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Roger Brown

Brown is an investor and freelance writer residing in Alpine.

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Spoiler Alert: I am not making any of this up.

One of my favorite quotes is “The law is politics carried on by other means.” Attributed to many, I found it in graduate school at the end of a law journal article. There is much to be learned from that statement and from two lawsuits recently in the news. Those suits share two qualities. Each says something about leaders while at the same time they are both silly.

A recursive process is a series in which each computed result is subject to the same formula as the prior result. A simple example would be if (don’t ask why) you agreed to pay someone else's income tax, levied at rate q, arising from some event.

Egypt and Syria, to say nothing of the national debt, are just distractions. They divert our attention from what is really important, which is Bob Filner, a man giving new meaning to the term “hands-on mayor.” The Maven of Misogyny is no doubt out of the running for keynote speaker at the next meeting of the League of Women Voters.

Now that the United Kingdom, indeed the world, has lost a woman who apologized for nothing, we are left to contemplate a leader who apologizes for everything.

I have a technique that I developed years ago to drive my wife crazy. It has been so successful I have decided to generalize it to the rest of society. Two examples illustrate.

Hello, I’m Bob … and I am wealthy.

I have waited until now to tell you what to do. The reasons are several.

Vouch·er — a small printed piece of paper that may be exchanged for goods or services.

In my neighborhood each Friday morning everyone rolls their trash cans to one side of the street for pick up some time during the day.

In the past few weeks of the election cycle, I have been thinking about what it means to win. In the context of war, the definition surely requires that the vanquished surrender to the victor. In a less dramatic sense, such as politics is meant to be, there is an equivalent.

I have had great success advising this country. Things are going so well here that I find I now have time to apply my talents to Europe.

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