Truth and Fear

  Reformation period art had two consistent characteristics in its illustration of the believers.  Catholics were portrayed holding rosaries, while Lutherans were shown holding books, usually Bibles. The struggle for power is always a struggle of those who desire their power through our ignorance v. those who seek the empowerment …

Politics and Division

The recent Shirley Sherrod uproar was an interesting study in human behavior and political motivation.  Andrew Breitbart, on his website BigGovernment.com, posted a video of Ms. Sherrod, speaking at the NAACP, claiming that when a white farmer came to her many years ago she didn’t want to help him because she was …

70/30 Nation

  So, 36 percent of the American public thinks Obama is doing a good job on the deficit.  In fact, 23 percent didn’t think the stimulus package added to the deficit at all.  That level of miseducation is astounding to anyone even the slightest bit economically informed.  The federal deficit for …

Jobs and Tax Cuts

  As earnings reports come out, several companies are beating expectations, not only in bottom-line profits but also in sales.  While corporations have had to cut back and trim down in order to pull back on expenditures, many are finally starting to experience some real growth. Why, then, are they …

Cash and Corporations

  My husband was recently speaking with a friend who works for a large venture capital firm.  His friend informed him that while companies have mountains of cash right now, no one wants to invest and he’s never seen anything like it in his industry before.  The uncertainty of the …