It’s Summer

It’s SUMMER  and there are serious topics to be addressed. Serious topics abound:  the Obama/Romney presidential race is a regular sandbox fight-every week someone is throwing sand at some one else.   The U.S. economy remains precarious with uncertainty on the horizon.   Syria i
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Paid To Do Nothing

Can you imagine there could be a job where you got paid to do nothing?  What a dream! Surely such a job does not exist;  na, not in reality. But such a job does exist and 535 people are doing that job today.  There are 435 U.S. Congressional Representatives and 100 Senators who are de
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Political Headwinds Around The World

The victories of the Socialist candidate (Hollande) in France, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate (Morsi) in Egypt, the PRI candidate (Neito) in Mexico signal global exhaustion after a decade of transnational economic decline and an international focus on fighting terrorism.  People are
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Yankin’ Your Chain

Please, everyone stop with the game set in place by Rush Limbaugh.  As an old friend of mine used to say, “He’s yankin’ your chain“.  But it is more than that, Limbaugh is manipulating; and doing a fine job at that. Limbaugh need not be given the platform to &#
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Enemies or Competitors?

During the Chinese Vice-President’s visit to the United States the bi-lateral relationship did not appear to be fractured or at risk of flaring in to open conflict.  In fact, it did appear that Vice-President Xi had established a warm and genuine relationship with his counterpar
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Perspective

Perspective… Sometimes it is all about perspective.  The CNN photo blog highlighted people in Hong Kong who live in cages. The cage is their home and the opportunities to change that address are non-existent. http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/08/hong-kongs-poor-living-in-ca
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Democracy, Culture, and Capitalism

Let’s be clear.  Democracy is a governing system, the form of which in the United States has supported free expression in the market and business sectors. The United States had the great advantage of timing…as a new nation in the latter part of the 18th century it formed a
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Barbershop democracy

Haircut any one?   Step in to the Washington D. C. barbershop and get a buzz cut that will leave you wanting to wear a hat on your head for the foreseeable future.  (Sorry, but that is a really bad haircut!) There is no deal from the so-called “Super Committee” and the dea
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Could it be US? (U.S.)

The politicking and intrigue within the EU as the Greek debt crisis continues, bears more resemble to a roller coaster ride than a effort at problem-solving serves as a good object lesson for those of us in the U.S.  As the presidential gamesmanship continues in the U.S. it remains th
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Really Mr. President?

Really Mr. President? The U.S. stock market has exhibited a downward spiral that sent Americans and others around the world in to a state of uncertainty about the future and fear about the present.  The debt ceiling deal did not calm the markets and the reality of globalization rang &
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