And My Money On My Mind

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The Scary Speech To School Kids

Hold on. Everybody take a deep breath. Feel better? Ok, I’m going to have to ask some of you to be honest with yourselves for just a second…wasn’t this really a completely partisan reaction? I mean, I understand not wanting your kids to be indoctrinated by socialists. Seriously, I do. I just don’t get why […]


The One On Health Care

Was talking to a lefty err…progressive buddy of mine tonight, and he brought up something that is too, too true… Whatever ends up being passed it will suck. I don’t think anything will pass. At least I hope not. I’d like to see the market for HSAs opened up to lower deductible insurance policies first. […]


Stabilize the Economy With Uncertainty?

Here’s what sucks the most about the suspension of the cash for clunkers program… The gov’ment spends time and resources to develop a program to help a struggling industry by giving away “free” money (bad enough). The companies in said industry spend time and resources to participate in the program on advertising and compliance. *Shock* […]


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Cap and Tax Thoughts

Are real estate values in moderate climates about to climb? Is there a publicly traded company that makes wood burning stoves? What are we going to do about the inevitable deforestation that will take place when people switch to wood burning stoves so they can afford to stay warm? Won’t that mean fewer trees to […]


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I’m Over Here Now

Obviously, there’s been a slowdown of posts here over the last few months. Posting here is going to probably going to remain slow for and maybe get even slower. Lately I’ve been posting over at scottadcox.com for the most part. The posts there are shorter, more snarky, and even less on topic. I’ve had less […]


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Atlas Shrugged Creeping Into North Knoxville!

WBIR did a story on my buddy McNabb’s office/residential building he’s been working on. He bought this horrible looking building on Broadway a couple of years ago, and he’s put a lot of hard work into it. I was over there about a month ago to see the almost complete office space. He’s also putting […]


Francisco d’Anconia – My Mind On My Money

…and my money on my mind. Whether you’ve read his speech from Atlas Shrugged or not, it’s worth reading the whole thing (again). When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see […]


Brilliant Republican Strategy

Well, this should make everything ok. A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a resolution rebranding Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.” Seriously? Are they smoking crack? That’s all they can come up with? It follows logically […]


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Paying For Public Health Care

This makes me chuckle. There’s already talk of where taxes will be raised to pay for a national health care plan. Tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks, employer health plans, and HSAs are all being discussed. All the big gov’ment advocates are going to be in for a rude awakening when they realize that all of these […]


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My Kind of Change

These are actually pretty fitting…”more of the same”. Making change actually sounds like a better business model than printing and giving away money.