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The Morality of Government Entitlements

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” — French political analyst and philosopher, Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689-1755) A careful examination of some of … Continue reading

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The Inexorable Rise of the Welfare State

The New York Times published an interesting analysis yesterday on entitlement spending in the United States. Since 1929, entitlements as a share of income rose from 1% to 18% in 2011. Despite some ups and downs, the overall trend line … Continue reading

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A Few Reflections On America During the Holidays

The video clip below is a patriotic medley that’s been a favorite of mine for several decades. I never seem to tire of it. In fact, I think we would all benefit if one greatly expanded it and its sentiments. What Can … Continue reading

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