In part one, I talked about the greatness of capitalism, and tried to show sort of a mathematical way of proving it. Capitalism likely improves the outcome of economic trades made by people versus trades authorized by, or restricted by, or...
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It is hard to write about the greatness of capitalism because it seems so obvious, like explaining why one plus one equals two. But there are so many people now who seem to embrace some form of socialism that it does seem necessary to remind them of...
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Former President Barack Obama has won the Kennedy Center's 2017 Profile in Courage Award for a speech he is to give to Cantor Fitzgerald, the Wall Street brokerage house. Obama will be paid $400,000 for the speech, which is expected to take him...
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There has been a lot of discussion about "fake news," with much it it fueled by the rise of the Internet. It used to be that getting your story in the newspaper faced a certain high barrier. Your item had to be newsworthy, of course, but it was also...
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I wanted to thank Richard (Anping) Liu for his articles on the Sanctuary City/Sanctuary Town issue, as well as the other contributors we have had over the last couple of months on this topic. Richard's most recent article examines crime rates for...
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By Richard Liu
There is a rising wave currently to turn cities and towns into Sanctuary Cities (SCs) or Sanctuary Towns (STs) across the state of Massachusetts. The purpose to having more and more SCs (or STs) is to make communities more welcoming and safer, but...
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There are probably a few big reasons and a million little reasons why Donald Trump won the Presidency, not the least of which was the flawed persona of his main opponent. But history will show that Chief Justice Roberts was a primary cause....
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Acton Forum criticized the Acton Finance Committee for not giving independent advice to Town Meeting and suggested it disband if it could no longer represent taxpayers and voters at Town Meeting. The Chair of the Finance Committee posted a reply to...
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At last night's Annual Town Meeting (TM), my friend Charlie Kadlec proposed an amendment to the town funding warrant article to transfer $1 million from our reserves to lower next year's tax rate, which would have saved the average taxpayer around $...
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By Charlie Kadlec
Town Meeting votes for appropriations affect your tax bill in two ways: the amount of the appropriation and how it is funded, which is part of the motion but seldom fully explained. This year all the proposed motions are already available on the...
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