Author Archives: Terry Noel

About Terry Noel

I am an Associate Professor of Management and Quantitative Methods at Illinois State University. My specialty is entrepreneurship.

John Roberts’ Silver Lining Play

I did not like the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare’s constitutionality when it was made. To me, it was a strain to call funding for the program a tax and I would rather have seen the whole hare-brained idea die … Continue reading

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Snowden Makes a Fool of the United States

Before anyone jumps to conclusions, let me say that I am fiercely ambivalent about the Snowden case. I recognize that national security requires that at least some secrets be kept from the general public. I also believe that government is … Continue reading

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It Takes Two To Lie

Homer Simpson once explained to Marge, “It takes two to lie–one to lie and one to listen.” Apparently, this Administration is as dense and conniving as Homer. Governments have every incentive to lie because their primary business is the extraction … Continue reading

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Verizon, Security, and Privacy

Watch this one, folks. Our government, if this report by The Guardian is accurate, is indiscriminately confiscating the phone records of all (yes, all) Verizon’s customers. Something tells me that Verizon is not the only carrier required to turn over … Continue reading

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Mars Rats and Tin-Foil Hats

I admit it. I am fascinated by idiots. My twisted interest leads me to spend at least a little time each week watching shows like World’s Dumbest and Ghost Hunters. I don’t know…maybe it’s that I spend so much of … Continue reading

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Taking a Bite Out of Apple

Peeved that a company had the audacity to minimize its tax burden, some politicians want to take a bite out of Apple. After investigating the company for months, Carl Levin’s (D, MI) Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found nothing wrong. … Continue reading

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Thank You, IRS

Poor IRS, the institution no one loves. Well, I am about to change that. IRS, thank you. Yes, thank you for being so colossally stupid that you let yourselves be caught red-handed doing what you have done surreptitiously for decades. … Continue reading

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Obama’s War On the Individual: http://o

Obama’s War On the Individual: http://ow.ly/kSRW4

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Obama’s War On the Individual

Should you ever wonder what fuels the President’s incessant drive to grow government, look no further than his recent commencement speech at The Ohio State University. One could be forgiven for concluding that he hates the Founders’ vision of America … Continue reading

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You Can’t Fix Fascist: http://ow.ly/kIL

You Can’t Fix Fascist: http://ow.ly/kILXj

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