Europe, Oh Europe!

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On January 1, 2002, the European Union debuted an ambitious new currency to rival, and even surpass, the mighty U.S. Dollar. This new money, dubbed “the Euro”, replaced schillings, francs, guilders, marks and markkas, punts, lira, escudos, pesetas and drachmas, relegating these national currencies to extinction. Nine years later, it appears that the Euro may be headed in the same … Read More

Class Warfare, Taxes, And The Social Contract

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Elizabeth Warren, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, recently responded to Republican charges that President Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy constituted class warfare: “You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired … Read More

Picking Apples In Vermont

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Apple picking in Vermont is a seasonal ritual, up there with summer vegetable gardens, lazy days fishing, hunting in season, and tapping the maple trees in the late winter. It’s part of what defines us as Vermonters, willing and able to hunt and gather beyond the grocery store. Unlike other parts of the country where collecting food at its source … Read More