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John Reher
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Everything you think you know about money is a lie.  Well, mostly.  What they teach you in school is a fairy tale about barter and gold and silver coins and how great it is that we now have the magical, rational system called the Federal Reserve which…

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The word “public” is a peculiar one.  It is often synonymous with “government” and rarely in a flattering way.  Few aspire to live in public housing, use public transportation or, God forbid, be represented by a public defender.  Yet, when attached to…

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Not a great deal of substance here on the blog of late but the next few weeks will change that.  And, as the title suggests, we are going to think (way) outside the box.  We are going to take on a number of controversial topics.  I am going to suggest…

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You know, when you Google “logic,” you get an entire page dedicated to the rapper of the same name and that’s it.   That may say a great deal about where we are as a society. I was reminded again this past week that the casino is one of the few places I…

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I’m happy to see so many people concerned about the the free movement of peoples around the world and how big a human rights issue it is.  I will lovingly remind you that all governments regulate their borders, most far more aggressively than the US.  In…

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Mainstream liberalism and conservation are about as useless against Donald Trump as a bow and arrow against a tank.  And, yet, I still watch bemused as the establishment and their allies in the mainstream media fill their quivers and prepare for battle.…

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So taxing people who may or may not support a particular program to pay for it is compassionate and suggesting that those people who support it should be the ones who fund it is cruel and callous? So it is selfish if I allow people to make their own…

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Well, tonight President Obama gave his “farewell address” and I could not be more pleased to say farewell.  Sadly, in just over a week, we will have to endure an “inaugural address” from President Trump and I could not be less pleased to welcome his…

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There is nothing more annoying when you are growing up than hearing about how great things were back in the day and how men were real men and women were real women and everyone respected everyone and went to church on Sunday and fought for their country…

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This has been a bad year to be a celebrity.  From David Bowie to Carrie Fisher, with far too many to remember in between, we have lost a number of iconic figures and not just the aged ones.  It is one thing to see Arnold Palmer or John Glenn pass on and…
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