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Just be Thankful We are Not Like Russia!

March 9th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

We can be thankful and pretentiously proud that America would never ever be a boorish bully with its neighbors, the way Russia has been with the Ukraine. Or can we? The media this past week has treated us to a wonderful, real-time example of international power-politics and the usual, duplicitous response to it. On the [...]

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It’s Time to Try “Trickle-Up” Economics to Help Solve Minimum Wage Crisis

February 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments · Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

Employers are shortsighted when they short-shrift their employees. Once again the politicos, business lobby and the labor movement are tangled in a heated partisan battle over increasing the federal minimum wage: this time from the current $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. The absurd part of the debate is not the conflict between those who propose [...]

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The Very Opposite of Freedom is Security

February 9th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

Security gains its effectiveness by reducing freedom Remember the classic question that populated every personality test: Would you rather be “liked” or “respected?” Well, how about this question: Would you rather have “individual freedom” or “security?” Admittedly, this is a type of Hobson’s choice since you want to respond to these questions with “I want [...]

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