Tag Archives: Political Systems

Liberals and Conservatives – Pt. 2

There’s an old saying:  “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”   I used to think that meant that I did not do something that I intended to do and maybe promised someone that I would do.  Then … Continue reading

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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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A Federal Reserve Report says Economists Fail at Forecasting – Really?

Robert J Samuelson had a syndicated column recently reporting on a U.S. Federal Reserve study of the accuracy of Macro-economic forecasting.  The study looked at forecasts of “important economic” indicators such as unemployment, interest rates, gross domestic product and compared … 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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Tribal Politics and This Year’s Election

In the Review Section of Saturday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal, the lead article was entitled “A Truce for our Tribal Politics”. It was written by Dr. Haidt – a social psychologist at New York University Stern School of … 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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