More on the lockdown debate

It’s been a bumpy ride on the COVID-19 train over the last couple of months.  First it was possibly nothing, then it was the end of the world. Then as the lockdowns bit hard and more reliable data came out of our own experience with NYC and other US locales, doubts began to surface again.  … Read more

What Scares Me About The American Left

I have become more and more uneasy with some of the manifestations of the modern left in America – identity politics, the campus PC culture, privilege theory, flirtation with far-left economic policies. Supporters say they are fighting for equality and justice.  I believe most are sincere and actually believe that they really are fighting for … Read more

Where Does Plastics Pollution Come From And What Can We Do?

A study came out recently by the University of Newcastle that said that we are eating about one credit card’s worth of plastic a week.  It could be higher because the study did not measure plastic in some types of food and drink. This startling statistic immediately brings two questions to mind. Question #1 – … Read more

Is Globalization Tearing Up The Social Contract?

In the Rust Belt America town where I grew up there are many streets named after local businessmen. These were the people that owned factories and businesses back in the time when the city had such things. In today’s world, I’m not sure many of the people who work for the businesses that remain even … Read more

Some Thoughts On The Universal Income Conversation

A ‘universal income’ is an idea that has been kicked around a lot in the last decade or so.  Exactly what it means, and most importantly how much it costs, depends on your definition. The basic idea is that each citizen should receive from the government an annual payment.  This idea is meant to have … Read more

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