4/11/17 Banning Cars in Sweden

The terrorist attack in Stockholm this past Friday has led to an editorial in a Swedish newspaper calling for banning cars from Swedish cities to stop terror attacks. The editorial cited that ideology was not to blame, but cars and trucks. Let’s ban everything a terrorist might use to create death and mayhem on public…

7/9/15 Fear of the Gun Lobby

On July 7, 2015, at a house party in Ottumwa, Iowa, it is reported that Hillary Clinton commented, “Let’s not be afraid of the gun lobby, which does not even really represent the majority of gun owners in America.” Really? And what if they did? Would she have any different view? In a June 17…

1/7/14 Just Like Me

Do not mistake the voice of a single London alehouse as the voice of the kingdom. Jonathan Swift Who? Me? Would I do that? Certainly the alehouse I do all my business in, the one that has all my friends, the one I choose because those in it are the most like me, those with…

12/23/13 The 2013 Sales Award Goes To . . .

The President has worked hard to sell the ACA to folks that don’t want it, particularly those who aren’t really interested in paying higher than actuarial prices for insurance they don’t particularly need to underwrite those who do. This wealth transfer system is not very attractive. But the President has worked so hard to sell…