Musings by Marian

Reflections from the Golden Years

Archive for September, 2013

September 20, 2013

Will Texas File for a Divorce from USA? Remarks on potential secession

  Contrary to public opinion, Texas does not have the legal right to withdraw from the union. The best we can do legally is to split ourselves into up to 5 states, which of course would give us 10 senators. That could be good or bad, depending on how the new states are gerrymandered. Texas […]


Renters, Investment Property and Unintended Results

MANIPULATING HOUSING We are all aware–or should be aware–of the ways in which the government has messed up sales in the housing market by constantly interfering with the ways buyers and sellers come together. Can you spell “bubble”? Can you spell “burst”? Less familiar to many are the ways government tampering has adversely effected the […]