Monthly Archives: December 2020

Conflicts of interest in government

I want my government to be run as efficiently as possible for the benefit of all of us. Appointing people to run it with experience in what they oversee contributes to that objective. Conflicts of interest–serving the interests of friends … Continue reading

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Facebook and Immigration

December 3rs’s WSJ started an article on immigration as follows: “The Trump administration has sued Facebook Inc., accusing the social-media company of illegally reserving high-paying jobs for immigrant workers it was sponsoring for permanent residence, rather than searching adequately for available … Continue reading

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Hi Grandpa

The following story actually happened: Around 10 am Wednesday morning the phone rang. I picked it up and said, “Hello”. “Hi Grandpa,” was the reply. There are few things that grandfathers like hearing more than that, though often with a … Continue reading

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The Rule of Law: China and the U.S.

The rule of law has been an essential and critical foundation of successful free market economies. It provides the certainty of property rights and contracts needed for entrepreneurs to risk their capital in business undertakings. But as our business and … Continue reading

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