Jeff Bezos Blue Origin
Capitalism, Current Events, Just musing

Defending Bezos (and Success)

Some time ago, I attended a wedding in Detroit where one half came from very wealthy origins. And I was seated at a table next to a very wealthy, well traveled man who was kind enough to engage me in conversation. He hailed from Europe and I asked him if he intended on traveling around… Continue reading Defending Bezos (and Success)

Capitalism, Current Events, Just musing

Those Inglourious Wealthy Basterds

Polls are showing Bernie Sanders pulling ahead of Hillary Clinton. It's something a lot of people didn't think would happen. But I saw it coming months ago, before Clinton's scandals. Clinton could be the best angel from here until the primary election but it won't help. You see, she's old news. She was in 2008… Continue reading Those Inglourious Wealthy Basterds

Capitalism, Constitution, Just musing

The difference between giving a fish and teaching to fish

A few years ago, my wife and I decided to try kayaking for the first time. We have always loved the water, but didn't know if a day on the river would compare to being at the beach. Comparing the two is like asking a parent which of their children is their favorites? Being at… Continue reading The difference between giving a fish and teaching to fish

Capitalism, Federalism

Equal effort does not mean equal results: a word on redistribution

It's the Friday prior to daylight savings -- an idea first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 -- and it seemed appropriate to grab an excerpt from one of our Founding Fathers to give to our readers to start their weekend.   For those of you who truly cherish freedom and individual liberty, it may serve… Continue reading Equal effort does not mean equal results: a word on redistribution