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Safer Schools Proposal

Note: This is a proposal I made in 2014 when I was a member of the Willard Board of Education. Safer Schools Proposal It is the responsibility of the Board of Education to set policy for the district. The current policy is to not allow any weapons on school grounds except for the School Resource …

Zero Uncertainty

The cost of medical care in the United States continues to increase at a rate above the consumer price index. The average annual percentage increase in the National Health Expenditure from 2009 to 2016 was 4.15%. The same number for the Consumer Price Index was 1.59%. The projected average annual percentage increase in the National …

Medical Care Misconceptions

Discussions on medical care are filled with misconceptions. First, what we call health insurance is not a true risk management product like car insurance. Instead, we need to start calling it what it really is, prepaid medical care. That is how it is viewed and treated by everyone in the system. The only true health …

Springfield News-Leader Death Watch

A few years ago, I wondered how the News-Leader was doing with readership circulation. I found the Gannett annual reports online going back to 1998. I looked up the circulation numbers for the daily and Sunday newspapers for each year from 1998 to the most recent published. I found an interesting pattern. The circulation of …

Income Inequality

The Real Cause of Income Divergence Today, many feel that if there is something that is wrong in society, it is the governments responsibility to fix it. Actually, it should be the other way around. Getting government out of the arena will fix the problem. Government interference magnifies inequality. It is only the free market …

Minimum Wage Explained

Minimum Wage Explained There is a national movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. These jobs currently pay from $7 to $10 per hour. A few fast food employees in larger cities are protesting and demanding a raise in their wage rate. They are not guaranteeing an equal improvement in their productivity. …

Ignorance is Bliss

Ignorance is Bliss To liberals, ignorance is bliss. Perception is everything, and reality is something they don’t want to think about. “Government has decreed that no one is suppose to have a gun in here; therefore, I feel safe.” How stupid is that. To conservatives, full disclosure is bliss. When conservatives rights are limited, they …

Discrimination

Discrimination is Good In the movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas said, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” Paraphrasing Michael Douglas, discrimination is good. In this case there is a better word, choice. When you stop at a Starbucks to get coffee on your way to work, you pass dozens of other sellers …