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The Unanswered Question About Global Warming

By Charles Bayer

September 12, 2014

The argument is over — or ought to be.  The scientific evidence is in. The burning of fossil fuels is the culprit. Oil, gas and coal are the assassins. To allow the damage to continue in order to keep the economy running smoothly is both ... Read more »


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Piketty for Dummies

By Charles Bayer

September 10, 2014

Thomas Piketty, a young French economist, has laid out a most challenging and insightful look at the current disparity between rich and poor. When CAPITAL in Twenty-First Century, was translated and published by Harvard just a few weeks ago, it immediately zoomed to the top ... Read more »

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On Summer Reading

By Charles Bayer

September 4, 2014

This week and next I want to talk about some of the reading I had been doing this summer. But first let me reflect for a moment on what I hear from people who read these weekly columns. Most of the responses I receive are ... Read more »

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Who Keeps Them Poor and Unemployed?

By Charles Bayer

August 27, 2014

It is not difficult to identify the states with the most citizens who have been left out of America’s abundance. Rates of unemployment and poverty tell the story. In every survey they include: Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and a tier of the border ... Read more »

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Blaming the Troops for the War

By Charles Bayer

August 20, 2014

When our soldiers who had fought in the civil war in Vietnam came back home, many of them were treated shamefully. If today’s military veterans are not being welcomed with jeers or worse, they may be fairing just as badly at the hands of an ... Read more »

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Global Warming is Not the Only Environmental Problem

By Charles Bayer

August 4, 2014

It is increasingly clear that the great crisis of our era is the warming of the planet, and how human activity has dramatically exacerbated this pending calamity. But its corollary rests in the irreparable damage we are doing to the planet.  Some years ago while ... Read more »

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The Molten Rock Under the Surface

By Charles Bayer

May 28, 2014

A volcano is one of nature’s most destructive events. Molten rock is spewed into the air and solidifies as it makes its way down the slopes, obliterating everything in its wake. The cloud of powdered rock produced by the eruption at Mount St. Helens was ... Read more »

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A Very Unusual Seder

By Charles Bayer

May 23, 2014

Over the years I have been privileged to participate in a number of Jewish Passover — Seder — services. I have been a guest at synagogues, and at the home of a Rabbi. The church I served held such a service for our members each ... Read more »

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