Category Archives: Community

GDP Blindness

Everyone seems to agree that Europe is a basket case compared to the US. Left-leaning economists say it is because of “austerity”, right-leaning economists say it is because of the “burdensome welfare state”. Wondering around Vienna, Austria recently I counted … Continue reading

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The Fragility of Freedom

In high school I was an idealistic and active participant in the local Methodist Youth Fellowship in my New Hampshire town of 6,000 souls. Concerned with growing drug use among teens, our Fellowship’s adult leader and his wife opened the … Continue reading

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A Republican becomes a Feminist

I converted to feminism at an early age, although it would be many years before I would even hear, much less understand, that word. When I was 7 years old my best friend was the son of “intellectual” parents, a … Continue reading

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Adam Smith and the Occupy Wall Street movement

George Will is one of my favorite columnists/commentators. I appreciate his historical perspective and his logical approach. But every so often he seems to lose his perspective and become a shill for ideologues. This past Sunday’s edition of  the TV … Continue reading

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An Essay on the Role of Government

The debate on the role of government in American life continues unabated, as well it should, since questioning this may well be the essence of what it means to be an American. I would like to explore what may be … Continue reading

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A Death in the Family

I recently received an email with the subject line Syd Furman, W6QWK, SK and I knew a fellow member of the Ham Radio fraternity had passed away. “SK” stands for “Silent Key”. This tradition for announcing the death of a … Continue reading

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