Category Archives: Social Problems

Do you believe in our Political System? If not, why not?

Lee Hamilton, who is a senior adviser for Indiana University Center on Representative Government had an article on the Op Ed page of our local paper last week.  In the beginning paragraph of the article he said that he believes … Continue reading

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Slavery, Segregation, and Monuments

Today there seems to be some controversy over monuments in the south that remember the Confederate States of America and it’s leaders.  New Orleans recently took down a large monument near the middle of town.  And there have been some … Continue reading

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Public Knowledge, Projections, and Memory

In 1978, the U. S. Congress enacted energy legislation that outlawed the use of Natural Gas to generate electricity.  “knowledgeable Experts” were projecting that we would be out of natural gas by 1985.  Thus the popular opinion was we were facing a … Continue reading

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Why Are not-for-profit College Costs increasing faster than inflation?

My paper carried an article a few months ago that the highest paid state employee in all bur one or two states is that states major college football coach, with the college basketball coaches not far behind.  From the numbers … Continue reading

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Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion?

I was an ROTC grad from college.  So I got my 2nd Lt. bars and had to report for two years active duty within a year of graduation.  I was assigned to the U.S. Army Artillery so my first stop … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Doctors & Politicians

When I was growing up I heard my father say that the best doctors were good diagnostician.  I also remember my mother telling me that I had to take my medicine, even if it didn’t taste good, because it would … Continue reading

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The Definition of Insanity and the Fed

One of the definitions of “insanity” is to keep doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result.  The Federal Reserve Board has been keeping interest rates almost zero for more than 7 years now – longer … Continue reading

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