Frugal Fatigue?

Some of us are suffering from frugal fatigue. According to a New York psychologist, symptoms could include anxiety, fear, depression, and even the common cold. The cause is stress from watchful, recessionary budgeting which for certain people is no longer…

Is the Market Ethical?

Some people believe that government should control areas that we consider most valuable while others say precisely the opposite. The “war” between government believers and market believers was evident in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. Wherever kidneys are paid for through…

Cheap Health Care!

A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article includes a great graph. Downward sloping, the graph represents health care spending by consumers. While aggregate spending skyrockets, individuals are paying less out of pocket. http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=516427 You see where this is going and what…

Who Should Get A Kidney?

Some say that it is unethical to pay someone for a kidney while others say it is unethical to use a method (a government list) that makes fewer donor organs available. As always, choosing is refusing. The debate continues in…

Island Economy

I’m sitting on the beach and looking to the left I see MASSIVE ships sailing up to the beach. Honestly, it hasn’t hit me until now that islands and other destinations survive because of tourism. With eight cruise ships and…

Girl Scout Cookies

Have you ever realized the craze that girl scout cookies have caused? Whenever I hear those three words I jump at the chance to order them. Money really is no object. I end up with enough boxes to last me…

The Super Bowl… Is it really about the game?

Even though I like football, when I watch the Super Bowl, I