Category: Columns

An open letter to Bill Gates

By Kevin Roche Dear Mr. Gates: I have the greatest admiration for the work you performed in building Microsoft into one the world’s premier companies. And I have even more admiration for the tremendous work you have done to improve…

Problems with creating and using models

By Kevin Roche The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has put together a variety of coronavirus data and projections, which have come to be widely relied upon by policymakers.   (IMHE Page)   I am not…

The tyranny of the experts continued

By Kevin Roche Last week I wrote a post regarding the dangers of allowing experts with narrow perspectives to dictate public policy.  Others, including futurist George Gilder, have written on the same theme.   (Gilder Post)    There are many reasons…

Chatham County property taxes to go up yet again

by Tom Glendinning Pittsboro, NC – Notes on the Chatham County Board of Commissioner’s meeting Monday night, May 6. I have not attended many since the new regime took over. After hearing the budget rationalizations, I know why. Items that…

Gavin McInnes is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center

Montgomery, AL – Talk show host Gavin McInnes has filed suit against the hyperpartisan Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) this week. The 61-page complaint was electronically filed early Monday morning in the Middle District of Alabama outlining defamation and other…