Talking Sense

Talking Sense examines truths we don’t recognize and fallacies we accept, realizing that politics and economics are opposites. That’s what makes politics interesting: people are always trying to convince us to do the wrong things for what they say are the right reasons.

 

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  • The vast family that is America has an heir who’s too full of himself and who doesn’t respect family values. It’s time for tough love. Photo: White House Flickr / Pete Souza

    KERN: Change the locks at the White House

    The vast family that is America has an heir who’s too full of himself and who doesn’t respect family values. It’s time for tough love. Published 9:41 p.m. January 2, 2014 - Comments

     
  • Benghazi to Obamacare to the acronym scandals (IRS, NRA, ATF or AP) 2013 has been

    The year that was 2013: America's economic, political and social demise

    Benghazi to Obamacare to the acronym scandals (IRS, NRA, ATF or AP) 2013 has been "President Gone Wild" sans spring, or any other, break. Published 2:15 p.m. December 26, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Wacky President Obama at it again with something for the family's Christmas Eve: Sign up for Obamatax.

    Obamacare’s night before Christmas

    Wacky President Obama at it again with something for the family's Christmas Eve: Sign up for Obamatax. Published 7:12 a.m. December 23, 2013 - Comments

     
  • What if we could get a big discount on Obamacare? Would it make this destructive program less destructive, or at least less painful?

    KERN: Obamacare’s tax break

    What if we could get a big discount on Obamacare? Would it make this destructive program less destructive, or at least less painful? Published 5:13 p.m. December 19, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Obama's policies, secret orders, work-arounds, and diktats are destroying the America. We can survive this. Here's how.

    KERN: How we can work around Obama

    Obama's policies, secret orders, work-arounds, and diktats are destroying the America. We can survive this. Here's how. Published 12:36 a.m. December 18, 2013 - Comments

     
  • The common measure of a politician's good intentions is how many jobs he will

    KERN: The false god of 'full employment'

    The common measure of a politician's good intentions is how many jobs he will "create." That's very wrongheaded. Published 8:33 a.m. December 16, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Email signatures reveal a lot, and the words we use can often promote additional, pleasant thoughts in the recipients. This collection covers a lot of ground.

    Email signatures for every occasion

    Email signatures reveal a lot, and the words we use can often promote additional, pleasant thoughts in the recipients. This collection covers a lot of ground. Published 8:27 a.m. December 2, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Though Americans had been giving harvest-time thanks for over 150 years, President Washington formally established Thanksgiving in 1789.

    George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Though Americans had been giving harvest-time thanks for over 150 years, President Washington formally established Thanksgiving in 1789. Published 1:04 a.m. November 27, 2013 - Comments

     
  • The Senate will move quickly to approve anything the President wants. The Republicans still have one tool.

    Senate Republicans have one option after Dems limit filibuster

    The Senate will move quickly to approve anything the President wants. The Republicans still have one tool. Published 12:57 p.m. November 24, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Obamacare has been decried as

    Free Obamacare for nearly everyone: the plan

    Obamacare has been decried as "the UNaffordable Care Act," but that's not true. Anyone can have it for free. Published 7:20 a.m. November 11, 2013 - Comments

     
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Tim Kern

Tim Kern

Tim Kern taught economics for fifteen years, and discovered that understanding life is easy; it’s recognizing reality that takes practice. He holds a music degree, and later earned an MBA in finance from Northwestern University. He has lived across ...

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Tim Kern taught economics for fifteen years, and discovered that understanding life is easy; it’s recognizing reality that takes practice. He holds a music degree, and later earned an MBA in finance from Northwestern University. He has lived across the US, and now makes his home in Anderson, Indiana.

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