E.D. Hirsch founded the Core Knowledge Foundation in 1986 to promote cultural literacy: An important and worthy endeavor. It saddened me to learn that Dr. Hirsch supports Common Core.Michelle Rhee,…Continue
Income InequalityThere has never been a society in which some people didn’t have a greater income than most others either through the power of force, the power of birth, or the power of hard work and…Continue
Most people think that government is the basis for a safe and orderly society. I submit that this is incorrect. The driving force for a safe and orderly society is cultural agreement as to how, why…Continue
The tragic news of the church massacre in South Carolina got my attention.
I've held the view that love is passive/hate is dynamic for decades. I wrote and filed an essay on the subject in March of 2007. The massacre that took place in a place of sanctuary made me think that maybe i should publish it. For what it's worth, here it is.
Hate as a political weapon
Resentment turned to anger turned to hate, along with fear, has become a political weapon. Hate…Continue
Governments don’t produce wealth. If this were not true, why do governments collect taxes? Why don’t they just pay their bills out of the wealth that they have produced? The fact is that all governments, from the very first, consume wealth. Everything that the government does, even if necessary or important, is consumption.
Prior to the 18th century, all Governments acquired wealth by invasion, conquest, enslaving the conquered, various forms of subjection (serf, vassal,…Continue
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines socialism: b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state. (Emphasis mine. )
Production controlled by the state, or socialism, has been around for as long as there have been governments. The taking of the fruit of the labors of those that are productive and giving it to those who are not is the method by…Continue