The value of government.

One thing I’ll note about libertarianism:  in particular extreme libertarianism.  Many military service people, as well as peace corps- really, anyone who has spent time in heavily underdeveloped nations and areas understands the overall value of government. They may want ‘less’ of it. They often want it to be more transparent (and, ergo, less corrupt). […]

Why the US needs Free(er) Education

  I’ve known several people well from extremely poor backgrounds that were smart, ambitious and/or both. Free education becomes a realistic alternate path out. Right now, even state colleges are usually financially out of reach, emotionally if not purely financially for children growing up in welfare homes. Consider the insanity of taking 60k of student […]

A disappeared week.

Random observations from my week of being extremely sick, emergency surgeried (Gall Bladder infection and removal) and starting to recover. 1) A potentially horrible second week of a new business: Many of you know I (re-)started my personal business again two weeks ago at A game plan where you are the only player always […]

Too Big To Fail is too big

I’ve observed that there is a split between policy that’s good for capitalism.  Does it mean good for Fortune 5000 companies or what’s good for “Main Street?”   As it stands right now, a policy that favors the Fortune 5000- and moreso the Fortune 500, that it’s good for Capitalism. I’m not so sure that’s true. Capitalism is strongest […]

It’s time for take 2 of the Affordable Care Act

It’s time for take 2 of the Affordable Care Act Insurance Companies have generally made a mockery of the ACA, which they helped write, with skyrocketing costs and dubious, confusing packages, sold by insurance vendors with no clue how to advise people on how to select the best plan for them. If you haven’t seen […]

The Brevity of Laws Law

The Brevity of laws law 11,000 pages of the Affordable care act?  Really? Here’s my proposal for increasingly complex, overly lawyered laws. Each law must be less than 10 pages, 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing, in, say, arial font. The proposed law must be read and understood by a random selection of college sophomores. […]

Protections and Standards for “News”

This won’t and can’t be perfect, though it should allow for an expansion of what is/should be afforded the title ‘press’ and ‘news.’  What I am rather confident in right now is that what we have now in this country is definitely not creating an informed, educated electorate and populace- It’s about entertainment and pandering. […]

Randrew’s insight on Net Neutrality oversight

When the FCC declared Net Neutrality was going to be a thing, the internet, of course, went wild as it is the best/worst thing ever to happen, because the good/bad guys won clearly. Here’s my take: I’m glad the FCC bent to overwhelming popular support for net neutrality.  Regulations were created because the current situation […]

A Campaign Platform for 2016

Here’s my ideal party campaign platform for the 2016 elections: Most of these sit at the intersection liberal-libertarianism. I’ll write more on each of these as time, interests and insightful comments follow. In no particular order at this point, and please- if you are a national politician- steal these, run with them- and link to this site […]

Redrawing of State Lines:

We are often seeing many states have undue power given their population, AND, many states have sufficiently different political needs and priorities than their surrounding areas that it might well be time for re-drawing the state lines, nationwide. Texas, NY and California all have severe problems between the needs of their growing cities and their […]