The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

With the post-war German economy in ruins, a little-known economist named Ludwig Erhard suggested a bold kick start:  replace the old currency with the Deutsche Mark and lift all economic controls.   It worked.  The German economy boomed.  

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

The worst example of how little things have changed is the movie I, Tonya.

Human Rights Court Rules Against Parental Rights

Human Rights Court Rules Against Parental Rights

Parents have a natural right and responsibility to raise and educate their children, not the state.

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

"Border control is a federal responsibility," says... Dianne Feinstein?

Ten Books that Make Us Human

Ten Books that Make Us Human

Descartes said that reading good books is like engaging with the most cultivated minds of the past.

Here’s What Happens when the Gender-Gap Index Is Adjusted for Bias

Here’s What Happens when the Gender-Gap Index Is Adjusted for Bias

Even the measurement of gender bias is subject to gender bias.

How are Humans Different Than Animals? Don't Bother Asking a Scientist.

How are Humans Different Than Animals? Don't Bother Asking a Scientist.

Maybe some day, scientists will evolve into philosophers. Only then will they be able to tell what the real difference between animals and humans is

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

They entered an economy ravaged by their parents,  Now they must regroup, persist and somehow prevail.  

The Heart of the Matter: Families and Fatherhood

The Heart of the Matter: Families and Fatherhood

Why don’t our politicians and others begin a campaign to "revalorize fathers and men?" Such a campaign would cost little money but might bring great gains in nearly all parts of our society.

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

As you plan for your future together, couples should talk about money decisions as "we, us, our." Language matters.

Meat-eating Made Homo Sapiens Brainy and Brawny

Meat-eating Made Homo Sapiens Brainy and Brawny

Red Meat is good for you.  It made the human race. 

Homer's Advice for Husbands and Wives

Homer's Advice for Husbands and Wives

Homer writes about honor, war, politics and love.  His portrait of the marriages of Hector and Andromache as well as  Odysseus and Penelope provides good advice for successful relationships. 

Trump May Be Down, but He Shouldn't Be Counted Out.

Trump May Be Down, but He Shouldn't Be Counted Out.

Even unpopular presidents have a way of getting reelected.

Why Steve Jobs, not Bill Gates, Was the True Education Visionary

Why Steve Jobs, not Bill Gates, Was the True Education Visionary

Apple’s visionary motto of “Think Different” challenges the status quo, while Microsoft’s “Empowering Us All” may just capture the next incremental change on a well-trodden path.

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

There are a couple factors at play in the rise of childhood disrespect.

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

Taxing the rich sounds great... until one realizes that those taxes fall on the middle class instead.

The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

There is no empirical evidence that the TSA prevents terrorism.

Mistakes People Make When They Are Fired

Mistakes People Make When They Are Fired

Everyone will get fired at some point in a career.

The Immigrants Challenging Europe’s Code of Silence on Islam

The Immigrants Challenging Europe’s Code of Silence on Islam

They have been liberated by their ethnic backgrounds to speak more candidly than the vast majority of their countrymen.

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

If someone is so delusional as to think I don’t work, then calling myself a “work-at-home mom” isn’t going to change their minds.

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past

The Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Harry Potter. These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all have one thing in common.

 Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers

Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers

Prominent organizations and individuals have repeatedly misled the public about the life-threatening consequences of illegal immigration and the role that a comprehensive border barrier would play in reducing them.

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.

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