Archives for June, 2016

Taxing the Air We Breathe


Introduction One morning, as I was thinking about the ravages of inflation, by word association, I started thinking about taxation.  This led me to remember something written in a chemistry textbook, most probably facetiously, that air is one of the few items not yet taxed.  In turn, I remembered a story read not too much […]

Defining “Adolescent” in Time and Loci


Abstract Defining common words may seem trite, but with the addition of reflection on their etymology, and the confines that these words may have in the context of a certain language groups – which limits a meaning to specific generations of people – and even to certain countries – we note barriers which are somewhat […]