Category: Our Societal Issues

Do You Believe In Global Warming?


For a while I have been talking about belief derived reality. That is the reality we hold as an amalgam of what we notice and what we believe to be true. We all fit here to some degree. Political, social, family, religious and cultural… Continue Reading “Do You Believe In Global Warming?”

First Anniversary!


Anniversary #1!   The first of the articles in this blog appeared one year ago today.  This will be the 380th post.  I hope you have enjoyed some at least and perhaps learned a little from another or perhaps discovered a new way to look… Continue Reading “First Anniversary!”

Data Security


NSA (The National Security Agency) has been in the news lately.  I am ambivalent about the whole thing.  Certainly knowing what is happening in real time is a great advantage for security and for law enforcement.  But, is it worth its price?  The almost… Continue Reading “Data Security”

Is Apple The New General Motors?


A recent article in Business Insider indicates the time between replacements of mobile phones is starting to lengthen.  Horror of horrors the upgrade cycle has reached 22 months.  That is potentially very adverse for the manufacturers. There are reasons for the time becoming longer… Continue Reading “Is Apple The New General Motors?”

RIP Ronald Coase


Nobel prize winner in economics, “accidental economist” and law school professor, Ronald Coase died 2 September 2013 at 102.  His insights into our everyday lives will live longer.   Coase, (pronounced like nose) is known for two significant papers.  They were the basis for… Continue Reading “RIP Ronald Coase”

I Stand Corrected


For many years I have been a firm proponent of this idea, “Never give a job to someone who will be harmed if they do it successfully.” Apparently, this law is not universally applicable. I have always believed that the least likely group to… Continue Reading “I Stand Corrected”

Getting Money


Every parent must sooner or later have a conversation with their children about how money works. What it is, where it comes from, and what they can do about it. For many years that conversation was confined to a few variables. Develop your skills,… Continue Reading “Getting Money”

Incompetence May Have Value


I chanced to speak with a professor from an American university on Saturday.  We talked about how the summer weather in the south-east US is constantly like we have had here for the past 10 days and how Washington DC was once a malaria… Continue Reading “Incompetence May Have Value”

Learning From Failure


Today I am a curator.  A selector of material organized along a common theme.  The theme is – success follows failure.  I often heard, “Good decisions are the result of experience and experience is the result of bad decisions.” or perhaps, “Experience is the… Continue Reading “Learning From Failure”

Hmmm??! Appears There Is No Consensus


Yesterday I pointed out that anti-idling bylaws did nothing to cure carbon emissions and they were an empty political gesture.  I think dumb may have come up too.  I further postulated that the cost to stop and then accelerate back to normal speeds is… Continue Reading “Hmmm??! Appears There Is No Consensus”

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