Archive | December, 2012

Shine, Perishing Republic

December 25, 2012


“While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity Heavily thickening to empire, And protest, only a bubble in the Molten Mass, pops And sighs out, and the mass hardens, I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make Fruit, the fruit rots to make earth. Out of the mother; and through the […]

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Freedom Works

December 17, 2012


In the U.S. the boundary of space within which we are free to make our own decisions is shrinking year by year. In daily life we face a bewildering array of restrictions on our behavior. The government now dictates what medications we can purchase, the size of our drink cups, what advertisements we can see, […]

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The Forgotten Man

December 10, 2012


I am writing this post while sitting in the Café Strada near the Berkeley campus and as usual the café is crowded with students doing their homework. Next to me are three young women animatedly discussing their answers to a social studies question on  welfare benefits. I long to interrupt their discussion and tell them about the forgotten man. […]

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Investors At The Edge Of The Fiscal Cliff

December 5, 2012


The fiscal cliff is a combination of large spending cuts and tax increases that are scheduled to be automatically enacted at the start of 2013. There is nothing unusual about any of these spending cuts and tax changes in isolation, but it’s the sheer number of them happening simultaneously at the beginning of next year that’s […]

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