Monthly Archives: July 2015

OpEdge Redux: One lesson from the Tang Dynasty: the wealthy always find a way to control things

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on December 23, 2010. I’ve been reading an excellent history of the Tang Dynasty, which ruled

OpEdge Redux: We should be asking more of business owners and executives than merely creating wealth for themselves

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on October 21, 2010. I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of business ethics, and specifically

OpEdge Redux: Day after day, news and entertainment media make unstated assumptions which define the American ideology

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on August 11, 2010 Of the several definitions of ideology in Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, one is

OpEdge Redux: Again a writer uses accurate facts to propose something that isn’t true

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on July 27, 2010. Over the weekend, Yahoo’s home page linked to an article titled “The

OpEdge Redux: What is missing in the new movie version of Robin Hood other than the original myth and lead character?

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on May 14, 2010. I won’t be seeing the new Robin Hood until I can get

OpEdge Redux: In Stouffer’s post-modern America, you don’t eat because you’re hungry, but to have a relationship with your spouse

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on April 8, 2010. My entry into frozen food giant Stouffer’s “Let’s Fix Dinner” marketing campaign

OpEdge Redux: The ideological subtext of just accepting that unregulated market forces rule the textbook publishing industry

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared on March 19, 2010. Most of the first round of hand-ringing about the Texas Board of

OpEdge Redux: Praise and Blame is Harder to Assess than You Think

While OpEdge is on a two-week hiatus, we are running some of the more evergreen columns from past years. This blog entry originally appeared November 10, 2009. Whenever Congress talks of raising taxes on the wealthy, as in the current

A modest proposal to end the Greek debt crisis: Let the rich pay the rich

Let’s face it, when we remove the complex financial structuring, the obfuscating economic theory and the strident political posturing and just look at the flow of money, the Greek debt crisis reduces to one kettle of rich folk owing money

Mainstream media help to establish Koch-financed professor as an economic guru

I have been scratching my head as to why the mainstream news media has seemed to lionize George Mason professor Tyler Cowen over the past few years. It seems that everywhere you turn—Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, New