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Tiger’s Leaked Statement!

Well, B&E; readers, if you’re anything like me, you’re pretty excited for Tiger Woods’ first public statement later today. Have I got a treat for you! It’s a leaked version of his statement! Who leaked it? I leaked it! How did I get my hands on it? It was never in my hands! It went [...]

Mordant Has an Awesome Name

It’s that time again, B&E; readers. I have recently received some terrific comments from some terrific readers, and I’m now sharing one of them with you. Some of you may recall that when the missus and I visited Sweden a few years back, I had a few thoughts about the many Swedes with their many [...]

An Appropriate 10th Anniversary Celebration?

Well, the Huffington Post reminded me that today is the 10th anniversary of the repeal of Glass-Steagall Act. You see, during the Great Depression, the government decided it would be a good idea to separate the commercial banks from the riskier investment banks. It protected consumers. Gosh, those New Dealers were so cute in their [...]

What’s Wrong with Sweden?

My online silence the past few days has been due to having guests in town, some lovely Swedes. About seven years ago, the couple adopted a child, and in Sweden, the new parent of one’s choosing gets thirteen months off at 80% of their salary to care for the child. The thirteen months can be [...]