Roommates

Roommates When you have a roommate, the rules change. At the very least, rules are established. As I kid, I had a roommate for much of my life, the rules had a hierarchy. They were not a mystery. Ignoring the rules had consequences which usually involved pain, discomfort or privilege loss. As an adult, I… Continue reading Roommates

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Solutions

Solutions Many policy issues have been discussed since this blog’s inception almost two years ago and sporadically, some solutions have been suggested. As mentioned, there are no panaceas to some of these policy problems, but this country does have multiple locations to try out different ideas. Test some, see if they work and if so,… Continue reading Solutions

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To What End?

To What End? I was talking to someone the other day and they asked a question I have asked myself at least one hundred times: What is the end game? What do the Democrats hope to gain by opening the border, impeding the supply chain, forgiving debt, increasing welfare payments, pursuing a green agenda without… Continue reading To What End?

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Jobs

Jobs Many nights in recent months, the nightly news is awash in stories about job availability. Teachers, law enforcement, and a host of blue collar and other jobs continue to go unfilled. I can provide some perspective on these stories as I am currently in the job market. I have bizarre anecdotes about several jobs,… Continue reading Jobs

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HOA

HOA All the little policies start to add up. A bunch of little ones creates a regulatory nightmare and crushes efficiency. It has been going on for decades and movement towards digital solutions has created a data desire that is unquenchable. I was trying to think of a good analogy to all the regulations that… Continue reading HOA

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Part of The Plan

Part of the Plan Instead of apologizing for discussing abortion…again, I think it is necessary to exemplify how this topic (and a few others) are used to polarize, divide, and distract, the voting public. As policies are enacted and other laws ignored, this issue continues to be used as propaganda. The list of policy quagmires… Continue reading Part of The Plan

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Policy Problems

Policy Problems I didn’t watch the President’s speech the other night, but as usually, one side said it was great and the other side said it was the root of all evil. Something to be said for consistency. When politicians speak, there is generally some thread of truth surrounding the pontificating. I often use Bernie… Continue reading Policy Problems

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Europe

Europe What the heck does Europe have to do with policy? It offers a lesson and if we pay attention, even a little, we might learn something and avoid the pain they will endure in the coming months. Its energy policy is reliant on Russian energy. It sanctioned Russia for its actions towards Ukraine. The… Continue reading Europe

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Selective Subsidy

Selective Subsidy Student loan debt forgiveness is bad policy. It does nothing to stem the rising cost of higher education or provide incentives to students, administrators or parents. It is selective in its help and insults all who did not attend college. It penalizes parents who made a conscious effort to save for their children’s… Continue reading Selective Subsidy

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Competition

Competition As the rule of law deteriorates, at least in the U.S., and law enforcement embraces selective enforcement, people should notice this is spreading to business. Businesses are not interested in hearing from customers. If a complaint is lodged, it is difficult to get it past a customer service person. As “online” becomes ubiquitous and… Continue reading Competition

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