Monthly Archives: August 2011

Aug
31

What’s Cool, What’s Not

By Katie Kieffer This week, two educational shows go head-to-head. One plays on your iPhone, the other doesn’t.

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Aug
29

Blowing cash in the Middle East

By Katie Kieffer Libya We blow cash money, baby! We act like rappers with king-size egos. We discount our own laws, norms and massive debt load. We imagine we sit on a global throne. We kiss away about $2 billion a week in Afghanistan. We’ve spent almost $800 billion fighting in Iraq. We’re offering Iraq assistance from U.S. troops beyond 2011 to the tune of $10 billion annually. We gave Mubarak’s Egyptian regime an annual gift of $1.5 billion in military and monetary aid. The Pentagon reports that we’ve spent $896 million intervening in Libya through July 31 alone and we’ve promised an additional $25 million in aid to the Libyan Transitional National Council.

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Aug
24

What’s Cool, What’s Not

By Katie Kieffer Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Can you move like Jagger? I hope so because when Mick Jagger and Warren Buffett battle it out on taxes, rock and roll comes out on top.

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Aug
22

Free entrepreneurs are wet fish

By Katie Kieffer Calico goldfish If we are serious about creating jobs, then we should treat entrepreneurs like fish. Just as fish need a certain environment to live, entrepreneurs require a unique environment to take risks and create jobs. A fish is a distinctive creature. Unlike a horse or a cow, a fish has the innate ability to breath and live under water. If you remove a fish from water and place it in a sunny pasture beside farm animals, it will die.

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Aug
15

I like big trucks and I cannot lie

By Katie Kieffer Truck zooming down highway So, fellas! So, ladies! Do you want cheap gas and big, safe rides? Then, drill. Drill. Drill a healthy life. No, I’m not Sir Mix-A-Lot. I simply think we should responsibly utilize our natural resources to improve the security and prosperity of all Americans.

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Aug
08

Escaping the Federal Zoo

By Katie Kieffer Tiger cub in Montgomery Zoo If Britney Spears performs her hit single “I’m a Slave 4 U” alongside exotic animals or dances inside a cage, you assume she craves easy attention but you don’t think that she literally wants to live like a zoo animal. Needless to say, humans do not belong in zoos. Cages do not enable men to grow and prosper. But what if a man were born in a zoo? Like a baby tiger born in a zoo, he would not see the zoo as a trap. His needs for food, shelter and even procreation would be satisfied. (The zookeepers would figure it out.)

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Aug
01

Why I hope the rich get richer

By Katie Kieffer Ivanka Trump Insecure business moguls like Warren Buffett occasionally spout anti-affluence nonsense like the rich “…should be paying a lot more in taxes.” If Buffett won’t defend the rich, I will. I love rich people. I wish them well and I hope they get richer. I specifically love rich people who live in a capitalistic society like America. The richer they become, the richer, healthier and happier everyone else becomes. Unlike rich rulers in a monarchy or, worse yet, wealthy dictators, American capitalists are the average person’s best friend and entrepreneurial inspiration.

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