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Reigniting The Meaning Of Citizenship Through National Service

It’s been a long time since a common rite of passage among our nation’s men was to put on a uniform and defend your nation, community, and family. Yet at a time of increasing hyperpolarization in our country, as well as the deteriorating state of our nation’s youth in mind, body, and soul, national military service may be an idea worth considering once again.

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Education: The Single Biggest Factor in our Lives

How can we grow as individuals? I was reading a novel by Sebastian Faulks last evening and there was a premise regarding education which really got me thinking.

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The Trucking Industry, Regulatory Mishaps, And Self-Governance

Every day on the road we pass by them. Trucks, bearing the logos and cargo of companies in industries ranging from manufacturing to food, consumer goods to raw materials, each day traverse the seemingly endless thousands of miles of road in our nation to fill our stores and homes with their goods.

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Appreciating The Past In Our Smartphone-Paced World

I’ve always been a history buff, not just of American history but world history. Recently I couldn’t help but reflect on the extraordinary time we live and many of the historic developments we’ve been able to witness firsthand the past few years.

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Too Big to Care

Branch closures, high charges & poor service begin to mount up. The recent news that Royal Bank of Scotland is closing of branches in the UK serves to highlight just how poorly served the country is by the major banks. Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Nat West, Santander and RBS have pretty much devoured the potential competition that was coming from Building Societies and now behave as not only too big to fail but too big to care.

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The Decline of Virtue

Virtue. Character. Integrity. Words that cultures around the world and through history have described as the aspirational qualities to earn and strive for in our lives.

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Big Tech’s Quick Flip From Benevolence To Dystopia

Netflix. Amazon. Google. Twitter. Facebook. Apple. It seems like increasingly at least some aspect of our lives is now influenced by these behemoth technology companies that have, in just the last two decades, completely transformed our economy and very way of life.