How Can I Be A Better Student?


A disturbing pathology has arisen within the American Educational System, both within K-12 and Higher Education. Policies implemented throughout all levels of the United States educational system and changes of attitudes within families are resulting in American students that are not adequately prepared for current or future employment, and worse, woefully ill-prepared to face the…

Gold Standard 2012: A Foolish Folly


Rand Paul and his father, Ron Paul, have many quotes and attributions stating they favor returning to the stable economic days when the United States backed all of its currency with either gold or silver. I think before anyone jumps on this bandwagon to CrazyTown, we need to really examine the Gold Standard. Gold and…

Book Review: “Bad Luck and Trouble,” Lee Child


“Never mess with Special Investigators.” In the Army, MP’s have to watch their backs, and the back of the people they are teamed with. MP learn never to take anything for granted. With a population as numerous as some countries, the U.S. Army has its fair share of crime. And criminals of any sort do…

How Price Controls Hurt


In my traditionally taught course, I made the comment that subsidies/price controls hurt the poor. A reply to that comment inquired how subsidies hurt the poor. Weren’t subsidies designed to help farmers? My reply was, absolutely, subsidies or price controls especially help local farmers. Actually, the USDA may refer to these as “price controls.” However,…

>Earthquake Japan: A Fated Event


> The 8.9 magnitude earthquake centered off the northeast coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu, has been predicted to happen for at least a decade. The map at right (courtesy United States Geological Survey) illustrates the epicenter of the most significant earthquake to affect Japan in a century. The pink lines indicate the boundaries where…

>Can Unions and Democracy Co-exist?


> That is a silly question. Any person that suggests that unions and Democracy cannot co-exist needs to explain himself/herself. I guess I better get started …` Unions were born out of the abominable conditions created by corporations that had more interests in money than ensuring that their workers were safe and paid decent wages.…