Entrepreneurs: Modern Day Heroes and Heroines

As the global economy cycles through the worst growth in half a century … Entrepreneurs, both Hero and Heroine, will be at the center of any true recovery. And rightfully so.  Its the ability of the entrepreneur to see an unmet need in society, have the desire to meet that need, and the courage to make it […]

Funding the Government … One Minute at a Time.

You’ve likely heard the phrase “I have more month than money.”  It’s usually said informally by someone who is on a tight budget or might be struggling a bit financially.  And if your budget is on a monthly basis, this illustration this makes total sense. What if you’re not on a monthly budget, but rather […]

Dollar Coin: Pop Psychology or Real Change?

Both the House and Senate have introduced legislation that seeks to replace the dollar bill with a $1 coin. At first blush, it almost seems like a silly proposition … and after taking a deeper look … you’ll see that it is! Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), said. “Change can be difficult. But doing things as […]

Tomorrow Has Been Sold … Want a Refund?

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, a highly regarded astrophysicist, makes a compelling case for redistributing the way Washington spends our tax dollars.  He claims that the decisions Congress is making today do not factor in our “tomorrow.” He contends that Congress is merely playing to the quarterly-report and next-election cycles. And the $850 billion in bank […]

How to Teach Your Kids to Be Debtors!

In a recent post for the Sound Dollar Campaign I pointed out how the Federal Reserve of New York had to adjust their numbers on the size of U.S. student-loan debt. And it wouldn’t have been a big deal, except for the fact they adjusted the numbers upward by a whopping $295 billion, or 53.7%! Now […]

How to Run Your House like the Government!

The federal budget proposed by the current administration … with its estimated tax revenues, massive debts, legacy entitlements and many other line items … is a complex MESS of numbers. So, in order to better understand what’s really going on, the ever-inquisitive John Stossel has taken the liberty of breaking down the budget—family style. Fair warning:  you […]

Where is the Minister of Financial Sanity?

I find it interesting that the word “minister” is often used to describe positions of leadership in both the state and the church.  While the U.S. government doesn’t use the title of “minister” for functions of the state, the title still caries considerable weight and power. For instance, the Prime Minister of a country typically […]

Had your fill of Bread and Circuses?

 “… the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.” Juvenal, Satire X (circa 100 AD ) In this quote from “Satire X,” the Roman poet Juvenal observes two tenets of Roman society … not long […]

As You Thinketh about Money … So It Is!

You are what you think.  Your character and being are the complete sum of all your thoughts.  And one thing many of us think about … a lot … is money. In my first post for the Campaign for a Sound Dollar,  I shared how my own thoughts on money had been skewed by a culture of […]

Personal Responsibility Wins the Government Debt Battle

“The path to a sound dollar starts with you” is not an arbitrary motto.  It was adopted by the Campaign for a Sound Dollar with a firm belief that  individual voices — yours and mine — could join a chorus of many others to demand financial sanity in Washington. But the reality of the campaign’s […]