Selective Recognition And The Greek Financial Crisis

Continuing from the last post, we look at the most recent example of bonafide financial turmoil: Greece. In Wednesday’s article, I shared how when it comes to economic or political themes, people are selective with their perspectives. We talked about rich people and how some people only see the wealthy as fleecing the public for…
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Eat The Rich

Are you mad at rich people? Do you respect them? The class warfare debate is as alive as ever, and an article in the New York Times stirred the coals with this piece. It says that France’s new Socialist President, François Hollande, is eyeing a 75% income tax for French citizens who make over $1.25M a year.…
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On Freedom, China, And ObamaCare

Happy Fourth of July! Here are some thoughts about freedom. My friend, Susan, attends a very liberal liberal-arts college. It offers no majors or class requirements. The intention is to remove all roadblocks from a student pursuing their interests. I thought it sounded great. In high school and college I hated having to take classes…
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Self-Driving Cars

I like technology. I am particularly intrigued by how technology can solve problems for humanity that laws cannot. Follow me on this one: we try to draw a line when it comes to drinking and driving.  First it’s .10 now it’s .08. We steepen the fines and jail time. We commit offenders to treatment, helping…
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Yangshuo: Grateful For Rain

Yes, that’s right. I was grateful for the “bad” weather during my time here. Crazy, huh? Well, normally I’d wish for blue skies just like the next fella, but something about this place made the rain feel appropriate. In fact, sunny weather would’ve been a bit lacking. I awoke my second morning in Yangshuo and…
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