August 20th, 2015
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Have you ever looked forward to having some great food and drink? Maybe it’s a family holiday or going to your favorite restaurant. After you indulge yourself, at some point you are feeling, “Oh Man! I could not eat another bite or drink another glass!” At the start, you place a much higher value (want) […]
I recall earlier in my life when I worked at a university for a salary. During my years there, I received raises in salary; but I began to notice my pay increased, slowly, while I was working harder and producing better and better results. My colleagues received about the same pay (and raises) as I […]
I remember playing the game “Monopoly” as a kid. Besides the fact it seemed like the longest game EVER, it was clear that to win you had to gain financial control of the board, until you had the power to put your competitors out of business. In a free-market economy, this is very hard to […]
I get the impression these days that we are obsessed with avoiding failure. Recently, my kids were talking about their new grading system in school, Common Core (or what I now call “Common Score”), and why they have a hard time figuring out their actual grade for tests, projects, homework assignments, etc. The new system […]
How to know when Enough is Enough I love to shop and buy new things. And, of course, who doesn’t want the very best? The problem is that most people only have so much money; so how does someone decide what will most satisfy his or her desires and needs, given the limited resources he […]