Category Archives: Education

My Early Way Back From Sigmoid Colectomy

After nearly forty years dealing with diverticulitis, I crossed the safety line almost a year ago. It was no longer feasible to take medication to resolve the flare-ups. The side-effects from the Levaquin, the designated drug that kept me away from the surgical … Continue reading

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The New Profile of Miami Politics

Alas, as the legacy political exiles of the early years of the Castro Revolution die off, their dreams for a free Cuba and their hopes for a safe return vanishes with them, as do their memories of a prosperous country … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act

The legislation’s ramifications are many and they hit every investor and everyone self-employed. The law applies to all, but only those who pay taxes will be financially affected by its grasp–the growing numbers of people among us who do not … Continue reading

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On Government Intervention in the Capital Markets

Yesterday morning, I wrote about the nefarious consequences the government’s intervention in the capital markets foster. It was in reply to another reader’s comments after reading a news report titled “HSBC puts to heat map form the terms ‘risk on’ and ‘risk off,’ showing the sharp … Continue reading

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Insurance Revisited

If you customarily read my blogs, you’ll remember I already wrote about my dad in another posting, but I have to acknowledge once again his positive influence. I began to learn about insurance as a child. Although his formal education was in accounting, during my … Continue reading

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A Reply to Mr. Leon Cooperman’s Open Letter

While Mr. Cooperman’s letter in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago speaks loudly, it leaves out some of the fundamental issues separating our country today. The most essential seems to be re-defining for this century “The American Way,” the “Land of Opportunity,” and arriving at … Continue reading

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On the Erosion of the Middle Class in the United States

Passion on any subject generally brings out excellent discussions. Many of my former students who befriended me on Facebook at times post comments or raise concerns that for being very pertinent to our era are well-deserving of reflection and exposition. They often–not always–motivate me to throw in … Continue reading

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Religion and Ignorance

As a citizen of this country, not of Muslim faith, I object to the persecution of Muslims as I object to the persecution of any religious faith. In our country, every religious faith is equal in every respect. Our duty … Continue reading

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A Practical Solution To The Marriage Turf Debate

In the current arguments pro and con, most who opine seem to look at the marriage issue from within the box where those wanting to regulate it placed it hundreds of years ago. It would be more logical to review the concept of … Continue reading

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Personal Freedom versus Personal Responsibility

Currently, there is a national debate over health care that places personal freedom and personal responsibility in opposition to each other. The talking heads, the politicians, and the public through their representative groups’ leaders seem intent on presenting the argument as a choice between one and the … Continue reading

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