Monthly Archives: February 2015

My coldest winter since Chicago

Climate change is a politically charged subject. This makes it more difficult for us layman to evaluate the arguments over what is happening and expected to happen to temperatures (i.e. to know who to trust). “Climate change” is a more … Continue reading

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Greece, Debt, and Parenting

If you are a parent, you may have experienced something like the following: Son number 1 and his children live in a much nicer home than you did at his age. It is the biggest house he could qualify to … Continue reading

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Comments on the All-Volunteer Military

My friend and former University of Chicago classmate sent the following comments on my All-Volunteer Force note. From 1989-93 Chris Jehn was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel. Warren– I read with interest your recent essay … Continue reading

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Should the U.S. help finance Ukrainian weapons?

Ukraine is much more important to Russia than to the U.S. It borders Russia, was part of the Soviet Union, and much of what is now Ukraine, including Kiev, has been part of Russia from time to time for as … Continue reading

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