Category Archives: Finances

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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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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Current Health Care Law Mandates Insolvency of Insurance Carriers

In repetition of something explained in one of my original blogs, insurance is not more than the substitution of a definite loss–the premium–in exchange for removing the potential for a larger financial loss if a covered peril occurs. It’s the payment of an … Continue reading

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At work

It’s been a few months since my last blog for a myriad of reasons, none good enough to break a promise of continued writing, but I am ready to mend my ways. Curiously, moving to work after so many weeks away from … Continue reading

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Just in case the NY Times does not print mine

After listening to the president last night and reviewing once more the text of the speech this morning, my mind is clear. Some of the comments offered and published by other readers of the NYT tend to be too partisan … Continue reading

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Healthcare in the US

All day I’ve been involved discussing healthcare on Facebook. The heat of the moment is the revision of how we administer the cost of healthcare in this country and the plans we have in store; either the government will expand Medicare to … Continue reading

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What’s Up with Apple?

Early this morning, the talking heads were delirious over the sale of one million new iPhones. The new 3GS cellular phones are hot. The projections prior to the morning’s actual results from the weekend only forcast the sale of a half a … Continue reading

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Health insurance at a more reasonable cost

IRS Manual of Medical and Dental Expenses  This is a quick posting. It deals with a law passed during the Bush administration. It may constitute the only action from the former president that is sensible even to his staunchest detractors. … Continue reading

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Who would make a toast to this economy?

This morning, we woke up to the hoopla of employment numbers. Most pundits threw out forecasts for job losses at more than one half million, but Goldman Sachs was quoted as the most optimistic of the bunch, with forecasts of 375,000 … Continue reading

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