Lumberjacks Needed

One of my finance professors in my undergraduate days was the Dean of the Finance School, a brilliant man by the name of E. Carl Jones. It wasn’t long into the class that he taught us one rule about banks and borrowing – if what you borrow has too few zeros to the right, you…

Make Buggy Whips Great Again!

Interesting that that 11,000 scientists call for population control in the developed world to fight climate change when the birth rates are falling below replacement rates in most of the countries in the “developed” and “developing” world. The US, the EU, South Korea and Japan – all are experiencing historic low birthrates. The Western world…

The Winter of Our Discontent

One wonders if the unique American experiment in liberty is already too far gone to save. One must wonder if Lady Liberty is just a zombie, unaware she is dead as she wanders the landscape. Many of our elitist punditry class say that our current separation is due to a stark partisan divide – but…

Boss Tweed: Normalizing the Deep State

The most dangerous aspect of what the Democrats have done over the past 3 years ((and are continuing to do) isn’t really the process or the damage they have done to our governing institutions – it is that they have actively encouraged and condoned actions which, in the Obama years, would have had them screaming…

Fearing Fear Itself

If everyone who protests racism, sexism, misogyny, bigotry or any other “y” or “ism” actually experienced such things, there would be no argument that America is a pretty bad place. But they don’t and it isn’t. These are people who have been taught to fear those “y’s” and “isms” the same way people are scared…

We Become That Which We Hate

“By intensity of hatred, nations create in themselves the characters they imagine in their enemies. Hence it is that all passionate conflicts result in the interchange of characteristics.” ~ George William Russell (1867-1935) In a shorter version, “We become what we hate” is an old yoga maxim. I would extend this expression to include fear…

Neo-Galtism

I had a meeting in Denver yesterday, so I took a quick roundtrip over and back flight. On the way back yesterday afternoon, I wound up sitting next to an acquaintance from another lifetime ago and we got caught up on each other’s lives. As we once did, we talked about our families, ourselves and…