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Secession in the Crimea, Scotland, and California

President Barack Obama on Thursday said a planned referendum on the future of Crimea is illegal. “Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government,” Mr. Obama said in a brief statement from the White House. “In … Continue reading

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George Will Explains Why Democracy is the Worst Government

The most popular political writer in the USA, George Will, explained today why democracy is the worst government: It was naughty of Winston Churchill to say, if he really did, that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation … Continue reading

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Charles Darrow on Educating and Raising Children

One of my favorite free Kindle books is The Story of My Life by Clarence Darrow, the great criminal defense lawyer best known as the hero in the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. The book is available from Project Gutenberg … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from a 103 Year Old Woman?

Someone asked asked Evelyn, a 103 year old woman, about important career memories, and she responded: I was a teacher at the age of 14, and I taught in a one room school house. I have a lot of memories … Continue reading

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Revolutionizing Health Care Without Obama

Martin Makary discusses how to improve healthcare in his book, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care. I excerpted some useful parts in the remainder of this post.

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Canadians Discuss Migration to Chile

The Toronto Globe and Mail describes migration to Chile and Brazil: In the middle-class kitchens of Chile, it is women from Peru who wash the dishes. The men who pick fruit in the vast agro-estates in Chilean valleys are Bolivians. … Continue reading

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Psychologist Explains the Engine of Capitalism

Governments often believe that most jobs are created by small businesses and that governments should encourage job creation. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman discusses, “the engine of capitalism” in his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. The remainder of this post is direct … Continue reading

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Will Walmart shoppers support “Every Day High Wages?”

This video is a riot, especially the guy at the end! Only in the socialist USA!

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Chile Competing Against Europe and USA for Migrants

The moribund economies of the USA and Europe is driving some migrants to Chile, according to the Wall Street Journal: It sounds like the typical American dream for an immigrant: Each month, Marco Antonio Serna sends $500 to his parents, … Continue reading

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The Maltese Falcon Visits San Francisco

According to Wikipedia: The Maltese Falcon built by Perini Navi in Tuzla, Turkey is a ship-rigged sailing luxury yacht, commissioned and formerly owned by American venture capitalist Tom Perkins. It is one of the largest privately owned sailing yachts in … Continue reading

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