Recent Writings

Perspective and comments regarding current ideas and occurances in society. 

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...

Interest Rates, Inflation, Recession

Interest Rates, Inflation, Recession

Economics is a relatively complicated subject. Some definitions and explanations are required for those not familiar with the subject. The basic principles of economics are the laws of supply and demand. The price we pay for a product or service will rise or fall...

The Dangers of Nuclear Energy

The Dangers of Nuclear Energy

Many years ago at the start of my first career, I was employed by General Electric Company and graduated from the Financial Management Training Program there in Schenctady, New York. GE at the time was probably the largest manufacturer of power generators for the...