Tag Archives: progressive

STREET PEOPLE

THE CONTRARIAN A page from Willie Brant’s diary — I have a cousin, well really second cousin once removed or something like that, a really strange bird, doesn’t socialize very well.  Seems to lose it when there is a crowd, … Continue reading

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IT’S MAGIC

THE CONTRARIAN Hi friend   —  I generally post to my blog in concert with submitting my column to the Dryden Observer.  It has not published for several weeks, nobody seems to know what is happening, anyway as a result I … Continue reading

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POPULIST OR PLUTOCRAT?

THE CONTRARIAN Here is a collection of quotes and notes that sort of define my politics. Pretty gloomy, sort of suits this time of year. I am first of all a classical Liberal, that is, one who believes the way … Continue reading

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THE CARPET OF HISTORY

THE CONTRARIAN I am a history nut. I believe we are at the leading edge of history as it unfolds, sort of like rolling out a carpet, and everything that has gone before has an impact on what is to … Continue reading

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SEA TURTLES

THE CONTRARIAN An entry from Willie Brant’s diary: Ran out of Eno’s heartburn medicine last night, have to stop eating so many tomatoes, but they are so good this time of year.  Heading for town to get more Eno’s, stopped … Continue reading

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The Human Drive for Inequality

I thought you might find the following essay interesting, it is copied from the Casey Daily Dispatch, july 3/18. The Human Drive for Inequality,   By John Hunt, MD At the Foundation for Economic Education Conference (FEECON) in 2017, I met … Continue reading

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PLACE IN FAMILY MATTERS

THE CONTRARIAN Try this. In a group, make the statement that place in family matters.  If you then say oldest’s are bossy, want to be in charge and assume they know best, the oldest’s in the group will nod affirmatively, … Continue reading

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