Category Archives: Random Thoughts

From the “This Would Never Happen” file

Here’s a little “what if?” thought experiment for you as we head into the election cycle with its endless coverage about Taxmageddon, green subsidy fails, the exploding deficit, and on and on. First a few facts: Corporate tax receipts to … Continue reading

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I don’t mean to brag, but….

This past weekend The Wife and I attended the annual Illinois VFW banquet for the Voice of Democracy awards.  The reason we were there was because The Youngest Son had submitted an essay (which also had to be submitted as … Continue reading

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Inaugural post, and some econ nerd guilty pleasure

Welcome. This is my first official post.  You may notice that there are actually several posts dating back a few years, but those are uploads of older writings to get things started.  Most are letters to the editor of my … Continue reading

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Christmas condolences for a local business founder

My condolences to the family of Ray Hoffman, who just passed away this week.  Mr. Hoffman and his family have spent decades in Springfield building a successful business (Wiley’s Office Furniture).  See if my experience corresponds with the image we get … Continue reading

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Brother, can you spare a kidney?

[Submitted/published State Journal-Register] Regarding SJ-R’s “Organ failure” article on the kidney donor shortage, I’d like to suggest a little math and some simple economics. First the math.  The “By the numbers” insert summarized the approximately 3,900 people on Illinois’ transplant … Continue reading

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