Category Archives: Personal Responsibility

Ridding the Nation of Moral Hazard

Nothing is over until it’s over, and even if it’s over, it really isn’t over. Republicans didn’t have the votes to stop the Affordable Care Act from passing in 2010. They didn’t have the votes to repeal it in 2011. … Continue reading

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Death as the Great Instructor of Personal Responsibility

There is much about conservatives that liberals just don’t get – but conservatives like it that way. Liberals are big on that notion that you should walk a mile in the other guy’s shoes – you try to understand others. … Continue reading

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The Story We’re Sticking To

As discussed in some detail earlier, Americans do argue over what constitutes The Commons – resources that are collectively owned, and thus owned by no one. And the process by which the commons are transformed into private property is called … Continue reading

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Survival of the Kindest and Least Righteous

Those of us of Czech heritage don’t exactly fit in – it’s that Middle European fatalism you might expect, but mixed with playful cynicism, with a dash of comic irreverence. We’re not all doom and gloom like the Scandinavians, or … Continue reading

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