Day: March 16, 2017

Poverty – Only one way out

“Virtually everyone agrees that poverty is bad. But not everyone agrees on what should be done about it. In the video that follows, Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, explains that if we want to help people get out of poverty, there’s really only one way to do it. This ain’t that: “Getting things …

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Data Point – 2017 Federal Budget

Remember to put this into context – we, as a country, are $20 Trillion in the hole: $61,000/person.  Already, Statists everywhere are doing the “Every dollar is sacred; people will DIE if programs are cut!!!!” dance, shimmy, and screaming meemies. Get used to it.  You want some of these programs (like the National Endowment for …

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Introducing The Biden Institute

When I heard that the University of Delaware was the home of the new Biden Institute my first thoughts were plagiarism and hair plugs. Spelling and communications (Malarky!)? Creepy groping? Nope! The Biden Institute will explore, according to Biden, “a whole range of things that have no ideology attached to them.” How does a guy …

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Pine Tree Ramblings (Vol 1)

For a few years, I was a regular, rabid contributor to this blog.  Over the past year or so, for a number of lame reasons, I haven’t been able to make the time to write more than once every few months.  My issue is that I try to make every posting a masterpiece of sociopolitical …

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