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Economics, the Easy Way

Alan Partis | January 30, 2010

Even YouTube provides some great economic lessons!  Enjoy!

Stop Inflation Now!

Alan Partis | January 24, 2010

Inflation.  That word is one that strikes fear in the hearts of many by its mere mention.  It is axiomatic that the prevailing economic condition, whether good or bad, has a big impact on all our lives and influences everything from where we go for vacations (if we go anywhere at all), how we shop, how we vote, and, for many, even how well we sleep.  It was not so many years ago that our lives were very negatively impacted by inflation rates that topped 10%.  Even inflation rates above 5% have proven to be very disruptive. 

The Time Warner Communists

Alan Partis | January 13, 2010

I will never look at today’s Time Warner and its many subsidiaries the same way again.

Manhood Missing in Denmark

Alan Partis | January 5, 2010

Perhaps Denmark’s definition of manhood differs from my own, but this guy must surely fail to meet any threshold.

Don’t Apply Rules to Security

Alan Partis | January 3, 2010

National security is best handled by spies, quarterbacks, and other shadowy characters operating in a fluid environment, making decisions as they go.

Rules Have Replaced Thinking II

Alan Partis | January 3, 2010

Perhaps my biggest pet peave in life is the blind application of rules.  Rules have replaced thinking.  It seems that more and more people subscribe to the belief that if we just make more rules, or laws, and we espouse zero tolerance policies, that somehow our lives will be enhanced.

R.I.P. Socialism

Alan Partis | January 3, 2010

Will we not learn the lessons that history is teaching us and finally, once and for all, bury socialist philosophies in a cold grave?

Health Care Inflation I

Alan Partis | January 3, 2010

This is one reason why health care in the US is so expensive … and nothing in DemBamaCare is going to help.

Conservatism Stands Tall

Alan Partis | January 3, 2010

Throughout human history, people have argued about how a society should be run. At one end of the spectrum is a strong central authority (king, lord, dictator, etc.) that essentially enslaves its people.  Some of those people may well be very happy to be so enslaved while others will resent the lack of freedoms.  I call this end of the spectrum "tyranny."  The other end of the spectrum is no authority AKA anarchy.  At this end, violence quickly ensues as people fight over life sustaining resources with the eventual result being a strong central authority that rules by force and threat of violence.  This too is tyranny since it will lead directly to tyranny.

Debating Obamacare or “Arguing with Idiots”

Alan Partis | January 3, 2010

Much has been written and much has been said about Obamacare … some of it has even been cogent.  I’m going to try to put some of these arguments to bed once and for all (oh, were that even possible).