Author Archives: Bob Welbaum

Should The Government Become More Entrepreneurial?

We’ve heard a lot about the Federal Government’s failed entrepreneurial attempts, like solar energy in the previous administration ( https://www.dailysignal.com/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures//disclaimer: I know nothing about this website).  But did you also know that the government had backed Tesla? The government is a logical source for investment funding into early-stage research — the military, basic science, and

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A Flaw in the Justice System

I’ve always felt what makes us civilized is respect for the law.  And when the law doesn’t work well, it undermines our civilization.  That’s why I support the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law (https://law.uc.edu/real-world-learning/centers/ohio-innocence-project-at-cincinnati-law.html), which has the simple goal of freeing innocent people who have been convicted of a

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How To Be Immortal

It’s a natural instinct to live as long as possible.  But to become immortal? Technology may be giving us a way.  Suppose your great grandson wanted your advice ten years after your death.  He wouldn’t be able to talk to you directly, of course, but what if you had a digital avatar programmed with all

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Gulliver’s Travels

Continuing with my investigation of classic stories I’ve heard about all of my life and have become curious about the originals, I’ve recently finished reading Gulliver’s Travels.  Every pop-culture version of this work I have ever seen describes Gulliver among the Lulliputians.  But this adventure is only one part of four.  Gulliver also travels to

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