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The Unanswered Questions

There’s a piece by Charles Ives, a famous American composer, named „The Unanswered Question“. I have long enjoyed this piece, and in particular also its title. In my opinion, there are many unanswered questions. One reason why there are so … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to Fix the World via the Legal System

I have long since been a big fan of Edmund Burke — the “father of modern conservatism”…. He was probably far ahead of his time, but for today, I feel he is no longer far ahead of our time. What … Continue reading Continue reading

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In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act

On wikipedia.org, it is debated whether this line is a quote by George Orwell or not. Even worse: On yahoo.com, there is this question: What does “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” mean? … Continue reading Continue reading

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It’s always me that ends up getting wet

I was thinking of some lyrics from a song by Sting earlier — and I’ll get to that in a moment — but what happened is that I sat down and watched his “All This Time” DVD, because I thought … Continue reading Continue reading

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Your Money or Your Life

Oftentimes, when I tell people that I don’t vote for (or against) politicians or political parties, they act as though this meant I weren’t a “free person”… or as if I were giving up some of my democratic freedoms. Quite … Continue reading Continue reading

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One of the Best Things about Me and My Writing is…

… that whether you like me or not, or read my writing or not,… — or whatever (or not) — is completely optional: There are no strings attached, no obligations involved, and what you think of me and/or my writing … Continue reading
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Don’t Listen to Me!

Listen to the words you use! Oh, and for those of you “on” Facebook, “on” Google, “on” whatever, here’s a friendly reminder about the pill you just swallowed: Continue reading

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We need to say no and make no stick

Forcing people to lie is a dictatorship – I host this web site for John Dvorak. I have access to his email. I can tell you that I know for a fact that I’m not sending the NSA John’s email. … Continue reading
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Don’t Give Up Just Because Other People Don’t Like What You’re Saying

Paul Krugman: In any kind of communications profession, the point is above all to have something to say. I look at a lot of people in the punditry business and I think they’re trying to be clever and counterintuitive. They’re … Continue reading
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Why isn’t 100% Unemployment the Goal for an Advanced Industrial Economy?

Imagine solar-powered robots could do everything needed in an economy with no adverse effects to the environment. If that were possible, then I don’t understand why it would be good to employ people. I have actually wondered for several years … Continue reading
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