Author: Scott M. Stolz

Corruption and Greed are the Real Problem 1

Corruption and Greed are the Real Problem

What I have found is the capitalist system can easily be corrupted by greed, especially if you allow monopolies and cartels to form, and you do not provide reasonable government regulation of industries. I have also found that a socialist system with government run systems can become just as corrupt when they establish monopolies on…
A Starting Point for Health Care Reform 0

A Starting Point for Health Care Reform

What do you think about health care reform that includes the following points: Increase people's incomes so they can afford health care (higher wages, better jobs, access to education, etc.). The ability to create medical health care accounts that can accumulate and collect interest, and that can be passed to heirs. Private insurance options for…
Competition is Key to Any Government Solution 0

Competition is Key to Any Government Solution

When we seek to create any solution through government, we often forget a very important ingredient: competition. What made communism so bad was there was no competition. Everything was run by the government so you just had to accept what was given. And over time, quality declined, working conditions declined, and the availability of alternatives…
The Problem with Blazing a New Trail 0

The Problem with Blazing a New Trail

The problem with blazing a new trail is you know where you want to go and what you want to build but there are no maps or even roads to get there yet.   You have half the people you know telling you to stick to the existing roads and think you're an idiot for…
Tying Public Assistance with the Creation of Value by the Recipient 0

Tying Public Assistance with the Creation of Value by the Recipient

What if we tied certain forms of public assistance to creating value by the recipient? This value creation can be in many forms and be customized for each person. Possible options include learning new skills and volunteering or creating something society (or a certain part of society) values. Bettering themselves through wellness or education would…
Using the Tactics of Tyrants in the Name of Love 0

Using the Tactics of Tyrants in the Name of Love

One thing that bothers me is when people use bullying, intimidation, name calling and other methods to silence their opponents in the name of a noble cause.   Either they don't realize or don't care that they are using the same tactics as tyrants and hate groups. They don't see how hypocritical and counterproductive it…
Treating the Symptoms Instead of the Disease 0

Treating the Symptoms Instead of the Disease

One thing that we have to be careful of, whether when dealing with a physical illness or a social problem, is the tendency to treat the symptoms without treating the disease. Treating the symptoms is not bad. It's just less effective if that's all that you do. For example, let's say you have a patient…
Fighting a Fire with Flamethrowers 0

Fighting a Fire with Flamethrowers

You hear it again and again. "Because (this badly behaved person) did (this) therefore all people in (group) are (that)."   People get in an uproar when it's said about certain protected groups, and rightly so, but using the same logic in the opposite direction is just as destructive, and certainly does not give them…