The Blame Game

As a nation, we are known to collectively grieve when one part of our great land is faced with a terrible atrocity, as was the case on Friday when a madman rampaged a theater full of innocent people in Aurora, Colorado. Friday’s killing spree was not only a tragedy, but an outrage. One would think…

The Planned Spontaneity of Occupy Wall Street

Recently, a relative of mine asked me to please explain these Occupy Wall Street protests. I will do my best. I believe that on the surface, these protests are simple to understand. In essence, it’s a battle between capitalism/individual freedom, and a collectivist state. On that level, we can understand that this is a manifestation of a…

Capitalism and Medical Science: The Dynamic Duo

Capitalism stinks, right? Until you need it….. I’m in an out-of-the-ordinary place today. I’m sitting in a hospital room as my father awaits surgery. Last night as the nurses and doctors were finally successful in relieving his pain and making him comfortable for the night, we all commented on how wonderful it is to live in the…