Browsing Month August, 2014
A friend with whom I often debate such esoteric subjects as whether capitalism needs rules suggested I read “I, Pencil,” an essay published in 1958 by economist Leonard E. Read (1898-1983). It describes the multitude of jobs involved in creating… Read the rest[...read more]
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Now that much of the real work is done and the generic shape of the budget is coming into focus, one thing jumps out at me: Pennsylvania higher education, and Penn State in particular, owes a tremendous debt to Sen.… Read the rest[...read more]
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Well, summer break is over and I have returned from my travels wiser – and no more refreshed (trips with kids are rarely relaxing). Accordingly, the return of notes and asides opens with my (favorite) piece of that newly acquired… Read the rest[...read more]
10) Replace per diems with vouchers.
9) Charge dues for legislative gym.
8) Ban golf during session days.
7) Pay to park at the Capitol.
6) Sell company cars.
5) Install wine machines at PA Society dinner.
4) Require photo… Read the rest[...read more]
The Keystone Research Center published a report this week saying the Marcellus shale industry has created fewer than 6,000 jobs in the past three years in Pennsylvania. That is a far cry from the 48,000 jobs some media outlets have… Read the rest[...read more]
Toward the end of his presidency, John Adams and the infant United States were engaged in a quasi war with its former revolutionary ally, France. The French were attacking US shipping – sometimes at the mouth of the Chesapeake itself… Read the rest[...read more]
The biggest problem with our education system is that too many of us don’t want to know how things are built and maintained, from a country to a watch …
“When someone asks you the time, they don’t want to… Read the rest[...read more]
10) Sugar is good.
9) Artificial energy is green.
8) Caffeine is life before recess.
7) Gum disease grows the economy.
6) Liquid candy cigarettes boost test scores.
5) Mountain Dew is a mineral.
4) Pepsi tones abs.
3) Coke… Read the rest[...read more]