Category Archives: Choosing the Good Life

What were the Real Causes of the Baltimore Riots?

With all the rioting and violence this week in Baltimore, we need to ask: “What were the Real Causes of the Baltimore Riots?”  With that information, maybe America can avoid future riots in other cities. What Three Groups were Largely Responsible for Causing the Baltimore Riots? The answer can be summed up in the letters: PAT – [...]
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Today’s Top News and the Presidential Election

All the top news stories this week might seem totally unrelated, but look closer.  They are all closely related to the 2016 Presidential Election.  What are the top news stories this week?  How are they related to each other?  And, how are they related to the 2016 Presidential Election.  Let’s explore the big news headlines this week and answer all these [...]
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What’s the Real Story Behind Income Inequality?

In recent weeks, progressive socialists, socialists, and Marxists have been decrying income inequality as a critically important issue to the world.  According to these socialists, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.  In fact, it had been reported at the World Economic Forum held in Davos Switzerland in late January that ”growing income inequality” was one of the top [...]
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Economic Prosperity vs. Economic Mediocrity – What will America Choose?

As food prices continue to soar in our supermarkets, as gasoline prices continue to skyrocket at the pumps, as the housing market continues to sputter, and as unemployment continues to be very high – around 9% to 10%, have you ever wondered why?  What has happened to the American economy?  Must the American economy continue to stagnate?  Are America’s [...]
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Does Helping the Planet Hurt the Poor?

This week The Wall Street Journal poses an important question: “Does Helping the Planet Hurt the Poor?”  It provides two different answers by two different authors with distinctly contrary opinions.  Peter Singer, professor of Bioethics at Princeton, answers: “No, if the West Makes Sacrifices.”  Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist”  responds in contrast: “Yes, if We Listen to Green [...]
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Bailouts or Bankruptcy – How Can America Help Financially Troubled States?

In an important op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal this week, University of Pennsylvania Law Professor David Skeel takes on the issue of financially troubled states such as California, New York, and Illinois.  California, for example, faces a potential state budget deficit of $20 Billion in the next 18 months, along with state pension funds whose underfunding exceeds $500 Billion.  What can we do [...]
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Is Economic Freedom Necessary for Prosperity? New Data Says Yes!

Once again, economists and others can see the relationship between economic freedom and prosperity by reviewing the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom released today by The Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation.  In a powerful article in The Wall Street Journal, Terry Miller, Director of the Center for International Trade and Economics at Heritage, [...]
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The Constitution, Congress, Individual Liberty, and Prosperity – Yes, They are All Related!

Roger Pilon, VP of Legal Affairs at the Cato Institute, has an excellent article in The Wall Street Journal today on the Constitution, Congress, and individual liberty.  It shows the path America has taken … from limited government that protects individual liberty under the Constitution … to big government that largely ignores the Constitution.  I would [...]
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Big Government Employee Unions vs. Taxpayers – What's the Correct Balance?

In The Wall Street Journal this week, the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty writes an important article on government employee unions vs. the taxpayers that views the issue from a moral perspective.  He also offers some principles on how to balance the needs of unions and taxpayers.  Let’s talk more about this now … As Governor Pawlenty [...]
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happy Meals – The Road to Serfdom?

What is happening in America today?  According to a piece in Investor’s Business Daily this week, children in San Francisco will not be allowed to buy a McDonald’s Happy Meal starting December 31st, all in the name of “food justice.”  Haven’t San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors ever read The Declaration of Independence?  Haven’t they ever heard [...]
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