A Ten-Cent Idea

When young F. W. Woolworth was a store clerk, he tried to convince his boss to have a ten-cent sale to reduce inventory. The boss agreed, and the idea was a resounding success. This inspired Woolworth to open his own store and price items at a nickel and a dime. He...

How to Think

Here I have accumulated some of what I have found to be excellent resources on the art of thinking. Here is a seemingly interesting paradox. In order to achieve knowledge of the truth, we have to be comfortable with the thought that when “new” truth comes...

My Stand on Alcohol Upon Which I Will Not Equivocate

My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary, I will take a stand on any issue at any time, regardless of how fraught with controversy it might...

The Basic Income

An idea which apparently has deep roots and can spring back to life after a burn over is that every person in a society is entitled to a Basic Income just for existing. A corollary is that this Basic Income should be adequate to support a self sufficient life style –...

Earth Warming

During the Viking Medieval times, the Earth was warmer than it is now; how much warmer we do not know, but some working dairy farms, hundreds of years old, are emerging from Greenland Ice today. Growing seasons were longer (according to both European monastery and...