Tag: Jim Gray

Harm Reduction
Politics

Harm Reduction

According to President Nixon’s Attorney General Richard Kleindienst, back during the Nixon Administration the choice was made to pursue an incarceration approach to drug problems instead of one involving treatment, even though they knew that treatment worked and incarceration did not. Why was this done? Because Nixon anticipated that the political benefits […]

Free Trade Enriches Us All
International

Free Trade Enriches Us All

Because of my research for our new musical “Convention: the Birth of America,” which is about the 1787 Constitutional Convention, I have become quite familiar with the beliefs of our Founders. And one of those beliefs, which was enshrined in Article I, sections 9 and 10 of our Constitution, was that […]

Words To Live By
Politics

Words To Live By

As often stated in this column, we often cannot control the events that confront us, but we virtually always can control our responses to them.  So this brings me to something I would often relate to people on the few occasions when I was presiding as a judge in Traffic […]

Who Best Sets Prices?
Free Markets

Who Best Sets Prices?

Maybe I have been somewhat remiss in this series by not speaking enough about why the Free Market System tends to be so successful. Of course, it is based upon free choice, private property rights and incentives. But probably the most important aspect of this successful system is that it sets prices […]

I Fell For It
Politics

I Fell For It

This past week I received a forwarded email from a friend with the title “Why Obama Hates Trump,” which stated that, since he had left office, President Obama had taken 692 travel days at the expense of the taxpayers.  It continued by saying that Obama had often taken with him […]