Category Archives: Happiness

Who Are the Mainers?

Maine Governor Paul LePage, in one of his fits of pique, declared that his only interest as Governor was in protecting “Mainers.”  Mainers are to be protected from Ebola-infected nurses, Syrian refugees, asylum seekers from Africa, and out-of-state gang members.  This got me thinking, just what makes one a Mainer? This topic interested me long […]

Class Warfare?

A key issue in the upcoming (and seemingly interminable) Presidential campaign is supposed to  be inequality.  Major candidates are already talking about their solutions to the problem of increasing inequality in the U.S.  Not surprisingly, most of the proposals are for tired prescriptions from the past.  Democrats call for increasing minimum wages while Republicans talk […]