Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America


Regulation, Taxes, and Fees.

Regulations, Taxes, and Fees.

Regulations are necessary in order to provide appropriate balance and protection.

Most homes have water pressure valves that regulate the water pressure coming into the home providing enough pressure to run appliances but not so much as to damage the appliances or burst pipe fittings and joints. Too much regulation and appliances don’t work properly, too little regulation and the plumbing fails and nothing works. There’s a balance.

Work place regulations are subject to the same principle. Regulations are necessary in order to assure a safe working environment. The difference with the work place is the… Continue reading

Phil Phil Phil – Think Think Think

Think is also an acronym. Before speaking one should think, is it Truthful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind.

Friedrich von Hayek, in is his address to the founding members of the Mont Pelerin Society had a Phil moment. Or maybe it’s more chronologically correct to say that Phil had a Fred moment. Either way, a Biblical message that was truthful and necessary was said. And in both cases helpful to those who allowed themselves to be inspired rather than offended.

Friedrich von Hayek essentially paraphrased Isaiah 1:1-20 were God instructs Isaiah the prophet regarding his call to action and the consequences.… Continue reading

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