NOTE: I don't typically use vulgarity in public conversation, either verbally or in the written word. So I ask for forgiveness of my use of the phrase "Kiss My Ass." Unfortunately, it's the best way I can describe my feelings at this moment in history. As 2020 comes to a close, I find myself unusually thoughtful about what the year has wrought. We all know how unusual it was. This is the first time I can recall being angry about a year in my life. It doesn't escape me how weird that sentiment … [Read more...] about Hey, 2020: Kiss My Ass! You Too Facebook.
It is with my deepest regret and heart-felt grief, that I announce the death of our beloved, Nuance. Nuance passed away after a hard fought, 40 year battle with the cancer known as Instant Knowledge and Expertise. Nuance was a hard earned but cherished gift to humanity, now completely squandered away for the sake of trying to impress our friends with our instant, automatically endowed expertise in everything, to be used as a scathing verbal and written weapon, usually bravely delivered by … [Read more...] about The Death of Nuance
The following is a thought experiment wrapped in a story. While the idea seems unlikely, if it were to happen, most of us would not find it unbelievable. Nevertheless, you have to admit you'd like to know what would happen if someone actually did this. Despite the title, this is a story about economics. Not just local economics, but an the entire body of macro-economics as it exists in our country today. But please don't let that boring subject scare you away. I promise there are no charts, … [Read more...] about The Suitcase
If you've ever had a class in psychology, you know about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. It's actually an interesting model to describe human behavior, but I it can also be used as a model to describe what ails us as a country.This concept has been used to describe individual human behavior for decades. In general, it suggests that humans rise to higher levels of priority in their lives only after they achieve and sustain the lower levels. It's a fairly simple concept and despite the volumes of … [Read more...] about The Psychology and Economics of Prosperity
Thank you once again Uncle Sam for doing everything within your power to stifle innovation. With the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - HIPAA, you may have well reached the pinnacle of unnecessary, burdensome hurdles for an industry that needs innovation more than any other. I realize it's been around a long time, but until I was confronted with it from the technology side, I wasn't aware of how badly HIPAA has affected the medical profession, and by extension, our own health … [Read more...] about A Stark Lesson in the Crushing Economic Impacts of Government Regulation