Category: Rant

Why are women less happy?

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that women are less happy now than in the 1970’s, when a similar study was conducted. Not only did the subjective happiness of women decrease absolutely but also relative to men. There are several theories as to why. Some guess that the women’s movement…
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21 Suggestions for Success

A friend of mine tipped me off to these suggestions, but they are both profound and simple: 1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent. 3. Give people more than they expect and…
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The Budget Balance

Wow!  Scary. (thanks Greg Mankiw)

If only all politics could be like this

Wouldn’t it be great if all politics could be this light-hearted. Part I [youtube Goaj5V4tZoc] Part II [youtube mrqoSyKsAPw] Part III [youtube NXKaAQ-6BiU] Part IV [youtube QkBQf4FJi-o]

For the last time – it was blocked!

So what’s all the controversy?  I’m so tired of hearing the reports of the BYU vs Washington game on Saturday.  All the ESPN analysts kept talking about the “controversial” call by the refs.  In reality, the call made no difference in the outcome of the game. The call came after Jake Locker scored what seemed…
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Bad Patriotism

Just a few days after my recent post on True Patriotism, I found this article from The Philadelphia Inquirer. This guy is a prime example of “Bad Patriotism.” He claims that because America has “sinned,” we shouldn’t celebrate Independence Day. Put the fireworks in storage. Cancel the parade. Tuck the soaring speeches in a drawer…
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Empathy Deficit Disorder and shifting the blame

Some that know me well (especially my wife) can attest to the fact that I don’t have a great deal of patience in showing empathy or sympathy (yes, there is a difference). So when I saw this article from CNN about EDD (Empathy Deficit Disorder), I finally realized that I can’t help it either. I’m…
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True Patriotism

The Centrist recently sent me an article from Time Magazine titled “The State of Patriotism” by Peter Beinart.  The article details the differences between the conservative style of patriotism and the liberal philosophy. Beinart did a good job of keeping to the issue and not leaning to one side or the other.  As he indicates,…
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Go get Firefox 3!

Today will be a day of infamy fame, err… it’ll be cool.   Ok… maybe not that amazing, but it might be cool.  The Mozilla Foundation has just released the latest version of Firefox. What does version 3 give you?  It’s faster, sleeker, consumes less memory and gives more functionality. Today is special because they…
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NASA triumph!

When Dwight D Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, in 1958, I wonder if he had any inkling of what kind of an impact that action would have on the world. Not only did the act create the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), but also DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency). DARPA…
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