Category Archives: bureaucracy

The New Empire of Debt, Second Edition

This book was written by William Bonner and Addison Wiggin, both of Agora Publishing, the largest publisher of financial newsletters in the world. The Empire in the title, of course, refers to the USA. The authors point out that the … Continue reading

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Incredible Cynicism

A couple of years ago someone emailed me a cartoon. It had two vultures sitting on a tree branch. One said to the other “Patience be damned. I’m going to kill something.” The vultures that feast on the bones of … Continue reading

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Wrong

The subtitle is Why Experts Keep Failing Us – And How to Know When Not to Trust Them. It was written by David H. Freedman and published by Little, Brown and Company. Published 2010. The author points out some of … Continue reading

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Think Like a Freak, by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

This is a follow-on to their earlier books, Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics. In those books they applied modern investigation methods to many unexpected problems, and naturally came up with unexpected descriptions of which factors mattered and which did not. I remember … Continue reading

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Dark Winter, a book review

Subtitle How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell This book was written by John L. Casey, a recently-retired senior engineer with the US space program. It was published in 2014 by Humanix Books. It is available for 19.17 … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment

A recent statement by Ron Paul states that the death penalty is the ultimate corrupt ‘Big Government’ program. I believe that he makes a valid point, whether or not you agree with his general political positions. It has always seemed … Continue reading

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Fast and Furious revisited

I had not heard much about Fast and Furious for a long time so I was pleased when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced that they would air a program on it on Sunday the 22nd of March of 2015. I … Continue reading

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Let me tell you this before Trey Gowdy does. I am writing about two of the foreign policy problems that the US has now. This batch of problems began in 1935. A presidential election was held in Cuba. One person … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act– Obamacare

One of my side jobs is preparing US and Canadian income tax forms. I do this as a self-employed independent preparer. Accordingly I just finished an update course on US tax law. There are several sections on Obamacare. It is … Continue reading

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City Transit

City transit has suffered at the hands of the people who claim to be most interested in increasing its popularity. Let me tell you about a few of the most idiotic aspects of this stupidity. About 30 years ago a … Continue reading

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