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I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.

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Trillions of dollars were added to the national debt during the COVID-19 pandemic as the federal government poured money into the economy to avoid a long and deep collapse. Now national legislators are considering spending trillions more to address physical and social infrastructure issues.

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No bull here, but you might want to think about cozying up to a beef or hog farmer now and whispering in their ear, “I want one of those.”

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“Do you know what comes to mind now when, together with popular movements, I think of the Good Samaritan? Do you know what comes to mind? The protests over the death of George Floyd. It is clear that this type of reaction against social, racial or macho injustice can be manipulated or exploi…

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We’re in the time of the year when the morning air is crisp and chilly, the sun shines on us less every day, and the leaves on the trees are falling off for the winter. Trees are moving the energy in their leaves into their roots for storage during the coldest months of the year, and they’ll…

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Now that we are elbow-deep in the pumpkin guts of October, I’m starting to feel the holiday season kick-off excitement. It has captured my imagination ever since I was a young lad overdosing on Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins and memorizing the Sears Holiday Wish Book when I should’ve been diag…

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It’s finally here, the moment we have been preparing our whole lives for—college applications. It’s an intense moment the first time you click “submit” on Common App and the confetti appears. You finally did it, all the hard work you put in over the past 13 years, it’s starting to pay off.

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One of the most familiar icons in our culture is that of the “Three Wise Monkeys,” showing one with his hands over his eyes, one with his hands over his ears, and the third with his hands over his mouth. The Three Wise Monkeys are a pictorial Japanese maxim embodying the proverbial principle…

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To say that I am geographically challenged would be far too kind of an estimation of my abilities. If you want someone that can lift very heavy weights, do martial arts, learn and utilize foreign languages, handle a weapon, or other skills that might come in handy if one is a spy, I am your …

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She wanted to be a doctor until she got sick and needed a transplant. She wanted to be a lawyer until she was involved in an internship that exposed her to lots of lawyers.

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Not to sound like a complainer, but there is no doubt that an event does not always succeed just because you put something in the newspaper or talk about it on the radio and get commitments on Facebook.

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During my 43 years of teaching economics at North Carolina State University, my favorite part of the introductory economics class was the topic of the Federal Reserve. I’d open the lecture asking students if they’d like to buy things without deducting any funds from their financial accounts.…