Category: Society and Culture

Seniors and Loneliness

by Bob Branco There are many elders out there who feel lonely. There could be several reasons for this. Perhaps they have no family living in the area, or that family members may be too busy and are not as…

Insurance and the Medical Profession

by Bob Branco Remember how it used to be at the doctor’s office? You would make an appointment for a yearly physical examination, take it, hear your results, and follow your doctor’s recommendations. The process was simple while you always…

God in the Schools

by Bob Branco When I went to elementary school nearly 50 years ago, it was a great feeling to be told by my teacher that it was time to pray. Every morning, the class went silent for several moments while we…

Laws, Laws, and More Laws

by Bob Branco I often wonder why politicians keep adopting new legislation when they have a difficult time enforcing what’s already on the books. I hear this all the time. We have so many laws in this country that there…

Paying Your Boss Instead of Yourself

by Bob Branco You probably think this is crazy. How can you go to work and pay the boss instead of getting a paycheck? There is one industry where this happens quite frequently, and that’s the radio industry. I know…

The Unemployment Rate is Deceiving

by Bob Branco Why are we expected to believe the unemployment rate? It is fictitious! When the statistic is taken, it does not include people out of work who no longer receive unemployment benefits. Yet we are supposed to believe…

The Importance of Tipping

by Bob Branco Tipping is a very important custom in this country. Many waiters and waitresses try very hard for the money they make, and as far as I’m concerned, tipping is an expression of appreciation. While many people tip…

Have Labor Unions Been Effective?

by Bob Branco I understand very well why labor unions were created. People who perform hard labor have as many rights as anyone else, and they needed to voice their opinions. What better way to do it than through an…

Should Marriage be Privatized?

by Bob Branco For a long time, couples who want to get married in this country have been required to obtain a state marriage license. This policy has been in effect since the establishment of the marriage tax. Prior to…