Category Archives: Environment and Economics

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Second Case of Measles in Michigan This Year

This week, the second case of measles in Michigan this year was big news.  For someone who remembers when nearly everyone contracted measles at some time in his or her life, this is almost as amazing as cellphones with apps that start your car in the morning and close the garage door or adjust the thermostat from half a world Read More


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Black Lives Matter, Too

Many of my fellow Whites see “Black Lives Matter” as meaning that police lives do not matter. That is a sad symptom of the sick state of ethnic and race relations in this country. Some who support Black Lives Matter are anti-police, just as some anti-establishment activists shouted “Off the Pigs” during Viet Nam War protests. However, those hostile and Read More


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A Bureaucratic Absurdity

From time to time, one hears the time to wait for a delivery or answer expressed in “business hours.” What? A nurse recently said, “You will receive the test results in 48 to 72 business hours.” Does this mean two to three days or six to nine days? The latter if one assumes that a “business day” is eight hours. Read More


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Death of Student-Loan Co-Signer

Student loans are a burdensome fact of life for Americans of all ages. Post-secondary education is viewed as necessary for a lucrative occupation, either initially for a high-school graduate deciding on a career or later in life for an experienced worker who finds his or her previous employment choices disappearing. Tragically, the loan bargain many thought would help them escape Read More