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Why Should We Subsidize Higher Pay for Insurance CEOs?

Why Should We Subsidize Higher Pay for Insurance CEOs?

House Speaker Paul Ryan. We’re hearing a lot these days about House Speaker Paul Ryan’s 123-page legislative plan for Trumpcare, the GOP’s so-called “replacement” for Obamacare. In fact, we now learn that it’s actually a displacement plan—24 million Americans who are now insured would no longer get coverage, the premiums paid by senior citizens would


Why We Just Know Things

Srinivasa Ramanujan. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan a 25-year-old Indian accounting clerk and self-taught mathematician wrote a letter to the leading British mathematician of his time Godfrey Harold Hardy. In it, he asked Hardy’s opinion regarding equations and ideas he had about numbers. This letter led to Ramanujan coming to Cambridge University in England in 1914


Differences of Opinion Bolster Our Democracy

I have a hunch that no sooner will I finish posting this column, then someone will post a comment about socialistic leanings that I supposedly hold, or that of the media that carries this column. But, that’s what democracy is all about. Over the course of time leading up to the recent presidential election and


AFL-CIO Joins Boycott Against Mexican Made Nabisco Products

By Doug Cunningham The AFL-CIO is joining the boycott of Nabisco products made in Mexico. Mondolez International makes Nabisco products. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union is already boycotting Oreos and other Mexican made Nabisco products because U.S. jobs were wiped out in order to pay low wages and ship the


Pondering Reliable Wisdom

 J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House. (Photograph by Daniel Ogren. Creative Commons.) I recently began writing and publishing weekly articles about work, life and success principles. For me this work continues to be very meaningful. Writing is not easy, it takes time and


$1Trillion For Infrastructure MIA in Trump Budget

Collapsed I−40 Bridge, near Webbers Falls, Sequoyah County, Okla., in 2002. By Doug Cunningham The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) says Trump’s budget is a “disaster for public investment.” Despite promising to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure rebuilding to create jobs, Trump’s budget actually cuts the Department of Transportation budget by 13 percent. And there’s no


Shouldn’t Someone Say: ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes’

Even Republicans such as Sen. John McCain have been critical of President Donald Trump’s missteps. (Photograph by European People’s Party. Creative Commons.) Some people who attain high public office grow in their position of trust. Some, however, just bloat. Bloat has been on spectacular display in the first months of Donald Trump’s presidential tenure. He