Category Archives: value

Flattening The Curve?

  At the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, healthcare experts were worrying about our infrastructure reaching the brink of saturation, and social distancing was the way to flatten the curve and gain time for vaccine & therapeutic developments. Now, 18 … Continue reading

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Public Mandate Vs. Individual Freedom

  You see the word “mandate” a lot in the news media and their social counterparts. Particularly used in the context of Coronavirus prevention, such as mask mandate followed by the vaccination mandate when the vaccines became available are all … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 12 Sep 2021

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Two decades ago, the  09.11.2001 event changed America forever and started our long war on terror.  Have we achieved justice for the near three thousand lives lost on that day?  … Continue reading

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9/11 – Twenty Years Since

  Twenty years is a long time.  But the scenes from the 9/11 attacks on the US homeland remain as vivid as yesterday.  My children were toddlers at the time. Sad to say that terrorism has morphed into a fact … Continue reading

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Where Is Political Polarization Headed?

What happens when political polarization is taking to the extremes?  That’s a question I have been contemplating lately.  Will the result be chaos? Apocalypse? Or something else? I don’t know, and frankly, I rather not find out. But if our … Continue reading

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Justice Everywhere?

  Martin Luther King, Jr. once wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Lofty words & ideals, but the problem is that justice is a moral value that depends on the larger context of law and politics. Both … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 29 Aug 2021

Although the September 11 attacks on America was 20 years ago, what happened at the Kabul airport this week tells us that terrorists still at large. Whether they are abroad or domestic, we can’t completely root them out.  Evil people … Continue reading

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Principled Versus Popular

  What does it mean: Principled vs. popular? A principled person follows his or her moral standards, and a popular person follows most other people’s tastes. Why does it matter?  The difference can be night and day. President Biden has … Continue reading

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Do I Volunteer?

  That is the subject of an email from an organization I volunteer sometimes.  The point behind the email is that volunteering should be a positive experience and not viewed as a sacrifice or obligation. A view I support but … Continue reading

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Predatory Capitalism

Predatory capitalism has been called “domination and exploitation [in]. . . economic practice,” or “capitalism without a conscience.” But wait, isn’t capitalism supposed to be good (at least from the US perspective)? Isn’t it supposed to bring out the best … Continue reading

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