News Commentary

Software Developers Compete for Our Primal Instincts






Marketers have long understood that one of the most powerful weapons in their arsenal is fear created by anxiety. While anxiety is not properly fear, it does trigger fear, which in turn activates our primal instincts—the fight-or-flight syndrome. Anxiety can … Continue reading

Arrested for Making Brownies?






Fours bakers have been arrested for the crime of baking brownies and an additional two bakers for using out-of-date wheat. Such news would otherwise be laughable, however this is reality in Caracas, Venezuela. Under the direction of former bus driver … Continue reading

From Fake News to Rude Awakening






It has become trendy to call everything fake. This is helped by the fact that so many things are fake. The world is awash in “fake news.” So much of what is reported is dominated by hype, hyperbole and hysteria. … Continue reading

Francis, Islamic Terrorism, Confusion






More than once I have had the painful moral obligation to address, in a critical but invariably respectful manner, statements and deeds by Pope Francis favoring revolutionary “social” movements in Latin America, rehabilitating liberation theologians and especially, diplomatically supporting Cuba’s … Continue reading

Why Regulation Does Not Always Work






It is astonishing to see how so many people think unbalanced markets can be regulated into order. They think that stopping abuses with straitjacket regulations will solve all problems. In the case of frenzied markets, this usually addresses the effects … Continue reading

A Solution for a Fragmented America






In his masterwork, The City of God, Saint Augustine offers a definition of a people that can shed some light on why we are so fragmented today. He states that a people is “a gathered multitude of rational beings united … Continue reading

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