Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why Do You Buy Insurance?

Insurance Against Uncertainty How much do you pay for auto insurance? How much do you pay for renter’s or homeowner’s insurance? How about life insurance? In my family, we pay well over two thousand dollars per year for auto insurance, … Continue reading

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Small Business Outsourcing With Technology

A Small Business Anecdote During a talk with a customer at work the other day, they revealed an interesting situation that led me to think about how today’s powerful, yet inexpensive global computer and communications technologies can enable even small … Continue reading

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It’s Just Business: Minimizing Costs

It’s What Business Does There used to be something called the Industrial North. It was an wide swath stretching from Albany, New York down through Pennsylvania to Ohio and Illinois, filled with town after town of factories. It started with … Continue reading

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Debt To GDP Is Dumb

The National Debt To GDP Ratio You know how economists, politicians, and pundits argue about how our Debt to GDP ratio isn’t that high compared to other countries in trouble like Greece? They often try to make the case that … Continue reading

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The Big Social Security Lie

The Big Lie Of Social Security There is a big lie about Social Security benefits that a lot of people believe in. It is a huge lie hidden in plain sight. And yet because this lie comforts millions of Americans … Continue reading

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Detroit Crime Statistic: Half The Adults Can’t Read

A Horrible Statistic That Should Be A Crime According to the National Institute for Literacy, roughly half (47%) of the estimated 200,000 adults in the city of Detroit, Michigan are functionally illiterate: they can’t read. That’s a sad statistic. That’s … Continue reading

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How To Explain The National Debt To Friends and Family

My Poor Uncle Help me, guys. I have a dear uncle whom I love very much. But I’m worried about him and could use your help. He doesn’t have a lot of income; he’s in over his head in a … Continue reading

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Parable Of The Islanders And Their Idols

On an island far away in the middle of a vast ocean, all the people spend their blood, sweat, and tears to obtain meat and food in great amounts. But not for themselves, no! This is solely to claim possession … Continue reading

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The Case Against Going To College

The Case Against College As I recently laid out in, “Not Everyone Should Go To College,” the chances are about even for someone with a college degree to work at a job that doesn’t require a college degree. Additionally, the … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Should Go To College

College Is Not For Everyone For many, life after college means working at a job that doesn’t require college. Or working at a job that doesn’t cover both living expenses and student loan repayment. This kind of existence can be … Continue reading

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