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There is a saying among engineers that “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse,” which seems to describe the state of the U.S. and Guam economies.

As I write this, I reflect on how muc...

April 9, 2020

There’s an old Chinese curse appropriate to the times we face: “May you live in interesting times.” The times are getting more interesting by the day. First, we have the early stages of a worldwide pa...

March 8, 2020

 “I’m leaving on a jet plane. I don’t know when I’ll be back again. Oh babe, I hate to go.”

  Those were the lyrics of a popular song that recounts a heartbreak that sometimes follows one of life’s mos...

February 11, 2020

Guam’s future is 17 months old, 27 inches tall and living large. Her mother watches patiently as “Future” wanders around the reception area introducing herself confidently to perfect strangers.

Make no...

January 6, 2020

“The very definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting change.” -- Albert Einstein

All human existence dwells between two points -- fear and hope, the two extre...

December 4, 2019

When Bill Gates announced that he was going to spend his wealth in his lifetime to help make the world a better place, he was proclaiming that public service is a goal worthy of pursuing. It’s too bad...

November 5, 2019

 “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord John Acton/politician-historian

“Moral Hazard” is the concept that some individuals have incentive to alter their behavior when the costs of...

October 4, 2019

 There was a time on Guam when each generation was better off than the previous one; they were better educated, wealthier and healthier. In the space of one generation we are seeing a reversal of thos...

September 20, 2019

Our island has serious problems. There is a growing “meth driven’ crime wave that is getting more invasive, and more violent every day. We have an education crisis where our schools are literally fall...

August 31, 2019

Thomas Paine, author of “Common Sense,” writes, “Common sense is the least common thing of all,” especially when it comes to government finances.

In what world does it make sense to dramatically increa...

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