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Principles and Practicalities: A Dilemma

As I sat stuck in stop-and-go traffic the other morning, I found myself pining for commuter rail: a relatively uneventful and predictable commute spent reading or writing (or occasionally — let’s be honest – napping), less wear-and-tear on my vehicle and nerves, and a ready reason to leave work on time in order to catch the last train out. I have ridden the train before and loved it. In fact, I’m a big fan of the concept of rail transportation. The reality of it, however, gives me pause. I had heard when I rode the train before that it couldn’t

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The Random King Maker

Luke Skywalker:  She’s rich. Han Solo:  Rich? Luke:  Rich, powerful.  Listen, if you were to rescue her, the reward would be… Han:  What? Luke:  Well, more wealth than you can imagine! Han:  I don’t know, I can imagine quite a bit. Star Wars Episode IV, 1977 The little flag from CNN flashed on my phone a while ago, with the headline that the Powerball lottery was set to surpass the $600 million prize mark.  I’ve come to the conclusion that this amount is simply too large for any single person to be given.  Nevermind mind the arguments against lotteries and whether ultimately

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