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Musings on Business, Society and Life

Self-driving cars will save more lives than banning guns ever could.

Facts matter. So, I’ll start by listing some: Auto accidents killed 37,461 in 2016, 90–95% were caused by human error.Deaths by firearm totaled 33,636 in 2013. But 21,175 were suicides. Typically, about 2/3 of gun deaths are suicides each year.Banning guns can’t stop...

Why We Must Fight for Free Speech

You should be allowed to say offensive things. What we currently have is a situation where many people want those with opinions different from their own to be silenced. That’s not only bad for free speech, that’s also bad for society. “Agree with me or be silenced.”...

Why Gun Control Will Lead to More Deaths

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Sir Isaac Newton There are always unintended consequences of government intervention. Look that up; it’s not pretty. Examples: war on drugs led to more drugs and broken families, war on poverty created more...

Marlboro and Budweiser getting into Marijuana May Bring Legalization to the US

This was originally published by me on Medium in December 2018. Corporations have immense power in the United States. Many would say they have much more power than the will of the people. Corporations lobby politicians all the time, and they are constantly trying to...

What the 2019 MLB Playoff Race Looks Like in an Alternate Universe

It's the trade deadline. Teams are buying and selling. They're really going for it or they're going for prospects to build a better future. Well, about 18 months ago, I envisioned the MLB with expansion and restructuring of the divisions (among other needed changes)....
Why We Should Eliminate the Corporate Income Tax

Why We Should Eliminate the Corporate Income Tax

We should eliminate the corporate income tax because it's ineffective. According to this article, 20% of corporations don't even pay a dime. But they had profits... And there's plenty more that get loopholes thanks to lobbyists to cut their rate from 35% to an...

Make Taxation Theft Again! … Or How to Fix Taxation

Make Taxation Theft Again! … Or How to Fix Taxation

I couldn't decide what to call this, so I doubled down with two titles: "Make Taxation Theft Again" or "How to Fix Taxation." You've seen the hats that look like MAGA but say, "Make Taxation Theft Again!" Right? Pretty clever. Taxing income is taxing labor. Taxing...

The Cost of Providing a Universal Basic Income

The Cost of Providing a Universal Basic Income

I talk about basic income a lot. Mostly because we need it. But what is the cost of providing a universal basic income? There is about to be massive job loss. I mean MILLIONS OF JOBS DISAPPEARING. Truck driver? Gone. Uber driver? Gone. Taxi driver? Gone. Fast food...

This is What a Women’s March Should Be

This is What a Women’s March Should Be

Happy International Women's Day! Leave it to a man to tell y'all how to do it. haha I jest. But I am a very principled person. And I do stand for women. On liberty, always. I don't take the politically correct and convenient stances though. I take the tough stances....

Our Power Grid is About to Change Forever

Our Power Grid is About to Change Forever

Batteries are getting better. They'll soon hold more energy longer periods of time, rapidly dropping the cost of energy. Wind power is illogical in many cases. Hydro can really mess up aquatic life systems, so that's not viable for an ecologically responsible...

Developers Should Focus on Android. Here’s Why.

Developers Should Focus on Android. Here’s Why.

Batteries are getting better. They'll soon hold more energy longer periods of time, rapidly dropping the cost of energy. Wind power is illogical in many cases. Hydro can really mess up aquatic life systems, so that's not viable for an ecologically responsible...

Why We Don’t Need a Department of Energy

Why We Don’t Need a Department of Energy

Developers should focus on Android. Most apps launch on iOS first though. Some never make it to Android. That's mostly because all the Silicon Valley kids have iPhones. They build for themselves and their friends - rich kids who can afford iPhones that cost over $700!...

How to Be More Productive in 2017 and Beyond

How to Be More Productive in 2017 and Beyond

Why We Don't Need a Department of Energy When government largesse pays for things, nothing gets done quickly or efficiently. Government bureaucracy shutters progress and pads the wallets of friends of politicians. They hire buddies. They pick buddies for fat...

Top 16 WordPress Plugins You Need to Replace WPMU Dev

Top 16 WordPress Plugins You Need to Replace WPMU Dev

How to be More Productive There are roughly a million productivity apps. Seriously. Why are there so many damn productivity tracking apps?! Is it because that's the easiest thing for a developer to make after building a to-do list app? Build something else! And why...

Navigate The Wild West of Outsourcing

Navigate The Wild West of Outsourcing

WPMU Dev is a good resource. They provide a nice bundled solution for WP users for $588 per year. But there's a cheaper way to get the solutions offered by WPMU. Here's the Top 16 WordPress Plugins you need to replace WPMU Dev: 1 Snapshot BackupBuddy - backups,...

What Smartphone Should You Get?

What Smartphone Should You Get?

You're launching a business. You need to know how to navigate outsourcing non-essential functions. You have a great idea, but no idea who to hire to get everything going. Need a logo? Hire a designer, right? Only if you have a ton of cash to spend on this project. Use...

Do I really need a cell phone?

Do I really need a cell phone?

What Smartphone Should You Get Well, if you cut the cord to your cell phone service provider like I suggested... You can have any phone! Ah, choices. Now, I'm not an expert so I'm not going to review anything. There are plenty of sites out there for you to find a...

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