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ENTITLEMENTS

“Entitlements” is a word North Americans will see a lot of in the future.   Nicholas Eberstadt who is an economist and a demographer with the American Enterprise Institue, wrote a booklet entitled “A Nation of Takers:America’s Entitlement Epidemic”.  In 2010 U.S. governments at all levels transferred more than 2.2 trillion in money, goods and services Continue Reading

LYING IS US

Most people will lie if it is in their interests. That is just part of human nature, unless of course the lies can be quickly exposed. DNA bar coding, or the analysis of genetic sequences to identify a specimen, is being used to help determine where food-and in some cases, food contaminants-come from. A mouse Continue Reading

Power, Self-Interest and Hypocrisy

Power, Self-Interest and Hypocrisy govern all human activities whether done as individuals, corporations, nations or as international bodies. I therefore can call the United Nations a qualified failure. It is a qualified failure because it is active, functioning, and can be used quickly to facilitate negotiations between nations with disagreements. It is a failure because Continue Reading

Winning is all that counts

Principles are often overlooked in striving for success. It never ceases to amaze me how the need to be successful is more important than the need to be ethical, even if your actions directly contradict the ethics of your cause. This is true whether you are describing an individual, a corporation, a religion or a Continue Reading

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