Author Archives: Doug Holmes

What Does He Stand For?

This is one of the truest things I’ve read about our dear leader — https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/17/opinion/sunday/chris-hayes-trump-law-order.html Toward the end he summarizes: >>> If all that matters when it comes to “law and order” is who is a friend and who is … Continue reading

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Presidential Politics on the Ancient Savanna

It’s not news that people often behave irrationally. In many cases it’s not just random greed and fear that we see, but well organized bouts of instinctual group foolishness that follow fairly specific patterns. I’m proposing that the pattern we’re … Continue reading

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Battling Reality

It’s easy to frame the republican dominated legislatures in the United States as being in revolt against liberal ideals. That’s certainly true, but I see a deeper trend. What I see happening right now is a revolt against good government … Continue reading

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America Last. Because the Last Shall Be First

Powerful people do not make a nation great. Legions of modest, conscientious people quietly doing the right thing do that. The powerful take what others create and twist it to their own ends. The rich are not important. The important people … Continue reading

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Casualties in the War Between Head and Heart

There are two types of moral blindness. The first is blindness of the mind, where people assume that what is traditional, comfortable, and familiar to them — God, country, the values one grew up with, family, social respectability — provide a framework for … Continue reading

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Should We Teach Our Children to Feel Good About Being Selfish, Cruel, and Irresponsible?

We’re hearing a lot about “winners” and “losers”, with regard to success in business. Here’s how I would characterize the morality of many business decisions these days: I’m sorry I had to burn down your house with your family inside, but you … Continue reading

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Is There a True Cause to Believe In, or is it All Just Crap?

We as human beings run on beliefs. We believe in our future, our families, our country, in science, religion, political beliefs, and economic theories. We believe in our plans, our dreams, and our ideals. What could be wrong with that? … Continue reading

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