Category Archives: Miscellaneous Musings

Rethinking Taxation: A Flight of Fancy

by Joshua H. Liberatore I’ve been reading the Federalist Papers recently on the subject of taxation, and an interesting convergence with a contemporary issue has surfaced quite suddenly: the nagging disconnect between fee and service. A lot of penetrating articles … Continue reading

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Ode to My Small Apartment

by Joshua H. Liberatore A few months shy of thirty-two, and I’m staring down my final week of lean urban living in the latest in a series of small apartments that have kept me comfortable, efficient, and solvent for the … Continue reading

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The Vague Disappointment of Good Citizenship

by Joshua H. Liberatore When you think about it, there’s so little that’s asked of us as citizens on a day-to-day basis. Sure, we vote enthusiastically every four years (and a few of us more often than that), we pay … Continue reading

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Why Do We Read?

by Joshua H. Liberatore The question of what motivates us to stare at pages of composed text for hours at a time is a worthy investigation, one that can be approached from a number of different perspectives ranging from the philosophical to the … Continue reading

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Confounding the Stimulus Package

by Joshua H. Liberatore When asked about his strategy for improving the moribund U.S. economy, President Bush keeps reminding us about the potential gains from the recent stimulus package, which needs to run its course before we can determine with … Continue reading

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