Politics Corrupting Money, not the Other Way Around

By Bradley Harrington “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” — James Madison, Virginia State Convention, 1829 — It’s an interesting thesis former Wyoming Republican Senator Alan Simpson puts forth in his recent column, “Money’s …

Stars Don’t Determine Fates

By Bradley Harrington “Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.” — Isaac Asimov, “The Deadly Misinformation,” 1982 — After I ran my astronomy piece last week (“My Friends Up in the Sky,”), …

In Perilously Short Supply

by Mike Pyatt We’re reminded routinely that silver is severely limited, and that the big banks are buying it in enormous quantities. “Buy now!” “The good news,” they insist, “Silver’s set to go to $200 an ounce.” Don’t hold your breath. One lady posted, “Men are like parking places; the …

Ignoring The Calamitous Outcome

by Mike Pyatt The clash in Charlottesville this past week’s a reminder that unbridled hatred has consequences. This wasn’t a protest. It was a war zone. Some may recall the Kent State University “Massacre.” On May 4, 1970, students protesting the Vietnam War, clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen on the …

My Friends Up in the Sky

By Bradley Harrington “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great …