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BIG Thoughts…(and a request for a reference)

May 31st, 2011

I’ve been reading an historical novel—World Without End by Ken Follett—and it’s got me thinking about how Western civilization evolved from the middle ages to the age of enlightenment.  Though the action takes place well before the 18th century, there are hints of the movement from the thinking and institutions of the middle ages—dogmatic, mystical,… Read more

Gas Prices: My Mental Battle Over Two Views

May 30th, 2011

Last Friday, I was talking gas prices and their impact on family budgets and the wider economy on MSNBC (link coming when/if available) with host Matt Miller and economist Peter Morici. I was again struck by the two competing views that I, and I suspect others, hold in their heads on this issue. Even though… Read more