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Misleading Analogies

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Misleading Analogies

Well-made analogies can be quite useful, informative and enlightening. Or, they can be ill formed and/or carried too far. Here’s a definition: a·nal·o·gy: a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. Seems straight forward enough. I like analogies and use them often. But […]

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The Regulation “We Deserve.”

April 22, 2015 0 Comments
The Regulation “We Deserve.”

Yesterday I had lunch with a good friend and colleague. We had a wide ranging discussion as usual, including talking about the water situation here in Southern California. Recently a court ruling found that a small town’s water district here in SoCal did not calculate their rates properly. I suspect the Water District knew that, but […]

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Book Review: Plunder by Steven Greenhut

July 5, 2010
Book Review: Plunder by Steven Greenhut

The subtitle of Greenhut’s book is; “How public employee unions are raiding treasuries controlling our lives and bankrupting the nation.” Steven Greenhut is a journalist who was on the board of the Orange County Register, a libertarian publication. His columns were always informative and detailed with facts, figures and names. He made no friends in the […]

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Book Review: The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

January 1, 2009
Book Review: The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

There are few commentators, “speaking heads,” who I respect more than Fareed Zakaria. Most have little of value to add to the so called “news” of the day and ask what seems to me to be pretty inane questions much of the time. Zakaria digs in; and this book is no exception to his professional […]

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