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Elections – Mangling the People’s Will

“Don’t vote, it just encourages the scoundrels”. So writes humorist PJ O’Rourke. He has a point. Symbolic elections endorse bad governance. Elections decide candidates, seldom actual issues. Candidates avoid specifics, they posture. Once in office, they waffle, they trade their votes, and they switch positions. Current elections are quirky, too. If candidate A had a Read More

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Tilted Tables, Election Bias

The youngest amongst us may never have heard the slogan, “there’s a sucker born every minute”. That ignorance is a testament to today’s sanitized commercial environment, at least at the retail level. Lenders must give borrowers Truth-in-Lending papers before they sign. Home sellers are required to disclose flaws before they can sell. Mutual funds must Read More