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The Concepts Of Property, Inheritance, Money, and Interest

While working on a much longer entry about wealth and income inequality, I came upon a question that I couldn’t answer: how did it begin?

Do The Math

The meme insinuates we should be able to pay for health care with $2 billion This meme popped into my Facebook timeline three separate times this weekend. It says (I’ve fixed the all-caps issue): “Welcome to America where we will spend $2 billion on an election, but we can’t afford to give everyone free healthcare.”[…]

Considering ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’

Have you heard of “Basic Income”? It’s not a terribly new idea, but has crept back into the news lately, mostly due to fears that VERY SOON automation will render millions of jobs obsolete. The idea of a guaranteed basic income is simple enough: with money raised from vastly increased taxes, the government will cut[…]

Crisis Of Conscience: College Football

MSSU vs. Harding University (Copyright © 2008 by Wil C. Fry.) Saturday, as I often do, I tried to watch a bit of college football on television. It’s not easy — being a stay-at-home Dad with a wife who works weekends — to maintain any kind of focus on the play-by-play happenings. Often, I hear[…]

I’m In The Top 1%?

Categories: Fact Check, Finances, Poverty
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Published on: 2014.09.30

Money (Copyright © 2006 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   On Facebook, my sister linked to a cartoon series that insinuated we U.S.ians are the “top 1%”, after quoting Jesus from Matthew 19:23-24 (rich folks and a camel through the eye of a needle). So I looked it up (the cartoon didn’t list[…]

Digging Up Detroit

Categories: Finances, Government, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.07.28

Can you hear me now? I think I found Detroit.(Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry.) Sometimes, when something dies, it’s best to bury it and never look at it again. Remember it fondly, but never inspect it too closely. Other times, as with Detroit, it seems to be popular to keep digging it up[…]

Lottery Fantasy (What’s Yours?)

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Published on: 2012.03.30

Reminded today by my friend Richard’s blog entry, I figured it’s time to describe my current “lottery fantasy”. As I commented on his entry, my earliest such childhood dreams centered around the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, which was advertised often in those days and sent plenty of junk mail to our house. Most likely anyone[…]

State of the Police State

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Published on: 2005.02.02

Well. Unlike many “Americans,” I watched President W’s “state of the police state” address tonight. For those of you who didn’t, don’t worry. It was a steaming heap of more political bullcrap. I’m not saying I hate Bush, or anything like that. I don’t think I hate anybody. (Nope, can’t think of anyone.) It takes[…]

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