Alex Tokarev

Alex is a former WORLD contributor.

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Become a miser like me

Economy
by Alex Tokarev
Posted 12/19/12, 12:27 pm

I am a miser. When I was in kindergarten, my Russian grandmother, Gasha, lived with us. Her husband had died in the first phase of Communist persecutions after WWII. She had lost several children and raised my father, Mitko, her only surviving son, alone. Her pension was the equivalent of US$30 and she saved almost all of it, subsisting mostly on a diet of Bulgarian yogurt and plain biscuits. I was her only grandchild and she used to give me a few pennies now and then.

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Public schools: No place for free thinkers

Education
by Alex Tokarev
Posted 11/14/12, 10:59 am

Five centuries ago, Martin Luther started a campaign against corruption in the Church, an institution that had been transformed from a fellowship in Christ into a totalitarian structure for the amassing of wealth and power. He rightly believed that the long overdue religious reformation required a return to the fundamentals of Christianity: the written Word of God. To this end it was absolutely necessary that every disciple of Christ had access to basic schooling so he or she could read and meditate on the Holy Scriptures.

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Just say NO!

Economy
by Alex Tokarev
Posted 10/24/12, 10:33 am

Some say that the Tea Party movement and Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform advocacy group are fighting an imaginary problem. Consider this: Federal tax revenue has plummeted since the beginning of the last recession to its lowest level in 60 years. Perhaps we pay too little in taxes for all the benefits that come from our federal government?

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