Grant Shaw

Recession made in Washington

Now that the election is over and California voters have settled on the fast track to bankruptcy, we can turn our attention back to making sure we understand the main cause of our ...

Government has its uses

Grant Shaw needs to go back to Econ 1A (Reader Input, Sept. 26.) It is not government regulations that lead to economic meltdowns. The Community Reinvestment Act that Shaw cites w ...

Vote liberal for a life worth living

In answer to Grant Shaw, (Reader Input, Sept. 26): What? The banks were drug, kicking and screaming, forced by government regulations (and liberals) to give mortgages to people who ...

Attribute blame accurately

My name is not John, but I want to answer just one of Kim Bryant’s questions (Reader Input, Sept. 22) which was: “Please tell us, John, exactly how did our elected leaders crea ...

Will our society self-destruct?

For a culture to survive it must have a fertility rate of 2.11 children per family. A society with a fertility rate of between 1.9 and 1.4 has never survived, although it may be te ...

Train buff keeps dream on track

Auburn’s Grant Shaw has always loved trains. “I had a grandfather and uncle who worked for the railroad,” he said Monday. “My father, who worked for Shell Oil and then bec ...

Put brakes on government

The trustworthiness of the free market economy (as compared with the government) is actually reinforced by the likes of Enron, Goldman-Sachs, Bernie Madoff, etc. As I recall, Enro ...

Corporations not so pure

According to Grant Shaw (Reader Input, May 3), “The free market economy (including big corporations) is more trustworthy than government.” Does this include Enron? Goldman-Sach ...

Government isn’t looking out for you

I am amazed that there are people who believe that the government has their best interest in mind. Other than maybe your mom and dad, no one has your best interest in mind, not e ...

Give everyone legislators’ plan

Will our senators and representatives and their families be required to participate in whatever health care plan they cook up for the rest of us? If the answer is no (and that is t ...

If Bush was so bad, why no impeachment?

For all you Bush haters out there who fervently believe the former president is guilty of a long list of heinous crimes (See Stan Guido’s “Obama win doesn’t wipe away Bush mi ...

Vote for survival of society

John Koehler finds it puzzling that those of us who favor the traditional definition of marriage-as being only between a man and a woman can continue to resist alleged scientific f ...
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