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Monthly Archive for October, 2014

Divide and Conquer

  Edited 1/6/2014 We sure live in an angry world, filled with hate and malice.  In my native state the bitter rivalry between the top two college athletics programs has been the impetus for my developing an allegorical metaphor.  I will use that metaphor to frame a darker side of humanity.  Like the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s, hate […]

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Said James Madison, in a letter to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822, “A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves […]

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A backdrop of some basic principles of personal finance: Please allow me lead into my subject by reviewing some fundamental principles of personal finance.  I do so at the risk that I may insult your intelligence so I ask you to bear with me just for a moment and my purpose will be come clear.  It’s […]

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