Monthly Archives: April 2011

Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part IV): Preliminary Results

The results are in! The majority of readers voted for buying a Prius. And it turns out they are wrong… Advertisements

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Koran Burning No Worse Than Flag Burning

All this outrage in America over a Florida pastor’s burning of the Koran is starting to get a bit ridiculous. I understand that it is not in the United States’ interests to inflame the Afghan people. This fact explains why … Continue reading

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Why Harvard Law School Should Teach Its Lawyers Economics

Last week, President Obama called for the repeal of a $4 billion tax incentive for domestic oil and gas production. His argument is that the oil and gas industry is doing quite well and does not need any help from … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part III): Price of Fuel and Annual Mileage

Yesterday, I presented an analysis on the cost to charge an electric vehicle at my home. The goal of that exercise and the one I am about to do now, is to determine whether it makes economic sense for me to purchase a … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part II): Marginal Price of Electricity

Before I post my results later this week, it is important to first outline what key variables will likely drive the decision. The four most important decision drivers are the marginal cost of electricity, the price per gallon of gasoline in California, each automobiles’ … Continue reading

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An Imam’s Tips for Marital Bliss

The video above calmly and dispassionately discusses the “proper” Islamic etiquette for handling an unruly wife. I wish this were a joke, but it is not. I want to thank my business school classmate, Dina, for bringing this to my attention. She … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part I)

My wife and I share one car. This fact puts us in the minority among American households. According to a Pew Research study cited by Newsweek in 2008, 70% of American households own two or more cars. We have avoided purchasing … Continue reading

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America’s First Clash with Iran: Strategy Light, Tactics Heavy

Source: ©2011 Reflections of a Rational Republican America’s First Clash with Iran: The Tanker War, 1987-88 is Lee Allen Zatarain’s well-researched and detailed account of the United States’ brief Persian Gulf conflict in the late eighties with Iran. It is … Continue reading

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Syrian Crackdown Accelerates

Over the past several months, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has wavered between trying to appease protestors and cracking down on them. Neither tactic has been particularly effective. Today, it seems the current President has finally reverted to the tactics his father employed … Continue reading

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Interesting Interview of Andrew Breitbart on MSNBC

I recently discovered this interview of Andrew Breitbart on MSNBC. I am deliberately not going to express my opinion on the interview, because I think the interview speaks for itself. However, I am very interested in hearing people’s reactions. Enjoy!

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