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Why I soured on Ayn Rand

(Originally published April 11, 2011) Ayn Rand will be receiving a new round of attention this week as the movie version of her novel, Atlas Shrugged, makes its debut on Friday. It looks as though distribution might be spotty at … Continue reading

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Encounter with a panhandling couple

Earlier this year I wrote a blog entry about panhandling. A friend of mine in Phoenix recalled that entry (and a conversation we had) and sent along the story below. He asked that his name not be used. Would you … Continue reading

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How do you deal with panhandling?

For most of my career in St. Louis, I worked downtown. Like most metro areas, we had our share of homeless people, and I’d occasionally be approached for a handout. I always followed the conventional wisdom, which is that by … Continue reading

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