Category: culture

A Time for Contrition

Half an apology from a man who publicly declares a policy of no remorse in his life proves that he doesn’t understand the power of words and should not be entrusted with such a position of influence as he is seeking.

If he is “our best option” in the election then our society has bigger problems than who is sitting on the Supreme Court.

Public vs Private Companies

At what point in the pursuit of profit do individuals diminish or forego their right to religious expression in their business activities? To answer that ask: who owns the corporation?

Funding Education

When your car stops running the solution isn’t always to put gas in the gas tank. Likewise, funding our schools isn’t as straightforward as simply figuring out who should foot the bill.

Thoughts on Caucus System Reform

Curt Bentley has an excellent post in which he discusses the issue of reforming the caucus system. I really appreciate the methodical approach he has taken to examine the issue. I completely agree with each of his guiding principles and…

Causes and Symptoms

There are still times when doctors are limited to treating symptoms but generally in modern times our doctors seek to treat the underlying cause of a problem rather than the symptoms. We need to do more of that in the healthcare industry – especially as it relates to our most pressing chronic condition in the industry: uncontrolled costs.

Restriction vs Empowerment

Photo by Tony Young My 6-year-old son frequently wants to use sharp knives and it is not uncommon for him to get them out of a drawer unsupervised when he has a task that he believes would be served by…

Saving Social Security

SSA card on Money

When I heard Doug Wright say that he was incensed to hear someone characterize Social Security as charity it got me wondering – maybe it would be a good thing if social security were set up more like a charity so that we did not make it available to people who had sufficient assets to support themselves.

The Scary Flu Monster

I won’t argue that the flu vaccine is not worth getting but I am confident that it is not effective or important enough to mandate it for the general population.

Political Sacred Cows

Whenever someone assigns one thing as unassailable – whether it’s HAFB, the importance of seniority, the idea that all elected officials are crooks who should be replaced, or even the original text of the U.S. Constitution – it eventually leads them to make decisions that are undesirable in the long run.

The Liberty Line

So long as freedom of religion is protected we have reason to celebrate our independence – even if we have to work to restore or protect our other natural rights.