Category Archives: Society

Democracy and Its Discontents

David Brooks of the New York Times just wrote an interesting piece about the political problems facing the United States and the European Union.  He writes that both the U.S. and the European Union are facing a situation where two political … Continue reading

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Lone Star State is a Pretty Good Place to Live & Work

Forbes reports that Texas has three of the best cities to work in the nation.  Dallas, Houston and Austin are among the top cities to earn a living while also keeping living costs down.   Being a native Texan for many … Continue reading

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Using Credit Checks for Employee Screening – Slippery Slope

The Times and NPR have written recently about employers using credit checks as an additional means to screen potential new hires.  I’ve heard about these on rare occasion but it seems that a trend may be developing whereby one’s personal … Continue reading

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Economies of Geography???

I’ve been tossing a notion around for some time now and it is something that comes up in the public discussion every now and then.  Up until this point I had really limited it to the food industry but after reading … Continue reading

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Bailing out the Big 3

I am sure others have noticed by now that the discussion about bailing out our Big 3 auto firms reliably ends up with GM being the focus of attention. I think there is something to be said about this. It … Continue reading

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What happened to "The Buck Stops Here"!!!!!!!

President Truman must be rolling in his grave.  We have become a society enthralled with the notion that responsibility lies…… way over there.  Burn yourself on HOT coffee at McDonalds?  Easy, just sue them for serving you hot coffee.  Suffer … Continue reading

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Some Lessons for Protectionists

The New York Times just published an article that could be a great case study for those clamoring towards protectionist policies. Every time I decide to blog something about this issue I can’t get over how anyone could take issue … Continue reading

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