I'm a life-long resident of Cheatham County. Have a BS in physics from APSU, a MBA from Vandy, and a large chunk of a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Wake Forest, though I don't actually use either in my day-to-day job (high-performance research computing at Vanderbilt).
I'm a moderate (r)epublican. I can't quite say "R" nowdays because ideology, fear, and anger seems to be getting the better of common sense. When Reagan is too liberal for you, you've gone down the wrong path.
- Art Asbury on Why Cheatham County’s growth is vanishing
- Dicky Read on Favorite Quotes
- Jason on Are Democrats or Republicans better for the Federal debt?
- binkleym on PAC man
- Art Asbury on PAC man
Category Archives: Uncategorized
I’ve posted numerous blogs on what bad things could happen to either the US or local economy, so today I wanted to post about some of the good things that are likely to happen. While the US still has to … Continue reading
I am studying long-term trends in Cheatham County’s economy and would love to pick people’s brains for info. To start off my story, here’s a graph of Cheatham County’s unemployment rate (in blue) alongside Tennesseee’s (red). You can see … Continue reading
I spent the morning examining Cheatham’s slowing growth in Excel and R, and came up with a good model that helps illuminate the cause, and perhaps can start the ball rolling for a solution. First, the pretty picture to show … Continue reading
Intrade is predicting the odds of an Obama presidency at over 75%: The Democrats are forecast to maintain control of the Senate: And the Republicans are currently forecast to hold the House, but the trend is going against them, and … Continue reading
The graph shows what I call Cheatham’s intrinsic growth rate, which shows how much faster Cheatham is growing than the state as a whole. (For you FRED types, it’s TNCHEA1POP – TNPOP, with the two census-related peaks at 2000/2010 … Continue reading
Republicans and Democrats constantly argue about how the other side is going to explode the country’s debt. Let’s examine the historical data and see who’s been telling the truth (or more realistically, who’s lying less). Here is a graph of … Continue reading
The growth in Cheatham County’s working age population suffered a serious slowdown starting around 2000: Mostly due to the fact that people stopped moving into the county then: It appears to be due to the impact fee raising … Continue reading
A sentence you never hear in America is “I wonder what the smart people think we should do.” — Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert” People aren’t dumb. In fact, I find that most people are actually a lot smarter than … Continue reading
Since the primary election is almost here, I wanted to forgo another question, and instead dig into the candidate’s finances a bit, as they tell us interesting stuff about the candidate that they normally don’t go out of their way … Continue reading