The stunning corruption at the Federal Reserve gets even worse

A few days ago, two top officials at the Federal Reserve suddenly decided to retire. I'm sure most Americans do not care about the comings-and-goings of Fed officials, but this was a truly unprecedented situation. The Fed officials retired after they were caught front-running important announcements regarding monetary policy. That is to say, they profited … Continue reading The stunning corruption at the Federal Reserve gets even worse

As the supply chain collapses, shipping lines post record profits

You can file this phenomenon under "the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer" in financial crises. Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers with massive online presences would have loved for the coronavirus lockdowns to carry on indefinitely - sure, millions of Americans were thrown into poverty, but they were rolling in the dough, and … Continue reading As the supply chain collapses, shipping lines post record profits

A politics and law homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

As promised... Here is a curriculum for introducing middle school-aged kids to topics in law and politics. (I'm planning to work through this material with our daughter next year.) It starts off with a general overview of political systems and how they have evolved from ancient times. It then gets into a discussion of how … Continue reading A politics and law homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

An economics and finance homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

Photo by Ibrahim Boran As I have mentioned here before, I have worked in economics and finance for decades. I started off managing portfolios for high net worth investors, worked as a government economist, then managed a multibillion-dollar portfolio of government debt as the head of a government agency. My husband and I now own … Continue reading An economics and finance homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

Education and school choice links, 8/5

Here in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning school districts from forcing children to wear masks. His EO referenced the state's Parents' Bill of Rights, which would allow the government to strip funding from schools that did not comply. Several districts announced yesterday that they would not comply. In response, the Florida … Continue reading Education and school choice links, 8/5

Conservative culture needs to return to good taste and morality

Like many lifelong Republicans, my biggest concern with Donald Trump as a presidential candidate was that he is not actually a conservative. I liked that he was willing to speak some inconvenient truths, but I could not even begin to apologize for his boorish behavior or personal alliances. And he certainly was no fiscal conservative. … Continue reading Conservative culture needs to return to good taste and morality

The pandemic was likely not a net positive for the homeschooling community (a contrarian opinion)

A couple months ago, our family went out to eat at a tiki-style restaurant on one of the canals in Cape Coral. We had a long, hard day of work and wanted to sit out by the water to unwind. It seemed like a simple ask. As we approached the restaurant, our nine-year-old daughter - … Continue reading The pandemic was likely not a net positive for the homeschooling community (a contrarian opinion)