Category Archives: social

Keeping Up With the Jones?

  It is a slippery slope when trying to live up to other people’s standards. This  is an impossible proposition for 1) hard to control other people’s mind and 2) easy to lose one’s own bearing in the process. Instead, … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 21 May 2023

The US government is 11 days from defaulting on its debt obligations (1 June 2023). Last time when this happened back in 2011, the US credit rating was downgraded (from AAA to AA+) by the Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings, … Continue reading

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Loneliness and Isolation

  On 3 May 2023, the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued an advisory calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness and social isolation in America. He calls it an epidemic that preceded the … Continue reading

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Third Place (or Space)

  Learned a new term “third place” or space today. Unfamiliar with the term other than rank ordering, I looked it up. In essence, it is a term referring to social surroundings other than home and workplace – the traditional … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need More Rules

In the government’s roles, regulatory plays an important function to keeping the society it serves functioning properly.  Free market is a wonderful concept that requires guardrails. And that’s where the government comes in. However, public policy making is far from … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 14 May 2023

Will they or won’t they reach a deal? That is the question on the US Debt Limit which will soon hit the ceiling and restrict the government’s ability to finance its day-to-day operations. They in question are the politicians on … Continue reading

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Month of May Random Thoughts

  Mother’s Day is tomorrow, followed by Memorial Day, and  summer. Typically, family is engaged in make haste activities during this time of transition. Especially, the inflation is showing signs of abating. The Fed is signaling its willingness to loosen … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Ends

  Tomorrow (11 May 2023) the Covid-19 public health emergency expires. It does not mean the pandemic is over. Only, the freebies from the government will end. Access to Covid-19 vaccines, while still available, transitions back to folks’ traditional healthcare … Continue reading

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We’re Biased

  Perhaps sounds shocking on the first blush, but yes, we are all biased.  Disagree? Don’t believe me? Try to sign your name with the other hand, and you will know what I mean. Our biases (aka preferences) are not … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 7 May 2023

May is here.  This first week of the month is punctuated by the coronation of the Britain’s King Charles III and, closer to home, the Hollywood writers’ strike. While the former is done, the latter is just beginning. I have … Continue reading

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