Dave's Writing Pages

My Public Opinions / Letters to the Editor (Published & Unpublished)

1

Responsible Drinking

Dearborn (MI) Press & Guide

Nov 30, 1978

2

Small Families (Can you "Love" your only child?)

Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner

3

Civic Responsibility (the Citizens "Action" League)

St Pete (FL) Times

Apr 27, 1997

4

A Violent Society

St Pete (FL) Times

May 23, 1998

5

Presidential Morality (The "Right" to Lie)

St Pete (FL) Times

Sept 6, 1998

6

Zero Tolerance / Zero Sense

St Pete Times (Unpublished)

Oct 30, 1998

7

We are "Moderates" (not "Moderate Republicans")

EMail Note to Rush Limbaugh

8

Is Florida's Drought an "Elaborate Hoax"?

St Pete (FL) Times

Jun 4, 2001

9

Free Press vs Functioning Government

St Pete (FL) Times

Oct 8, 2001

10

Jeb Bush / Bill Clinton: Stange Bedfellows

St Pete (FL) Times

July 1, 2003

I am a Political Moderate - equally despised by non-thinkers of the Right and Left
The Radical Middle - Idealism without Illusions
Common Good - Seeking to Reform America's Lawsuit Culture

Long Position Papers

1

Religion

Catholics, Mormons, and Stephen Crane.

July 2001

2

Marriage

Codependence or Support Network?

Oct 2000

Other Opinions I Share

1

Public Education

Crispin Hartwell

February 2, 2002

2

Business Ethics

Howard Troxler, St Pete Times

March 31, 2002

3

Dividend Tax

Jim Hoopes, Professor Babson College

March 13, 2003

4

Rich vs Poor

Steven Rattner

June 16, 2003

5

Progressives

Bill Moyers

June 4, 2003

6

Beyond Faith

Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison, Unitarian-Universalist

October 14, 2003

7

Headless Wombs

Ellen Goodman

November 11, 2003

8

Double-Speak

Letters, St Pete Times

November 14, 2003

Catechism of the Catholic Church:
on the evil of pure Communism and pure Capitalism

The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with "communism" or "socialism."

She has likewise refused to accept, in the practice of "capitalism," individualism and the absolute primacy of the law of the marketplace over human labor.

Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds

Regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for "there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market"

Reasonable regulation of the marketplace and economic initiatives, in keeping with a just hierarchy of values and a view to the common good, is to be commended.
(from the Vatican archives)




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