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Commons Problems

If you want to talk about the environment or natural resources or about publicly available information or even privately held resources that are widely shared, you should recognize a concept that describes a well-researched and widely recognized problem. One of … Continue reading

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Republicuts and Government Services

The Veterans Administration has long delays for doctor’s appointments. An ambassador and other U.S. personnel are killed in Benghazi. U.S. educational quality is declining. Thousands sicken or die from food contaminated at the plant that processed and packaged it, forcing … Continue reading

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Philosophical Division

President Barack Obama began his second term in office with a series of proposals designed to encourage his own party to action. Of course, with the very same proposals he challenged the Republican leadership to either compromise or get out … Continue reading

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Guns Rule!

The names, often repeated in the media, are easily remembered: Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, Tucson, the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Of course, there is also the chronic massive gun-related death toll … Continue reading

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The Romney Tax Plan

Leading up to and immediately following the second presidential debate, which most analysts scored as a win for Obama, the prevailing question in news reports and on the Sunday TV talk shows seemed to be, “Do debates really matter?” Oddly … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Mormon Atheist

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Winter of the Economy

The collapse of the housing and credit markets and the derivatives industry that fed on both of them resulted in the worst global economic crisis since the 1930’s. It has eased up somewhat in the past two years in the … Continue reading

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Fall of the Economy

The more I hear people talk about the most recent recession, the one that we have supposedly put behind us, the more I realize that many people who should know better are blinded by ideology. When looking at that 2007 … Continue reading

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Nuclear Japan

In Japan a significant natural disaster, quite destructive in itself, became an extended crisis when four of the six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima power plant were severely damaged. At least three of the reactors have suffered a partial meltdown, … Continue reading

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