Why the heck do I talk publicly online about politics??

Sometimes I think it’s kind of crazy… I’m an opinionated guy, but I’m also a business owner and community member whose reputation relates to my relationships. If I go public with an opinion that angers some group of people it could harm my livelihood and friendships.

And I’m not so smart… I get called a “big brain” by Chris DeSimone and others, but truthfully, I’m just a guy who is willing to commit the time to a reasonable level of research and to working out my ideas in writing (following Deirdre McCloskey’s wonderful adage, “Writing is thinking.”)

In the end, I keep my opinions public here, on Facebook, and elsewhere (radio, presentations, etc) for three main reasons: Continue reading