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Recommendations for firearm legislation from a U.S. Citizen

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Graphic Source: “Public safety trumps outdated, irrelevant Second Amendment,” by Lee Gaillard, The Seattle Times, January 3, 2008 (here). See also: “District of Columbia v. Heller – Case Brief Summary,” a summary of the Supreme Court’s landmark holding in … Continue reading

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Has “Trickle-down” Been Shot Down?

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) No, not yet, much to the chagrin of the small cadre of Keynesians still holding forth in the United States and around the world.  But it has taken some major ground fire recently, from an unlikely … Continue reading

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Peace Will Only Come With Justice

(Return to the Contents Topics page.)       Here is a “Perspective” piece, written by a long-time friend Dorothy Richards, that was recently published in the Albany Times Union (here). I worked with Dottie for a number of years back in the 1970s … Continue reading

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Much Confusion Over Health Care

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Here’s a recent “letter to the editor” we want to pass along, submitted by one of our guest bloggers, Janet Spitz, to the Albany Times Union (July 11, 2012).  Janet summarizes how “Obamacare” affects taxes, health insurance … Continue reading

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Occupy, Violence, and the Stacked Deck

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Image from “Occupy Oakland violence,” November 9, 2011) Every year as the March (Vernal) Equinox  approaches, I feel my energy and enthusiasm levels rise.  Days get longer more quickly until March 20, after which they will … Continue reading

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Why Businesses Cut Jobs – and What to Do About It

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Preferences are learned as well as natural:  Business managers are taught to favor investment in machines and monetary instruments over investment in workers.  In fact, two ratios drive Management training in Business Schools:  The … Continue reading

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Is There Any Good News in the Deal on Debt?

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) The Debt Deal struck a couple of weeks ago did (perhaps) avert a national default; the perhaps is because our constitution provides that the US will allocate funds to cover obligations, so it is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Health Care from a Practicing Physician

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Poor medicine! So much of the healthcare mess has been blamed on our honorable profession, an art that dates back thousands of years to Hippocrates.  The art of medicine in America today, however, is … Continue reading

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