Monthly Archives: January 2010

When does History Begin?

Just returned from a week in Cambodia. Traveling with The Asia Foundation gave the visit an especially insightful focus on the country’s economic, social, and governmental development. What a story !…though only vaguely in mind to Americans, despite the fact … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Vietnam

Mid-way through a visit to Hanoi and eager to share some “first” impressions. I say “first” with qualification because I was in Vietnam before, in Dec ’69-Jan ’70, in the US Army during what people here call The American War. … Continue reading

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We need tax policy, not tax opportunism

Sadly, today’s news contained two examples of how we should not be approaching generating government revenue: a special tax or fee on (unspecified) banks which had received TARP money and application of an increased Medicare tax on “investment” income. One hopes for … Continue reading

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