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The Economics Of Disaster

The Economics Of Disaster

Michael Kurth October 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Economics Of Disaster

It was impossible to watch our neighbors in Southeast Texas get flooded by Hurricane Harvey and the people of Florida get slammed by Hurricane Irma without thinking back to our own experience with Hurricanes

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Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

Michael Kurth July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

You probably didn’t hear about it on the evening news or read about it in your local newspaper, and the president didn’t Tweet about it, but one bitcoin is now worth twice as much

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On Aging And Its Alternative

On Aging And Its Alternative

Michael Kurth June 22, 2017 Comments Off on On Aging And Its Alternative

Farewell To Pierre Recently, Cathy and I went to the Golden Nugget to see Three Dog Night, a rock band that was popular back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Most of those on stage

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Now We Need Unity

Now We Need Unity

Michael Kurth May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Now We Need Unity

When residents of Lake Charles went to the polls to choose a new mayor, two candidates were on the ballot: Nic Hunter, a businessman and police juror, and Wilford Carter, a former judge and

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The Return Of Brinkmanship

The Return Of Brinkmanship

Michael Kurth May 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Return Of Brinkmanship

In the 1950s and ‘60s, the term “brinkmanship” was used to describe the Cold War tactic of taking the nation to the brink of war in order to force concessions from the other side.

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Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Reform

Michael Kurth March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Healthcare Reform

On the campaign trail, President Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) his first day in office. When asked what he would replace it with, Trump’s standard answer went something

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The Revolt Against Globalization

The Revolt Against Globalization

Michael Kurth March 16, 2017 Comments Off on The Revolt Against Globalization

President Donald Trump has said the central tenant of his movement is to put America first. This is in stark contrast to the globalization we have seen since World War II, and this attitude

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Federalism And Santuary Cities

Federalism And Santuary Cities

Michael Kurth March 2, 2017 Comments Off on Federalism And Santuary Cities

President Trump appears determined to fulfill his campaign promises.  That is an admirable goal: American voters are tired of politicians who promise one thing on the campaign trail and deliver something else after they’re

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Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

Michael Kurth January 19, 2017 Comments Off on Out With The Old, In With The New

The year 2016 was largely consumed by the election from hell, in which voters had to choose between two of the least-liked presidential candidates in U.S. political history: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Trump

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Trump Won It Or Hillary Lost It?

Trump Won It Or Hillary Lost It?

Michael Kurth December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Trump Won It Or Hillary Lost It?

The presidential election turned out to be a real shocker. Now President-Elect Donald Trump is busy putting together his cabinet, while the Democrats are still trying to wrap their minds around what happened. It

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