Prosperity by the Numbers: the Family Prosperity Index

For the most part, I endorse Thomas Carlyle's description of economics as the dismal science. I have to add the "most part" qualifier after meeting and working with an economist who with her husband - also an economist - has developed the Family Prosperity Index. Measures like gross domestic product have value, but fail in … Continue reading Prosperity by the Numbers: the Family Prosperity Index

China’s Long Game

Xi’an, the former capital of mainland China, may be the best example of the country’s heart, power, history and future of the country. Emperor Qin [pronounced chin] Shi Huang unified China in the Third Century B.C, making Xi’an [pronounced she-ON], the country’s most important city for roughly 1,500 years. During his reign, his generals greatly … Continue reading China’s Long Game

HuffPo editor resigns, keeps digging

Remember the  HuffPo article asking that men be denied the right to vote? Not all men, only white men, and not forever, just for twenty years? Yeah, the article supposedly written by the female philosophy student? That article. Well, the writer was not a female named Shelly Garland but a guy named Marius Roodt, who … Continue reading HuffPo editor resigns, keeps digging

Fr. Imbarrato Protest Planned Parenthood Boston

During the first Day of his visit to Boston a group of people from Prayers for life and other Pro-life groups joined Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for life at a protest at Planned Parenthood in Boston. It was a rather rainy day But that didn't stop this protestor Or these two Or this deacon … Continue reading Fr. Imbarrato Protest Planned Parenthood Boston