Stories written by Tim Nerenz
Business executive, Libertarian writer and speaker, published academic, and former LP candidate for U.S. House of Representatives. "Dr Tim" writes a weekly blog called "Moment of Clarity" at timnerenz.com.

Winning Strategy For Global Competition

I was born in 1954.  No thanks to me, the United States contributed 26% of the world’s economic output (GDP) in that year. Western Europe produced 24%, and India/China together produced only 9%. America was the undisputed economic superpower in the 1950’s; the envy of the world back then. Our cars had fins, our girls […]

June 4, 2012 | Posted in House Guests,National,Tim Nerenz | Read More »

End The War On Intoxicant Choice

Imagine if someone had come to President Richard Nixon in 1970 and said, “Here is a plan to reduce the national debt by $1 trillion, reduce the gang population by 1.2 million, reduce violent crime by 90%, prevent 37 million citizens from becoming felons, save our inner cities, maintain strong black families, and prevent civil […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in House Guests,National,Tim Nerenz | Read More »

Competing Interests And The Ultimate Monopoly

Here is a question for you:  why do you think a monopoly is illegal? Monopolies are not illegal because they are staffed with criminals, or because they are formed with criminal intent; monopolies are illegal because in the absence of competition, the monopoly ceases to serve any interest but its own.  Always. We call our […]

May 14, 2012 | Posted in House Guests,National,Tim Nerenz | Read More »

Freedom Tax

A friend of mine said today she considers her speeding tickets to be a “freedom tax” – the price she must pay to choose the speed she will drive on the open highway. It reminded me that I have been blessed with an overabundance of very cool friends. Naturally, our group chimed in and improved […]

April 30, 2012 | Posted in House Blends,National | Read More »

What Money Can’t Buy

As long as we are going to spend the next several months yelling at each other over who makes too much and who makes too little, I thought it might be helpful to talk a little bit about what people actually make and why. Let’s start with who makes the most money – according the […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in House Guests,National,Tim Nerenz | Read More »

Party Of Women

OK, now that Ann Romney has been savaged by the White House for breathing without permission can we quit pretending that Democrats care about women? Apparently the powers that be in the 21st century Democrat Party have determined that raising children and running a household is neither important nor difficult. Not to be compared with […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in House Guests,National,Tim Nerenz | Read More »

Unprecedented Arrogance From Ignorance

Few Americans are old enough to remember the last time a sitting U.S. President – Franklin D. Roosevelt – publicly intimidated the Supreme Court over the outcome of a specific case under deliberation. Since FDR, Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush Dance Remix somehow all managed to make […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in House Guests,National,Tim Nerenz | Read More »

Leaning Republican

A good friend of mine recently described me as a libertarian that leans Republican. After reflection, I concluded that I am a libertarian that leans away from Democrat, so I suppose he is right – it is all a matter of perspective. The difference between the modern day Democrat Party and the modern day Republican […]

April 2, 2012 | Posted in House Blends,National | Read More »

Welfare: Work For It

I don’t know anyone – liberal, conservative, libertarian, or socialist for that matter – who believes that welfare is better than work. Do you? So if everyone agrees welfare is undesirable, why on earth are so many Americans on it?  That question will answer itself at the end of this column. The dilemma of government-monopoly […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in House Guests,National,Tim Nerenz | Read More »

Liberty Litmus Tests

There have been two moments of extreme clarity in my lifetime; watershed events that changed the fundamental assumptions upon which our worldview rests. The first date of extreme clarity is September 11, 2001. No thinking person could possibly look at issues of national security and foreign relations the same way before and after the attacks […]

March 19, 2012 | Posted in House Guests,National,Tim Nerenz | Read More »

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