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Hello, my name is Mark Holland and I thank you for your interest in learning more about me. I was born in Washington, DC a long time ago. My dad was in the United States Foreign Service so I lived...
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Why do we do what we do? Many of us choose to push ahead, seeking new adventures, new and better ways of doing things. Others can’t be bothered. They are happy where they are and largely uninterested in the world...
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All of us have heard of the Golden Rule, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that man should do to you, do ye even so to them.” How many of us connect this Rule to the Law upon which it...
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People respond to incentives. This is one of the most important laws of economics. Incentives matter! Why do people buy homes? Equity build-up? Certainly. However, our tax code provides homeowners with financial incentives to buy those homes. Deduction of our...
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Happy New Year! We enter the new year, in the words of columnist Peggy Noonan, “battered but standing, atomized but holding on.” As I think about the political earthquake that we as a nation experienced in 2016, I am impressed...
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December 10 is Human Rights Day. Given the recent death of Fidel Castro, one of the 20th Century’s truly evil despots, it’s somehow fitting that this day helps us to refocus our attention on the meaning and importance of human dignity....
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Good morning on the Monday of this Thanksgiving Week. For the record, I am an unaffiliated conservative. I don’t belong to any political party. None of them reflect my beliefs. The older I get, the more I focus on the...
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“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”–Viktor E. Frankl What a month we have experienced, and we’re only halfway through...
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Freedom to Choose   Tomorrow is Election Day. By the end of the evening, we may know who will have experienced the good fortune or misfortune to be elected to the Presidency of the United States. As much as we...
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