Category Archives: Socio-Political Essays

The Real Cost of National Health Care

Around early August 2018, a research paper from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University by C. Blahous made both the Wall Street Journal and Fox News within two days. It also attracted attention widely in other media. Later, I … Continue reading

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A Confession: I Voted for Trump

A younger friend of mine, an immigrant like me, keeps having trouble understanding why I voted for Pres. Trump, toward whom she drips with hatred. She produces so much hatred of the president you might think she knows him personally. … Continue reading

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From Petty Crime to Terrorism

I grew up in France. I know the French language inside out. I follow the French media. In that country, France, people with a Muslim first name are 5% or maybe, 7% of the population. No one estimates that they … Continue reading

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West Coast Hillbillies

    Also posted on Notes on Liberty A long time ago, after moving from San Francisco, I bought a beautiful Labrador puppy from a woman named Brigid Blodgett, in the hills above Santa Cruz California. (I think she won’t … Continue reading

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Blaming the Victim

A White House secretary whose name no one knew a week ago resigns. He is accused of wife beating. It’s Pres. Trump’s fault, of course. The accusers are two ex-wives. That’s a first, I guess, I mean this joint effort. … Continue reading

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The US Immigration Lottery

 (Also posted on Notes on Liberty.) As I write, Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for a battle to transform an American immigration system that has changed little in fifty years. President Trump seems eager to alter both the number … Continue reading

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Global Warming for the Rational: Tutorial 1

Right before New Year 2018, I commented on my Facebook Page on the lack of comments regarding the extreme cold raging in Canada and in the north of the US. We are talking about actual record-breaking low temperatures. I meant … Continue reading

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