Why We Need America’s Educational System to Step Up.


Last month, Erica Goldson graduated as valedictorian of Coxsackie-Athens High School. Instead of using her graduation speech to celebrate the triumph of her victory, the school, and the teachers that made it happen, she channeled her inner Ivan Illich and de-constructed the logic of a valedictorian and the whole educational system. I cannot even begin to tell … Continue reading

It All Goes Back In A Box


Some of the general comments were, “What about building wealth for when you’re old,? Aren’t you worried you will have nothing when you’re old? Aren’t you worried that you won’t have the security of building an investment portfolio? Aren’t you worried that you won’t own your own home in 30 years? Don’t you want other assorted valuables to work towards?”

Oh the Things We Dare Not Say…


Warning: Sarcasm Infused Below, (until about halfway through.) The Devils’ Advocate: I write this to you today as an outsider inside. I feel perplexed about the world around me. Being more introspective than speculative, I see myself traveling down a road going literally a few hundred miles per hour, no walls in sight – dreams … Continue reading

An Ode to Uncle Sam and Top 10 Ways to Save on Taxes


Every year about this time, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases inflation data, specifically the CPI-U, experts from a variety of magazines and newspapers try to predict what the tax brackets will be the following year. This is possible because many figures in the tax laws are based on inflation, such as the … Continue reading