News of the Newtown massacre tragedy is everywhere. It’s the second largest school shooting in American history, but who’s keeping score?
Author Archive for Conor O'Farrell
Share/Bookmark There has been and lot of chatter about the role of labor unions in our society during the recent election cycle. Some have claimed that it is the unions that are destroying the American economy. Others have argued that unions once served a purpose but are no longer needed to insure fair working conditions. […]
Share/BookmarkThere is a lot of talk of cutting back these days. “Austerity” is a popular word in our current lexicon. While following the current election I hear both candidates stress the need for cutbacks. Republicans keep ranting against “big government,” I wonder what they mean. We can all agree that we’d like to have our […]
Share/BookmarkGrowing up, sports were my life. I ate, drank and breathed football and basketball. Every spare moment was spent on the field or the court, four nights a week at the gym and weekends were consummated with the games. When it comes to the topic of regulation, sports and government share a similar role. Due […]
Share/BookmarkFeeling anxious about the future of our country, our world? Are you concerned about the condition of the planet that our children will inherit? Does it seem to you that the chickens have come home to roost? That the problems we now face are so complex and varied that you don’t know where to start? […]
Share/BookmarkFor the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on the role of institutions in our lives. More specifically, how institutions lose sight of their mission statement in their ascent for and protection of power. Two examples come to mind. The first involves the Freeh Report, the recently filed investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal […]
Share/BookmarkLast week, I had the pleasure of seeing a performer at the McCallum Theatre that both humbled and elevated me at the same time. The performer was Susanna Hamnett, performing a one-woman show she co-wrote called “Nearly Lear.” In it, she told the story of King Lear through the eyes of his close confidant Noreen, […]
Share/BookmarkRecently, at a rally for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a woman in the crowd accused President Obama of treason. Treason? What has he done that qualifies as treason? As I see it, the president hasn’t been able to do much. Health care reform has been hamstrung. There has been little, if any, change to […]
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “What is hateful to thee, do not that unto your neighbor.” This is the Golden Rule. No matter how you word it, the rule is essentially the same. Treat others the way you would want to be treated yourself.
Share/BookmarkWelcome to “Financial Insanity 101.” I’d usually ask you to pull out pen and paper in order to take notes. But the formula I’m about to lay out for you is so self-evident that I think you’ll pick it up without the need for future reference. Let’s say I’m going to Las Vegas next weekend […]