I don't know about you, but I think the word "blog" is a bit "blah." It sounds like something from a 1950's sci-fi B-rated black and white movie. "The Blog!" Back in the 80's and 90's they were called "Op-Eds", or opinion pieces or editorials. But then came the Internet and the advent of a new language.
I consider my opinion pieces to be "thinking out loud." Face it. Most of what we write begins with us running or walking and talking to ourselves. So it is with my "blogs." While much of what I write reflects a particular view point which you may or may not agree with, the important thing to me is that I am "thinking." You just happen to have the benefit of reading what I think. Like much of what we think about, our ideas are continually being tested. We often have certain notions and must struggle with how they apply to the world about us -- or even more fundamentally, should they apply at all.
I hope you find the articles on this page enjoyable and inciteful. Your comments are always welcome.
August 7, 2022
Why is there disagreement on the definition of a recession?
July 7, 2022
Understanding what causes inflation is the key to solving it.
June 18, 2022
Mail-in-ballots are certainly convenient. But the process raises several concerns.
June 2, 2022
Alaska’s Congressional Race and the National Debt
May 16, 2022
It is interesting to note how in the real world loans work. According to the Fed, non-performing loans in the real world rest at about 1%! Yet student loans are at 23%! It is clear that the student loan market is highly distorted. The objective is to re-introduce reality into the student loan marketplace.
May 9, 2022
A deeper look at how colleges are responsible for the mounting cost of a education, contributing to the scale of student debt.
May 1, 2022
A look at the problem of student debt and the proposal of blanket loan forgiveness.
April 7, 2022
Would you believe it if I told you that I saved 25% shopping this week?
March 25, 2022
An historical perspective on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
December 29, 2021
The controversy over critical race theory has peeled away several layers of our society that, like an onion, can only bring tears
December 4, 2021
Transparency implies a desire to be truthful. It assumes that the adults in the room have the confidence to calmly discuss issues. It assumes that where two people disagree, they can still respect one another. CRT cannot stand up to that test because the more it is investigated, the darker it becomes.
December 2, 2021
In order for a democracy to survive it must have an informed electorate. That is why the freedom and health of the press is vital.
September 3, 2021
Looks like we are about to be hit with another wave of political ads. The Pro Act adverisements are a taste of what we will be viewing in the 2022 elections. This may spell the end of YouTube. And what exactly is the Pro Act?
August 7, 2021
A lesson in economics in my pursuit of almond abstract.
April 2, 2021
What do you value more? Election Integrity or Baseball?
February 17, 2021
Regardless of your politics, you have to acknowledge that Rush Limbaugh rewrote the manual for news coverage.
February 3, 2021
Do you think it is time that politicians start acting like adults?
January 26, 2021
Why take a stand in defense of Parler?
January 26, 2021
Is there a need for a government response to Big Tech?
January 19, 2021
Are we capable in handling raw information from the Internet?
June 7, 2020
After roughly 40 years of professional work, what is not in my resume that can best explain my strongest skill?
August 13, 2018
After a very busy Alaskan summer, finally getting back to writing. Check out this blog and de-stress from the drama of "fake news."
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