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The Overvalued College Degree

   There seems to be a lot of attention paid to the nation’s education system at this time, mostly in the negative.  The general message seems to be that the schools are failing all of us, and that the United States will diminish as a world power because of it.    But at the same…

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Discarding Habits

   It’s harder for an older person like myself, but it’s not ever easy for anybody.  But it is necessary in today’s world to re-shape your life if you’re looking for a successful career.  That means cutting back, or discarding, actually, some of the things you really like to do but which take too much…

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The Return of the king of Pain

   Todd Solondz is back.  True, only a small “k”(ing), but with a big “P”(ain), he’s returned to his small domain where he records the eruptions of despair in today’s America with lacerating effect.    Not for him the betrayals and wars of (right or left wing) politics.  He brings it all down to the…

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Your Success Helps Others

   This seems to be the season for everyone to join in giving an opinion about who is to blame for the economy, who has the right answers now, which party is taking the economy in the “right direction” and so on.  That’s OK, but maybe we’re losing sight of something just as important. Why not…

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Dealbreakers

   I think it’s time I tried to explain my political philosophy, since I’ve been ranting this long without ever doing it before.  Provided, of course, that I even have a coherent political philosophy.    I’ll begin by talking about one part of it, namely my basic trust in the individual’s knowledge of his or her own…

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Acts of Criminal Denial

   I’m not going to hold my breath until Patrick Lynch, Rhode Island’s Attorney General, declares whether he wants to investigate William McKinney III for sex crimes, but a statement from him is called for.  According to a NYTimes article (4/15/10), McKinney’s lawsuit against Brown University, which was just transferred to federal court, rests on whether Brown…

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The Market Value of “Normal”

    The word itself does no harm, and it has practical use, especially when talking about health research, as in which group is more likely to get certain diseases.  But it also has a function, in the popular culture, of forcing  people into a self-examination of their own tastes and  appetites, and even their values, as if every one…

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Fareed the Clueless

   On his CNN show today, Fareed Zakaria publicly admonished former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsen and former Chairman of the Fed Alan Greenspan for their,  in his opinion, gutless evasion of the need for tax increases.  He replayed part of their interview with David Gregory on last week’s Meet The Press.  They both expressed a…

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Unused U.S. Shovels

    Yesterday’s diatribe from Paul Krugman (NYT, 1/29/10) concerned the federal government’s failure to fix the unemployment problem, which he called short-term, and the looming deficit, which is a long-term problem.  As for the short-term fix, he felt it was a virtual no-brainer that we should pump up the deficit in order to create jobs…

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