Author Archives: Bob Welbaum

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

You’ve always heard the mantra “money can’t buy happiness.”  Well, maybe it can. According to a new paperback from the editors of Time magazine entitled The Science of Happiness: New Discoveries for a More Joyful Life, (and yes, It’s on Amazon.com), “Money can help you find more happiness, so long as you know just what you

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The Moral Dilemmas of Self-Driving Vehicles

If you could save five lives for the cost of one person’s life, would you?  What about saving five lives by murdering one person?  These are thought-provoking moral dilemmas explored in the podcast “Driverless Dilemma” on the National Public Radio show Radiolab, which was originally broadcast on September 26, 2017.   Most people say “yes” to

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The Patriotic Path To Justice

Today I’ve been reading about the NFL players and owners meeting discussing proper procedures for the national anthem.  I don’t want to get into that specific subject, but as a military veteran, I do have definite thoughts about patriotism. Realizing that this nation has its problems, I believe patriotism includes calling attention to those problems

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The Creator of Mad Magazine

 Harvey Kurtzman , the creator of Mad magazine, was born in Brooklyn on October 3, 1924. As a youngster Kurtzman began drawing comics.  He even sent some “very bad” drawings to Walt Disney.  It wasn’t until he saw college humor magazines that he realized that was the style that best suited his talents. Kurtzman started

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