Information cocoons are a real phenomenon, spun by the positive feedback loop of only considering opinions consistent with one’s own currently held opinion. Cocoons can also be created by our inability to assimilate and process the sheer volume of information available to us. I was reminded of the latter when I was made aware of … More Mexican American Studies in Tucson – Victory or An Ouroboros Moment?
Small business owners are responsible for creating the vast number of jobs in America but their average income of just over $100,000 falls far below any proposal to increase the top marginal tax rate on incomes over $500,000. Contrary to high pitched rhetoric, increasing the top marginal individual income tax rate will not adversely impact … More “Job Creators” unaffected by increasing top personal tax rate
In his campaign for the US Senate, Crist has one of the best messages available and he’s not getting it across to the public. It is a widely held opinion that congress has become almost completely dysfunctional and there appears to be agreement that a major contributing factor is unbridled partisanship. The question Crist should … More I’m really disappointed by Governor Charlie Crist
I don’t know if people are angrier today than they were a few decades ago or if they are just more visible. As are most things in life it is probably not a binary choice – it’s a bit of both. I’m particularity perplexed by the vitriolic anger of my demographic – middle aged white … More Why all the ANGER?