Years ago I was working in a government agency that received a large infusion of money as part of a Defense Department build-up.  Overnight, the key to being judged a good executive became one’s ability to spend money.  Heaven help the manager who failed to spend all the money in his allotment; and in Orwellian […]

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 […]