Author Archives: Mike Callicrate

The Wichita Eagle: Kansas needs solutions that help farmers and keep our water clean

by Mike Callicrate and Karen Stillerman | August 30, 2018 The Kansas town of Pretty Prairie has gained national attention for the wrong reason: as documented by Harper’s Magazine earlier this year, this community of 600 has a tap water … Continue reading

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Axioms, 1906

I hold these truths to be self-evident; That a man was made to be happy. That happiness is only attainable through useful effort. That the best way to help ourselves is to help others, and often the best way to … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Trade and Trade Wars: As of June 1, 2018

by Gilles Stockton Is this political grandstanding or is there an actual change in trade policy because It is hard to say if we are in a trade war with China or if it is just a lot of talk. … Continue reading

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It’s the 199th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth

An excerpt from Whitman’s “Democratic Vistas,” published in 1871: I say we had best look our times and lands searchingly in the face, like a physician diagnosing some deep disease. Never was there, perhaps, more hollowness at heart than at … Continue reading

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Vicious Circles – Big meat packers continue to suck the blood out of cattle industry

For no reason whatsoever, other than they can, the big meat packers, while currently making $300 per head, took another $130 to $150 per head off the value of live cattle last week, leaving a decaying carcass of what’s left … Continue reading

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