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Parties and Factions


Our traditional view of American political parties is outdated and blocks our understanding of what is happening in the 2016 election cycle. We do not have a Democratic Party supporting the workers and the Republican Party supporting the corporations. Since

Posted in Blue-collar, Elections, Immigration, Jobs, Politics, Private-Sector, Public-Sector

It Ain’t Luck


In every business transaction, we evaluate the capabilities of the people providing the service. Each mechanic, plumber, barber, hair stylist, doctor, lawyer or even movie “Indian Chief” is evaluated. We go back to, or “re-hire” the good ones and stop

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Posted in Economy, Elections, History, Jobs, Leadership, Presidency

What Do We Do Now?


The word “Polio” was once among the most frightening words a parent could hear. Children who had been perfectly healthy would, after contracting the disease, be either killed or severely crippled for life. In the summer, even the hint of

Posted in Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs, March of Dimes, Polio

Pointless Argument


The former NFL football player, Bubba Smith, died this week. After his football career he acted in the Police Academy films. He also appeared in some commercials for “Miller Lite” beer which featured people “arguing” about the reason to buy

Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs, Leadership

Obama and Jobs


The June, 2011 job figures showed very weak job creation and the unemployment rate is now at 9.2%. Another, more comprehensive measure (called U6) is now at 16.2%. There are two axioms about the President and the economy. First, the public

Posted in Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Jobs, Presidency

Fire and the Wheel


The first two major inventions, or skills, mankind acquired were fire and the wheel. The first epitomizes the ability to manage the forces and energies of nature for our benefit. The second is a simple version of machinery which shaped

Posted in Blue-collar, Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs

Where to Cut


President Obama named a “Deficit Commission” headed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson. They failed to come up with the necessary votes so they forwarded no recommendations to Congress. Since their ideas are likely to be ignored, I feel I

Posted in Environment, Government, Government Programs, Jobs
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