Category: The Role of Government

Rebuilding the Commons Part 1

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A while back there was a lot of discussion around a pair of essays penned by venture capitalist Paul Graham. The first one is well researched, thoughtful, and raises a compelling hypothesis of what he believes are the unique forces…

The Bitter White Americans

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You know Millennials routinely get called out for their entitled nature. All too often I see the criticism as overblown, but let’s go with the premise for a moment and ask where did they get these ideas from. I’m reminded…

The BDC VS the GOP

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We must now come to terms with the reality that we now have a three party political system. We have the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Burn it Down Crazies (BDC). The Republicans have tried to maintain a coalition with…

The Conversation

Last year was not good for race relations in the US. To be honest there really hasn’t been a “good year” but there have been non-bad years  2014 though was not one of them. A lot of people on my…

The Other Too Big To Fail

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There is a lot of talk going around about raising the minimum wage. Conservatives have coalesced around the idea that raising the minimum wage right now is a terrible idea because it will hurt small business. According to conservatives the…