A Picture of Free-Market Healthcare

What are the origins of healthcare as we know it today?  It basically came from wage and price controls during World War II.  It is an example of the “Seen vs. Unseen” acts of government intervention that mandate a particular outcome without understanding basic economic law, which then creates unintended consequences….


NAFTA vs. Detroit

This one picture communicates 1,000 fallacies!  People look at Detroit before some time period, then after, and then simplistically correlate an event to the causation.  The reality is correlation does not imply causation.  You have to dig deeper.  You need to discover the facts. Free trade doesn’t destroy economies. The complexity…


What I Learned From Hermine

Hermine came and went this holiday weekend. It was a good learning experience as we lost power in our neighborhood for about 9 hours on Saturday. Firstly, the good: We had sufficient dry goods and canned goods for our family for at least a 72-hour power outage. We had a decent…


Hyundai vs. Tesla

Very rarely do people think about what price means. Discussions of a product or service pricing brings up connotations of taking a drool inducing nap via your Economics 101 course. Supply and demand factors are going to help you find a price in equilibrium. See, I’ve already done it in…


Please Don’t Let This Happen To You!

If you own a computer, there always comes a time when you have an “Oh crap!” moment because eventually you’re going to have data loss. Please implement a plan to backup your important data before the inevitable happens! Hopefully, you’ve got some technique to at least manually copy your important…


Leatherman Squirt P4

One of the most useful things I’ve ever purchased…

For about $25, I purchased a Leatherman Squirt P4 around 15 years ago and I have carried it in my pocket ever since. It has a spring-action needle nose pliers, straight knife, wire cutters (at the base of the pliers), three screwdrivers (1 eyeglass flat, 1 normal flat, 1 Philips…




Clinton E-Mails

Hillary’s Libyan Arab Spring or Treasure, Power, and Plunder?

In case you were wondering about the character of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, and have not been aware of the Department of Justice investigation of her own personal e-mail server she was using exclusively for State Department business, there has been a treasure trove of e-mails released under the…


5-port swtich

Wiring a Local Area Network (LAN) in Your Home

If you’re considering doing this, you need to be comfortable with exploring in your attic, drilling holes, and stripping wires.  You’ll have to deftly walk on just the edges of the 2x4s so you don’t put your foot through the ceiling. You’ll also want to consider that if you have…