Oil Producer Wealth

I am often struck by the opulence we see in the Middle East oil producing regions: the cities full of huge, ultra-modern buildings, exotic resorts and stadium sized mosques.  Here are some examples from Bahrain; here is Saudi Arabia, and here are the United Arab Emirates.   Much more of this can be found anywhere on the web.  …

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Personality And Politics

After years of watching political types, an observation occurred to me: people who are extroverts are more likely to be Democrats; people who are introverts are more likely to be Republicans.  This is not the result of any scientific study; simply something that seems to be.  An example of this tendency in action could be why …

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