Monthly Archives: March 2012

An Economist on the Lottery

Last night before two winners were drawn, the Mega Millions Lottery had its largest pot in history at $640,000,000.  That’s a tad over half a billion dollars!  The odds of winning are 1 in 175 million.  If you do the … Continue reading

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My Really Good Week

I don’t have any clever political insights this week, except perhaps to inform those on the political left that Dick Cheney’s new heart will probably not cause him to flip-flop on his philosophy of life.  Word has it that Mr. … Continue reading

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One more Fighting Sioux Fan

In North Dakota there are no professional sports teams. This is a land of vast prairie where winter rules for half a year, every year. It is not a place for wimps or for complainers; it is a place for … Continue reading

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A tribute to brilliance and capitalism

Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs.  It is not an exaggeration to compare him to a Thomas Alva Edison or a Henry Ford.  All of these men changed the world forever.  They were … Continue reading

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The Economist and Melvin McGee

It may surprise you that I’ve spent quite a bit of time contemplating the world of art, yet I have absolutely no expertise whatsoever.  Art can be music, literature, dance, sculpture, or paintings.  It can be modern, abstract, impressionistic, or … Continue reading

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