Articles by Topic

I hope you will have a look at the earlier entries as well as the latest.

Government, Markets, and You

America’s Second Civil War

America is engaged in its second civil war. Like the first, the war is over an idea. Under sustained attack is the idea of America as expressed in  the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Founding Fathers set the preservation of individual freedom as...

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How America Can Come Back from Chaos

The chaos and ruin in America today is exceptional: our open border, the intellectual and moral corruption of the mainstream media, wokeness over readiness in the military, an educational system that indoctrinates but does not educate, decriminalization, resurgent...

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Climate Change

Solving the Climate Puzzle the Sun’s Surprising Role

This article is a bit long but very much worth reading. It  presents key points from a superb distillation  of what the climate science literature says. The author, Javier Vinos, a Ph.D. scientist, spent nine years studying the scientific literature on climate...

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Richard Lindzen’s conversation with Jordan Peterson

Richard Lindzen, a retired atmospheric physicist. Per Wikipedia, “He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers. From 1972 to 1982, he served as the Gordon McKay Professor of Dynamic Meteorology at Harvard University. In 1983, he was appointed as the Alfred P....

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Green Energy

Is Green Energy Economically Viable?

Acknowledgement: The following relies heavily on work by Leigh Goehring and Adam Rozencwajg, “The Distortions of Cheap Energy” Fourth Quarter 2021 February 23, 2022 It seems axiomatic among right thinking people that green energy must be fervently supported. Green...

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Science and Religion

Evidence and Belief

What the Evidence Says about What’s True Ever since I was old enough to think about the world, I have wanted to understand what is true. I have never been a post-modernist, one of those people who think that reality is nothing but a social construct, devised and...

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Why I am a Universalist

I think all who call themselves Christians would assent to  certain foundational beliefs: There is a single consciousness – spirit or logos – that has created from nothing all reality: spacetime, energy, a world of unimaginable beauty and complexity, us. We call this...

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Hard Truth and Hope in the Story of Job

Ever since I first read the story of Job decades ago, it has bothered me. The oldest story in the Bible, it addresses head-on the question that plagues anyone who takes God seriously: How can a loving God stand by while a good person suffers? The story begins with a...

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U.S. and The World

The tragedy of American foreign affairs since World War II

It seems indisputable that since World War II, American engagement with the rest of the world has been hugely costly in American lives and treasure. On balance, is the United States and the rest of the world better off? I would like to say “Yes” but cannot. For a...

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Living Smart Living Well

How to home in on truth and filter out nonsense.

Every day each of us is deluged with advice on what to expect, what we should think about subjects that are important but well beyond our immediate expertise, whom to believe, and how we should or should not act. All of it is delivered with authority and assurance,...

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Quotes

Over the decades, I occasionally have come across quotes that were striking in their originality and wisdom as to how to look at the world and conduct oneself. I have not seen most of them anywhere else. You might enjoy perusing the collection. The time to make up...

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