Author Archives: Michael Wigle

About Michael Wigle

I am a servant of Christ who is married and has two children. For employment, I am the IT Manager and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. I also have a wide variety of interests from economics to politics to caving.

Basic Income – A Response

I came across a Facebook post that linked to an article that, at first blush, seemed a reasoned and researched argument in support of Basic Income. I read it carefully and even read some of the studies and source materials … Continue reading

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Why do I find myself “defending Donald Trump”?

I did not vote for Donald Trump and I did not vote for Hillary Clinton, I voted for Gary Johnson. My decision to not vote for Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with Benghazi, private servers, Russian money filtering into … Continue reading

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Comparing the Candidates

Choosing a President, not a Dictator What is the role of the President of the United States? According to the White House web site (https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/executive-branch), the following are the roles of the President of the United States: Under Article II … Continue reading

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Gary Johnson for President of the United States

What is a Libertarian? Hi. My name is Michael, and I’m a Libertarian. I say it like that because it almost feels as big a stigma as admitting I’m an alcoholic. There are some pretty strange ideas about what a … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Abbey – April 2016

The Teaching I don’t generally attend the Saturday morning teachings offered by the monks. In the past I have found them to be a bit too “theoretical” and amorphous for use in daily life. Sometimes there was even far more … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the Abbey – February, 2014

The Arrival This trip was different from the beginning. As I approached the Abbey I felt like a runner at the end of a long distance marathon. It took every last bit of strength I had to arrive and I … Continue reading

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What Do You Have To Hide?

Since the 9/11 airline hijackings and subsequent deaths we have seen a significant change in people’s willingness to give up freedoms for security. We have been warned over and over again how dangerous and elusive this threat is. Two huge … Continue reading

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