Ideas matter

August 12, 2012
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In his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, John Maynard Keynes penned what has become a well-known quote: “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and  when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe …

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Enemies must be punished, friends will be rewarded

August 12, 2012
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In the 1950s when the United States was building up to fight the Vietnam War, soldiers were promised they would receive free medical care for life as a part of their retirement package.  The retirement package justified particularly low monthly pay packages. As an example a new Second Lieutenant received the princely  sum of $222…

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Welcome!

August 12, 2012
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Welcome!

“Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” – Margaret Thatcher Introducing:  The American Philosopher Our Premise: The United States of America was born in a time of great upheaval. The strain of tyranny had been felt in Europe, in America and around the world. A great transition took place in the founding…

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