Author Archives: Carine

Introduction to My Visit to Detroit, MI

Thanks to The Bell Towers, I had the opportunity to join a group of bloggers in Detroit, MI a couple of weeks ago. The project was organized by the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and took us to … Continue reading

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Let the kid sunburn: San Antonio School district bans sunscreen, because it’s a medication and toxic

Doing the most unreasonable things in order to cover yourselves just in case something might happen. In France, they have an expression for that: it’s called the “precautionary principle” and it has become a way of life. If we don’t … Continue reading

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What Is Pomegranate Juice? Can’t Consumers Read Labels Anymore?

It took the Supreme Court to decide that Coca Cola could be sued for misleading its consumers into believing that a juice mainly made with apple and grape juice was actually pomegranate and blueberry juice. It’s not about a false … Continue reading

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If It’s the Best Solution for All Parties Involved, Why Is Government Intervention Needed to Force All Parties Involved to Agree?

Everyday, in almost every area of production, the Government intervenes, often by favoring some at the expense of others. The defense of the some is often that 1) they are needed in order for customers to be protected, hence need … Continue reading

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Rotating Emergency Lights Fail French Government’s Electric Cars; French Government Fails The Unemployed

It would be amusing if only the situation wasn’t so serious. While unemployment in France keeps breaking sad records with the number of people “defined as registered job seekers who are fully unemployed [rising] 0.9% in February from the previous … Continue reading

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“It’s Better to Entice Pity Than Envy,” Not to Be Taxed (More Than You Already Are)

A French expression might have to be rewritten soon: “Mieux vaut faire envie que pitie” (it is better to entice envy than pity). Basically the expression means that you’d rather have people think that you are doing well even if … Continue reading

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Obamacare: Not Just After Your Insurance, After Your Snacks Too

I think it is now safe to say that we have all seen how the ill-named Affordable Care Act is not going to make the average health insurance plan more affordable. This monster of an act that was probably voted … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand!

Ayn Rand, American philosopher and novelist, was born 109 years ago in Russia. During her early years in Russia and what then became the Soviet Union, she witnessed first-hand the evil of collectivism. She fled to America, a country that … Continue reading

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The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Knows What Your Eyebrows Need

Imagine you want to start your own business. Since you love to cook and make especially good and original cupcakes, you decide to start a cupcake business. Would you think it essential to learn how to grill a steak to … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Buns: The New Victims of Nanny States?

I am not a big fan of cinnamon. Less is better, as far as I’m concerned (it’s a matter of taste). After 2 and a half years in the United States though, I know that it is a very much … Continue reading

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“Unpaid” Internship? I Don’t Think So! Internships are priceless

How many graduate students started their career with one or several internship(s)? One might assume that studying 4 years after high school (sometimes more) puts you on the starting blocks for entering the job market armed with the knowledge to … Continue reading

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“I’m so in Debt, I Could Start a Government” #bartonspringssaloon

This has circulated on the Internet yesterday. While it is in Austin, just a couple dozen miles away from where I live, it is someone from France that sent it to me via Facebook (thanks to JS!). I had to … Continue reading

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The Work of Bipartisanship

This week’s chart series uses data from the US Treasury to illustrate the past 30 years of raising the debt ceiling. These charts show that raising the debt ceiling and living beyond our means is a bipartisan problem. Veronique de … Continue reading

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We Are Going to Need Plenty of Kids

I generally keep my political and philosophical positions to myself, especially when at work, unless asked, or unless I want to state that I disagree with a statement I judge immoral. The latter happened more than once, of course, but … Continue reading

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What Happens when People Are Fed Up with the Government?

They try and take the measures necessary to break from it. It seems that a number of counties in different States are looking into secession as a serious option. Two counties in California have started a movement to (re)create the … Continue reading

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On Working Less and the Pursuit of Happiness

A discussion with any American liberal still has to turn out differently. After telling them that I am originally from France, I receive a big “Wow! France! I love France! The food and the art de vivre!” Generally, they instantly … Continue reading

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Welcome and About the Blog

Again, welcome to The Song of Broken Glass! You can learn more about what motivates this blog in the About page. I intend to post as regularly as possible about my subjects of interest, among others: capitalism, corporate social responsibility, … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Song of Broken Glass

This blog is currently under construction. If you are intrigued enough to want to read more, please come back in September :-) Thank you. Have a productive summer! Like this:Like Loading…

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