Richard Elfers

With leadership, humility can be crucial to success

With leadership, humility can be crucial to success

Humility is a better indicator of intellect than IQ points.

With leadership, humility can be crucial to success
Crisis brings out the best, and the worst, in our elected leaders

Crisis brings out the best, and the worst, in our elected leaders

What has these recent crises brought out in you?

Crisis brings out the best, and the worst, in our elected leaders
Discoveries of the past are saving lives today

Discoveries of the past are saving lives today

A short timeline on how modern medicine came to be.

Discoveries of the past are saving lives today
It’s tough to balance individual rights with the greater good

It’s tough to balance individual rights with the greater good

It used to be seat belts and cigarettes. Now it’s the coronavirus.

It’s tough to balance individual rights with the greater good
What have you invested your time in?

What have you invested your time in?

Time isn’t a renewable resource — if you spend it unwisely, it’s gone.

What have you invested your time in?
Remembering the Great Depression

Remembering the Great Depression

That crisis — much like this current one — is likely to bring change to how we believe government should be run.

Remembering the Great Depression
COVID-19 and financial security

COVID-19 and financial security

We all need to stop pretending there isn’t an emergency right around the corner.

COVID-19 and financial security
Political positions that baffle me

Political positions that baffle me

When I listen to the political rhetoric of the major parties, I am baffled by some of their perspectives and positions. Political parties are not… Continue reading

Political positions that baffle me
‘How Democracies Die’

‘How Democracies Die’

America’s great challenge is to finally achieve an equal multiethnic democracy.

‘How Democracies Die’
The biased, angry world of political surveys

The biased, angry world of political surveys

Neither party actually wants my opinion — they just want my money.

The biased, angry world of political surveys
How COVID-19 is affecting me

How COVID-19 is affecting me

“In the multitude of counselors there is safety.”

How COVID-19 is affecting me
Change in the time of coronavirus

Change in the time of coronavirus

Here are three large ways the world will shift.

Change in the time of coronavirus
When faced with tough times, head for the Goldilocks Zone

When faced with tough times, head for the Goldilocks Zone

The government has to skate the tightrope of being too controlling, and being too lax in response to COVID-19 — and both spell disaster.

When faced with tough times, head for the Goldilocks Zone
The storm before the calm

The storm before the calm

We may be experiencing many forms of upheaval for not just the next few months, but maybe years.

The storm before the calm
Coronavirus: a little knowledge is more dangerous than none

Coronavirus: a little knowledge is more dangerous than none

People are more scared about what they know only a little about.

Coronavirus: a little knowledge is more dangerous than none
Ulysses S. Grant: a great general, but terrible civilian

Ulysses S. Grant: a great general, but terrible civilian

The Civil War hero was a complicated man.

Ulysses S. Grant: a great general, but terrible civilian
As times turn uncertain, many will turn toward authoritarianism

As times turn uncertain, many will turn toward authoritarianism

It’s a trend both Republicans and Democrats follow.

As times turn uncertain, many will turn toward authoritarianism
That was the week that was

That was the week that was

So much happened in the political world last week.

That was the week that was
How far will Artificial Intelligence go?

How far will Artificial Intelligence go?

IS the technology helping or hindering us as a whole?

How far will Artificial Intelligence go?
Confirmation bias in the impeachment proceedings

Confirmation bias in the impeachment proceedings

Don’t ignore the evidence just because you support the president.

Confirmation bias in the impeachment proceedings