We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
One response to the Studebaker bankruptcy, and a few other shocks of bankruptcy, was for Congress to rather quickly pass ERISA to protect pensions through fiduciary standards, and to protect health plans from statists via self-funding and via limited interference in employer-sponsored plans. Not perfect, but about only thing we've had.