June 27, 2019

Tag - Irresponsibility

To Live is To Learn

There are several lessons that can be taken from our readings for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, but the one that stands out in my mind is the one that demonstrates a failure in life that we all experience at times, our failure to accept the...

No Kissing

No Kissing? My wife and I were amused at this initial response to telling my daughter’s boyfriend that she has strep throat and mononucleosis. It is high school football season and with the playoffs looming, we were not going to have their high...

The Ignorance of Our Times

In his August 8, 2016 column, Time to Borrow, economist Paul Krugman asks: “So what should she (Hillary Rodham Clinton) do to boost America’s economy, which is doing better than most of the world but is still falling far short of where it...

Our “Rights”

One of my daughters once proclaimed that she had a right to her rights. While considering her plea, I remembered an Individual Choice Model proposed by the late economist, Paul Heyne. According to Heyne, all social phenomena emerge from the choices...

Economic Insanity

What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I can’t believe what I am reading regarding our Presumptive Presidential Candidates – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It is possible to...

Farewell Responsibility

In a letter to his daughter, Thomas Jefferson wrote this about debt: “Be assured that it gives much more pain to the mind to be in debt, than to do without any article whatever which we may seem to want.” More than a century later, while...