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A Study in Revenge: Winking HyperHistorical Mimicry

As I began reading A Study in Revenge: A Novel by Kieran Shields, I was willing to overlook the literary mimicry of Arthur Conan Doyle. Archie Lean, a well-meaning workaday detective in the late 1800s who needs outside help to crack a case, is clearly a mix of Inspector Lestrade and John Watson. The dapper, […]

Why Should I Pay Taxes?

Why should I have to pay taxes? Why don’t we cut more taxes? Why don’t we outsource everything to private companies?

News Item: Tennesee fire department with pay-for-service plan watches while non-paying house burns to the ground.

“Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” said Oliver Wendell Holmes. Without a tax structure for […]