Category Archives: Income Inequality

Our Sense of Fairness

If you’re a parent you know the endless hours you spend dealing with the whining kid saying it’s just not fair – difficult homework, or how Sally got a pony and she didn’t, or whatever it is. You can fix … Continue reading

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Almost Beyond Pandering

San Diego isn’t Hollywood. The drive down there takes you through San Clemente, where Nixon had his Western White House, as they called it, then past Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine base in the West, then past La Jolla, where … Continue reading

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Deciding What Works

There’s no reason America pauses at the end of December – the world doesn’t – but Christmas makes everyone a bleeding-heart liberal for a few days. Everyone watches variations on the Scrooge story – life isn’t that bad if you … Continue reading

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Voting for Nothing

The party in power is always in trouble in the sixth year of their president’s term. They’ll lose seats in the midterm elections, and this year the Democrats will lose the Senate, and since the House is solidly Republican, and … Continue reading

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Playing Fair

Americans are fair and open and generous. That’s what we tell ourselves, but when we declared our independence more than two hundred years ago we probably shouldn’t have started by declaring that all men are born equal, because that’s just … Continue reading

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The Kind of Country We Want

Rude awakenings are useful. That is how we really learn. Nothing is what your thought it would be. Life slaps you in the face. What were you thinking? Snap out of it! You’re not going to be a famous jazz … Continue reading

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What to Worry About

Here it is, the end of the first week in September, and Obama doesn’t have a comprehensive strategy for dealing with those ISIS folks, yet – he’s still working on it. In Estonia on NATO business, Obama’s message was mixed … Continue reading

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