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We Miss the Eloquence and Logic of Milton Friedman Now More ...

(October 26, 2008)  One of the signal economic thinkers of the 20th century was the Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman. His many books and papers, interviews and television specials have left us a valuable trove of thoughts and observations that should serve as guideposts during our current difficult ..

And We Want the Government to Do What?

(August 10, 2008)  I am always amazed when I see well educated, seemingly worldly people make themselves look and sound silly by promoting ever more aggressive expansion of government. We are currently in our national election cycle, admittedly the silly season for politicians. This year, however, the “nanny ..

The 4000 Year Old Egyptian Mystery That Teaches to This Day

(July 28, 2008)  One of the great entertainment values available to almost anyone with a cable television service is the History Channel. The volume and quality of wonderfully instructive and entertaining programming on offer is amazing. I have never watched a reality show, or a celebrity dancing display, but I ..

Its Time to Just Say No More to Intrusive Abusive Government

(July 08, 2008)  A fitting metaphor for the young 21st century, and the ever-increasing intrusiveness of government at all levels, is this weeks news stories detailing the total lack of progress in rebuilding the World Trade Center. This is the cherry on top of the proverbial bitter bureaucratic sundae. Is this the .

Energy Independence? Yes We Can!

(June 25, 2008)  My Company routinely reviews more than 600 new product ideas, concepts, prototypes and models during most years. During a soft economy, such as today's, we see even more as people become more desperate to chase a dream. Pursuit of the “American Dream" almost always involves entrepreneurial ..


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