The Perfect System, Part 2

In 1858, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. wrote a clever poem: “The Deacon’s Masterpiece, or, the Wonderful One-Hoss Shay: a Logical Story.” You can read about the poem’s background here, if you’re so inclined. It’s a humorous and enjoyable poem. I recommend reading it now, because I’m about to spoil the ending for you. While the poem … Continue reading The Perfect System, Part 2

The Value of Free Education

So we’re entering another election season, and, true to the playbook, we’re facing the usual onslaught of opportunists who are falling all over themselves to see who can promise to give away the most free stuff.  We’re only $22 trillion in debt, so no big deal.  This season, free college education is on the list … Continue reading The Value of Free Education