March 15th, 2022

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TFS: Free Community Internet and Public Phone

We have an update from the community hall- as follows: Trego, Fortine, Stryker Community Hall (TFS Community Hall) Announcing Free Community Internet Access and Public Phone Trego— March 12, 2022 — As of today, free Wi-Fi is available at the TFS Community Hall for our community and visitors.  This area is void of cellular service…

Who is a Taxpayer?

I read the headline “61% of Americans paid no federal income taxes in 2020, Tax Policy Center says.”  The obvious correlation is that only 39% of Americans paid federal income taxes for 2020.  The number has several political implications. The third bullet point down read “The main reasons for the spike — high unemployment, large…

When is a Horse and Buggy more Cost Effective than a Car?

Earlier this week, someone had a clever comment on facebook, suggesting that the horse equivalent of uber be called “Neigh-ber”, which made me laugh, but also got me thinking: How high does gas have to get before a horse becomes more economical? Obviously, this is going to depend on the number of miles covered, and…

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Boys and Girls

As I look at education, and demography, some things show clearly:

The Price of Gas

Last week, after the next-day checkup following cataract surgery, we stopped for gas in Whitefish.  Whitefish has several convenient fuel stops, and, despite hearing that the town merits both a California Zip-code and area code, isn’t all that out-of-step with Montana. So, I pulled up to the pump, swiped the credit card (how I love…

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -Benjamin Franklin

Thinking Government- Machiavelli

 Max Weber provided the simplest definition: “A government is an institution that holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence.”  Another, fancier way he phrased it is “A state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.”  I kind of like using…

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