Tag: Politics

Don’t Live Like “a Boss”

I keep seeing an ad by the car-company GMC.  The ad asks “How do you want to live?  As a decent person? Not a bad guy? A good friend? Is that it — good? Of course not. King of the hill? Better. Top of your game?  Win. All-powerful, like a boss, like a standard bearer, like…

Some Questions on Tax Reform

Washington has tax cut fever.  Politicians and lobbyists are discussing billions of dollars like it’s pocket change.  Since the plan is changing daily, we thought we’d lay down a few questions we’re using at the Shire to decide whether we would support the final bill: Is it (much) simpler? The current tax code is ridiculously…

Pheasant Hunting in North Dakota

A few weeks ago, I joined some friends of the Shire and hunted pheasant on opening weekend in western North Dakota.  Not only was it a glorious time, but it brought home some timely lessons on how private customs and informal arrangements can work even in complex situations. One of the interesting things about hunting…