My Favorite Follies Moments

I’ve had a few friends who told me they wish they hadn’t missed The Will Rogers Follies during its run at The Players Centre for Performing Arts. I told them I’d be glad to let them borrow my DVD of the production, but watching a 2 hour performance recorded on …

We May Not Yet Be Able To Wrap Our Heads Around It, But Universal Basic Income Is Ultimately Inevitable

More and more, people are considering the possibility of a Universal Basic Income, a stipend received by all adult citizens which insures they can pay for their basic needs. Thomas Paine was one of the first to propose the idea, followed by the likes of Martin Luther King, Richard M. …

A Tangent on Tobacco – A Legacy in American Economics: Part 2

Tobacco sprouted up throughout Virginia, and became so influential that when the Virginia Colony’s General Assembly first met to establish a sort of self-governed representative legislation, the first law to pass was regarding the economics of the tobacco trade. Often called “country money,” tobacco was established as currency throughout Virginia, …

We Want Wampum

“No complaint… is more common than that of a scarcity of money.” – Adam Smith When the settlers in the New World weren’t slaughtering natives to increase economic expansion by assuming control of their land, they were learning new ways of expanding their economy. Wampum was one such lesson. “Modern …

Protest and Reform

“The Reformer is always right about what’s wrong. However, he’s often wrong about what is right.” – G.K. Chesterton At the time, no one was more into fortune and glory than the Roman Catholic Church. One of the guiding principals of the papacy was that God must be worshiped through …