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“Less Government” and the Social Contract

A re-post for the upcoming election season – not that it changes anything “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal a loaf of bread.” Anatole France … Continue reading

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Life Before Social Security

Originally posted some three years ago elsewhere. This year I will be 73 years old, assuming I make it and I have close family now into their eighties. I was born in the first year of WW II and my older relatives born … Continue reading

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“Less Government” and the Social Contract

“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal a loaf of bread.” Anatole France – 1894 I’ve actually seen the line translated as “piss in the streets” … Continue reading

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Bloodshed and Unemployment Insurance

The New York Times front page on 7 March 1930, the day following the march Well the Christmas season ended with Congress deciding we didn’t have the money to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.  Happy New Year. I’m sure … Continue reading

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