of oats, just beginning to head out, a...
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.”