I have taken it for granted for my entire life that the USA is the greatest country on Earth. I suspect that most who live here have done the same. I do believe it is the greatest country on Earth, and I am thankful to live here but not for the reasons you might expect. Our mothers and fathers have done us a great disservice by teaching us blind and unquestioning patriotism, violence, and aggression. And the narrative we have heard isn’t necessarily accurate.
In my previous post about CEO compensation, I wrote about how inaccurate the portrayal of executive compensation actually is. Despite what you might hear about these “uber-wealthy” CEOs, the real statistics and actual evidence don’t support the claims that are often heard in the media. Today, I have some additional thoughts about this topic.
I am an empiricist. And as such, I remain skeptical of claims about any news story until I have a chance to look into the facts. I believe this is a good thing. But oh how I wish the vast majority of people with whom I debate on the topic of CEO compensation (or most […]
Many people believe they can achieve happiness through methods other than by virtuous means. We often hear that if someone would only receive something — be it fame, fortune or otherwise — that they would be happy. One case in point is celebrity life. Think about celebs like Michael Jackson. He was the “king of […]
If you haven’t read, an Indiana pizza restaurant called Memories Pizza has garnered over $840,000 in donations on the crowdfunding site gofundme. Why did this happen? When the controversial Indiana legislation, a.k.a. RFRA was passed and the owners of Memories Pizza publicly commented that they would prefer not to serve gay people in their restaurant. […]
It is an abomitation… …sayeth the Lord (Leviticus 18:22) Under the category of religious freedom, many states are considering various pieces of legislation that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to opt out of serving gay couples on religious grounds.
It’s a word I dislike, because so many people presume it means that everything should be forgotten about. But this isn’t true. That can’t happen. The human mind cannot forget great pain. It is always there, once inflicted, etched in our subconscious. If it is possible, repairing relationships when there has been a deep damage […]
Many people have read the book or seen the movie called The Life of Pi, but did you know that President Barack Obama wrote a letter to author Yann Martel about the book?
I was recently asked my opinion on the a news story reported on by Fox News: Army commanders order removal of ‘God and country’ recruiting sign The title of the story says it all. The jist of the story was that the local recruiting office personnel changed a sign of their own volition, and without […]
The movie released yesterday called American Sniper reveals some shocking and honest truths about American values. One of the prevailing themes of the movie is God, Country, Family, Self. Firstly, director Clint Eastwood does a stellar job in this movie in presenting and exploring these themes. As I was viewing, I often found myself forgetting […]