Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Help!” or “Let It Be” ?

I am about to attempt to relate The Beatles, Milton Friedman, and Ronald Reagan.  It’s kinda like playing Twister, except the contortions are mental.  Here goes… Very few know — maybe only me — that John Lennon and Paul McCartney were big-time … Continue reading

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Do You Form Your Opinions Independently? Are You Sure?

By Jeff Rutherford In 1902, syndicated political satirist Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936), in the voice of his fictional Irish character “Mr. Dooley”, sarcastically observed the following about the inflated and increasingly illegitimate social power of the

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Rosen’s Axiom

Quote from Denver Talk Radio 850KOA host Mike Rosen, on 9 November 2012…three days after the election:

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“You Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste.”

Originally posted on AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS ADDICT:
English: President Obama with White House Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel in the parlor of Air Force One (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The full quote, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And…

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Your Congressmen/Women: Delegates or Trustees?

A tangent question from a follower regarding  my last article (Re-chewing the Simpson-Bowles Cud) deserves its own article. The question had to do with how much latitude our congressmen/women should be allowed to exercise when

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Re-chewing the Simpson-Bowles Cud

  ru·mi·nate   verb     \ˈrü-mə-ˌnāt\      Definitions: 1.  To consider something deeply and carefully. 2.  To re-chew partially digested food.  (photo credit) There isn’t a more perfect word than ruminate for what all of us ought to be doing this month regarding … Continue reading

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Acts of Kindness Shouldn’t Be “Random”

By Denice Rutherford Probably everybody has heard of and seen this touching picture of New York City police officer Larry DiPrimo giving a new pair of winter boots and socks to a homeless man in Times Square on November 14th, … Continue reading

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