Montana is dropping federal unemployment benefits to force people back to work

We eat out all the time here, so it has been difficult to miss the employment shortage in restaurants. At one sports bar, they were serving everything with plastic picnicware. Plastic cups, plastic plates, plastic forks... This is something you typically do not see in Florida by the ocean, as we try to protect marine … Continue reading Montana is dropping federal unemployment benefits to force people back to work

The Financial Experiment Behind President Biden’s Pork Spending Spree

Photo by John Guccione on Pexels.com Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles. Harry S. Truman These days, I find it incredibly difficult to talk to politically conservative friends and impossible to suffer through conservative-leaning “news” programming. This has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing with their principles. I just … Continue reading The Financial Experiment Behind President Biden’s Pork Spending Spree

Media Caricatures of Private Education – Elite Private Schools are Not the Problem with Education in the US

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com [Note: I originally posted this on my Substack profile, but I am not sure I am cool with that platform or the folks posting on it now. I may write on that topic at some point. But as it stands, I do not want to lose the things I have … Continue reading Media Caricatures of Private Education – Elite Private Schools are Not the Problem with Education in the US

George Will on the value of a classical education

To those who say we are threatened by a suffocating "hegemony" of Western civilization's classic works, the correct response is: If only that were the problem. The danger is not cultural hegemony but cultural amnesia, and the concomitant balkanization of the life of the mind. George Will, The Conservative Sensibility As I mentioned in an … Continue reading George Will on the value of a classical education