I am a college teacher. In 2012 gave up a tenured endowed professorship to move home to Arizona and simply be a teacher again. My blood pressure dropped by 30 pts within two months of the change. I teach people how to communicate--male-female, conflict mediation, in organizations, rhetoric, propaganda, public speaking and nonverbal.
I encourage and teach my students to embrace ethical behavior from both a religious perspective (see the Bible) and a utilitarian perspective (see Jeremy Bentham). I encourage the acceptance of all people and views. As both John Milton and John Stuart Mill both taught, the only chance we have at finding the truth is to listen to everyone, analyze, and evaluate. Yet as both philosophers also argued, some groups are too dangerous to let have free reign with the privilege of public discourse. free speech must be earned and respected.
I try not to criticize any person, only point out the errors in their logic and the ramifications of their choices.
I an neither democrat or republican, but an active member of the community who cares deeply about how our communities, counties, state and nation are functioning.
I am not anti-government, just anti oppression. I pay taxes because I like nice roads and schools, but my family business takes full advantage of a myriad of legal tax loopholes via my accountant's good advice. Everyone should start a business.
I hope my humble musings, rants, speech analysis and occasional investment comments will be helpful to all. I occasionally post the results of my investing forays, but only so that you might not duplicate my folly.
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