Monthly Archives: March 2011

WHY THE AMERICANS ARE SO RESTLESS IN THE MIDST OF THEIR PROSPERITY

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This is the second in a series on the foundations of the American economic psyche.  Once again I turn to Alexis de Tocqueville and his two-volume Democracy in America which is reprinted from the University of Virginia’s on-line version. In certain … Continue reading

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OF THE TASTE FOR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING IN AMERICA

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10 years or so ago I was fortunate to rediscover de Tocqueville.  I say rediscover because while I may have read bits of his two-volume Democracy in America I certainly didn’t read it in its entirety.  In any case I’ve … Continue reading

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Imagine a world where a new invention created a virtually free and clean energy source that replaced oil. Trillions of dollars a year previously allocated to energy costs would be freed up to go elsewhere. The standard of living for … Continue reading

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