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Chaos in Current Events by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille History is Repeating Itself, But Do We Know Its Lesson? Cycling Back Around This is a chaotic time. Political scandals, media lies, shootings and violence based on political disagreements, terrorist attacks in formerly safe places. For the American people, it’s both frustrating and scary. It helps to step back and take a … [Read more...]

How is the Trump Administration Doing? by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille “No business plan survives first contact with the customer.” —Steve Blank Party and Purpose Alexis de Tocqueville famously taught that all governments and societies are divided into two major parties—the party of aristocracy and the party of the people. Another way to describe this reality is that one party is always the party of … [Read more...]

Good News: The Republican Health Care Bill Failed by Oliver DeMille

“Regular people were cheering me on. Elites were shouting me down. I knew I was on to something.” —Daniel Pink by Oliver DeMille The Plan vs the Goal Obamacare is a disaster. Rising premiums, decreasing quality of care, overreaching regulatory coercion, major expense increases to taxpayers, government red tape that is hurting the economy—and … [Read more...]

Understanding Trump’s Election by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille Why Did the American People Give Donald Trump the Presidency? Lasting Confusion The mainstream media doesn’t get it. Why did the majority of people in the majority of states—enough to win the Electoral College—vote for Donald Trump in the last national election? For much of the elite class, not just in national newspaper … [Read more...]

Why Chaos in Congress is Good for America by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille “Why can’t the two parties in Washington just get along?” “Why can’t the politicians just stop bickering and work together?” “With the factional divides in the Republican Party, no Speaker of the House can get anything done.” “Shutting down the government is a failure of leadership.” “I wish Washington would just stop … [Read more...]

Obama’s (Disastrous) “Small Stick” Foreign Policy Doctrine

by Oliver DeMille I. The Disaster In the last few weeks, Putin has rapidly reversed many of the major gains Reagan garnered for the United States when he faced down the USSR in the Cold War. Amazingly, Russia is now arguably the major power in the Middle East, having moved significant military assets into Syria and created an alliance between … [Read more...]

Will College Get in the Way of Your Kids’ Education? by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille Will College Get in the Way of Your Kids’ Education? What a controversial question! In fact, it’s downright politically incorrect. For many in the current generation of parents, this is akin to cultural heresy. But let’s think about it. The top colleges depend on the SAT, or in a few cases, the ACT, and later, once students are … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Era of Drones! by Oliver DeMille

(Transportation without Representation) Question: It’s a big thing in the print media, right now. It shows up in article after article. Where do property rights end and airspace rights begin? When the jet planes or smaller Cessna’s were flying above at 21,000 feet or even 900 feet, most people didn’t care if they went directly over one’s … [Read more...]

Darn Statistics! by Oliver DeMille

(How the White House is Touting Misleading Economic “Recovery” Numbers) by Oliver DeMille Lies and Facts Mark Twain popularized the idea that there are lies, darn lies, and then statistics. The implication is that statistics are often the worst lies of all, because most people don’t really understand what they mean. Lenin added that when … [Read more...]

Frederic Bastiat, Foreign Affairs, and the Future of Success

Guest Post by Ian Cox “Across the entire innovation chain, from basic research to commercialization, governments have stepped up with needed investment that the private sector has been too scared to provide. This spending has proved transformative, creating entirely new markets and sectors, including the Internet, nanotechnology, biotechnology, … [Read more...]