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Populist Leaders

Thoughtful piece in MarketWatch entitled Populist leaders aren’t likely to make your income great again. I think he hits the correct points and his projected outcome predictions have a good chance of becoming reality. The one quibbling point is that he … Continue reading

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Command and Control Isn’t Working

Command and control structures where decisions are made at the top and directives flow down to the workers and other people at the bottom of the hierarchy are increasingly not working for large organizations. Predominantly because the distance in time … Continue reading

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Social Darwinism

“Social Darwinism … claim[s] to apply biological concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest to sociology and politics. … the strong should see their wealth and power increase while the weak should see their wealth and power decrease. … Continue reading

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Big Data is Watching You

Most technology, computers included, can be used to help or exploit. Big data is watching us. It’s creepy having ads follow me around. I bought some men’s pajama bottoms on the Hanes One site. Until I cleared the cookies in … Continue reading

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How the stock market destroyed the middle class

How the stock market destroyed the middle class details part of how the 1% and the 0.1% got to where they are, by turning to short-term tactics that boost the stock price while harming the long-term health of the company. … Continue reading

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Texas Drought

Texas, where I live, has been in a drought for the last 10-12 years ago. In the last year or two, the drought has slacked off. We aren’t out, but we’re getting there. Rick Perry, the governor, declared the drought … Continue reading

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Where – Retailers

On the way home tonight, we passed a Title IX shop with sweaters and winter jackets in the window. It was ten o’clock at night and still 98°F. In New England and North Dakota winter may be approaching.  It may … Continue reading

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Who – Residence Owners

Currently I live in a residence hotel, a place people stay weeks to months.  We are in between apartment leases. We left the previous apartment after it was bought by a Wall Street company.  They spent a million dollars on … Continue reading

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Where – Employers

I’ve noticed over the years that where a company was founded or where their headquarters are often gives hints of the corporate culture. My first job out of college was in California’s Silicon Valley, but the company headquarters were in … Continue reading

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Viridian Design

As I become more mindful of my spending habits, I spend less which means I need less money, which gives more freedom of action. Up until now I’ve been doing on an ad hoc basis with no coherent structure to … Continue reading

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