Economics

Claims of Espionage

March 21, 2017
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Claims of Espionage

Trumps claims, Napolitano claims, many claims there is espionage going on. The heads of agencies who should know claim there is no evidence. Who is telling the truth? Visions of clandestine meetings, smoke filled rooms and shadows in the night, cast our minds back to the days of Mata Hari, The Rosenberg’s, Major John André…

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Observations of Our Current Economic Climate

March 13, 2017
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Observations of Our Current Economic Climate

By Dr. Mark Pingle, Professor of Economics, University of Nevada Reno Editorial Note: This article is in response to a social media post criticizing President Trump for taking credit for the Obama economy, I will make a couple of comments. First, in each recession prior to the 2008-2009 recession including the Great Depression, where economic…

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The Loss of the Family

February 26, 2017
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The Loss of the Family

From the beginning of time, the nuclear family has been the basic social unit. It was true in the Garden of Eden and it is true today. While the family has transcended time and space, its context has changed over time. In the Hunter-Gatherer culture, the family was dependent on the interaction of the tribe.…

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The Loss of Identity

February 26, 2017
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The Loss of Identity

I grew up before television, computers and a host of modern time occupying technological conveniences. Washing machines had wringers on the side. They did not go through cycles, they just sat there and swished. The real work was done by the housewife who attended them. The ice man came every other day and you put…

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Political Insanity

February 8, 2017
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Political Insanity

We are surrounded once again with political insanity. Stay with me here… It has been attributed to Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman, Michio Kaku, Niels Bohr, Brian Greene, Austin O’Malley, Paul Dirac and others – that grand old saying – “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and…

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We Are the Enemy of Ourselves

January 24, 2017
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We Are the Enemy of Ourselves

A Nation in Confusion I’ve long thought that what we believe to be true philosophically, is a matter of emotion rather than an objective discovery of fact. Of course we all like to think of ourselves as objective, accurate and honest about our discovery of reality, yet it is obvious that there are 50 million…

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There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Donald Trump

January 20, 2017
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There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Donald Trump

I was hesitant to support Donald Trump and I will admit it. He is brash, arrogant and bull headed. There were too many rumors and critics around for him to win my support. But he was also outside of the Washington political club and a business man, so I had hopes. Besides, there was no…

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Culture Shock – The Clash of Realities

December 30, 2016
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Culture Shock – The Clash of Realities

My Facebook page has picked up signals that all is not well in post-election America. There are those who are petrified with fear over Donald Trump’s energy and action in making sweeping changes to our land. They long for the good old days of Obama’s “fundamental change of America.” They even tout how great it…

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Cabinet Picks: What is Trump up to?

December 8, 2016
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Cabinet Picks: What is Trump up to?

‘The Donald’ is up to something, and his cabinet picks and those under consideration so far tell a story. He has picked people from inside the beltway and outside as well. He has picked former political opponents as well as supporters. He is consider some opponents to head agencies they have been at odds with.…

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Looking Beyond the Content

October 9, 2016
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Looking Beyond the Content

Many years ago now, I was invited to attend the prestigious Advanced Management Program at General Motors Institute. I was working for GMC Truck & Coach Division and they selected several to go to this year long class. There was a lot of field study courses and periodically the trip to GMI in Lansing, MI…

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