Good Government

This is the second of my two articles about the conservative vs progressive divide.  In the first article (Common Ground, Common Good) I discussed the differences in economic philosophies.  In this one I write of the differing attitudes about government. In many ways this issue divides conservatives and progressives even more than economics, and it […]

Trump’s Taxes

The Trump hating New York Times has published an article claiming that Trump paid no federal taxes in 11 of the 18 years reviewed by the newspaper, and only paid $750 of personal taxes in 2016 and 2017. I do not trust the Times.  Perhaps the reporting is accurate, perhaps it is not.  For the sake […]

Taxes, Deficits, and Debt

Among many other things, Benjamin Franklin is remembered for saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I do not pretend to be an expert on economics or financial matters.  The mysteries of national and international financial manipulations are beyond my ken, and I tend to avoid thinking or […]