Tag Archives: Rome

Social Welfare Under Stress

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability InsuranceIt seems to me…. “The stabilizing influence of the modern social welfare state emerged only after World War II, nearly 200 years on from the 18th-century beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.”  ~ Moshe Vardi[1]. Welfare is … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas

It seems to me…. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~ Calvin Coolidge[1]. While they … Continue reading

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Send Me A Letter

It seems to me…. “As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.” ~ Bernie Sanders[1]. A mail or courier … Continue reading

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What To Expect From A Trump Presidency

It seems to me…. “I think I am, actually humble. I think I’m much more humble than you would understand.” ~ Donald Trump, 60 Minutes interview, 17 July 2016. Donald Trump was inaugurated with the lowest recorded approval rating of … Continue reading

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Removing Christmas Decorations

It seems to me…. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ~ Andy Rooney[1]. There are many questions surrounding the Christmas … Continue reading

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Christmas Throughout The World

It seems to me… “Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”  ~ Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express[i]. In the U.S. and many English-affiliated countries, Christmas is celebrated on … Continue reading

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