Monthly Archives: August 2008

Sarah Palin

I asked my UC Berkeley ATO fraternity brother, Steve Paliwoda, who now lives in Alaska, for his thoughts on McCain’s choice for his running mate. Here is his reply: Warren: I think McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his Vice … Continue reading

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Saving Social Security?

Without changes, the Social Security payroll tax will stop raising enough money to meet the system’s pension payment obligations in 2018, just 13 years from now. This funding shortfall can be corrected with only modest adjustments, if action is taken … Continue reading

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The Commanders Emergency Response Program in Iraq: Effective or Wasteful?

The Washington Post has published an outstanding report on the Commanders Emergency Response Program (CERP) in Iraq with the provocative title "Money as a Weapon" [1] CERP is an effort to be smarter about ‘winning hearts and minds” in Iraq … Continue reading

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One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina

What follows is blatant self interested commercialism. Here is what my latest book (kind of makes it sound like I have a lot of them) is about and how to get it. F O R  I M M E D … Continue reading

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The Death of the Right?

Political sentiments go through cycles. I have been listening to a growing number of people declaring the end of the Republican Party dominance and the Reagan Revolution.[1] Following eight years of George W Bush, I am not sure that the … Continue reading

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