Recent Writings

Perspective and comments regarding current ideas and occurances in society. 

Thank You Bill Clinton

Thank You Bill Clinton

Let me at first say that everything I write is based on my own observations and represents my own opinion of the state of United States affairs. I offer no evidence to substantiate my opinions. This article is basically about the transportation industry which appears...

Will Democracy and Capitalism Survive?

Will Democracy and Capitalism Survive?

Friction and war seem to stubbornly persist on Planet Earth. There are a number of reasons for war, some of which appear to date back to the origin of mankind. Men have been killing each other over religion for all of recorded history. Today, it appears to me that...

Family Values

Family Values

What is the origin of family life? How and why did it come to be? We all know that men and women must come together to have children so that mankind will have a future on Planet Earth. I expect that, from the earliest stages, staying together as a family became the...

Who is Responsible for High Gas Prices?

Who is Responsible for High Gas Prices?

So many different reasons are offered for the high gas prices we are experiencing.  There is Russia’s war against Ukraine.  Some blame the oil companies for being greedy. We could say that OPEC is producing less to create shortages and keep prices high. Certainly, the...

Slavery

Slavery

Slavery may be one of the most misused and most misunderstood words in the English language. Everyone in this country knows what slavery is said to be. Slavery is what we did to black African people when we brought them to the United States to pick cotton due to a...

What is Vladimir Putin Saying?

What is Vladimir Putin Saying?

Vladimir Putin has been saying since before he invaded Ukraine that the United States is making it necessary for him to take such steps on behalf of the Russian people. In fact, since the end of World War II, Russia has been making statements that the United States...

The Dangers of Cryptocurrencies

The Dangers of Cryptocurrencies

It is easy to understand how the increase in value of cryptocurrencies in the early days, which created an increase in wealth for many, has encouraged the incredible growth of interest in them that we are experiencing. Investment in today’s day and age seems to...

Economics 901

Economics 901

From the time I studied Economics in college many years ago, I have always believed that Economics is as exact a science as Math. Unfortunately, government has a habit of setting up a society, establishing economic principles and then interfering with its proper...

The Curse of Paul Voelker

The Curse of Paul Voelker

America has always had a love affair with inflation. We love to see wages increase, home values rise and stock market prices go up. Unfortunately, costs also rise sometimes faster and our wealth actually will decrease instead of increase. But we do want our inflation...