Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Clayton Christensen: The Survivor

Superbly written and inspiring article at Forbes about the health challenges faced by highly regarded author and Harvard professor Clayton Christensen. Christensen’s influential book, The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, is a must read for every business person, as it captures and explains the essence of the process of innovation, […]

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Amazing Coincidence?

Or simply a reflection of endemic institutional fraud throughout America? The three articles referenced below appeared in My Google Reader inbox today, prompting these thoughts. First, we have the AJC reporting that Fulton County has inflated housing values for tax collection. “Morris filed suit against the Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors, alleging the county […]

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McChrystal Legacy – a case study for war college?

Stanley McChrystal is a liberal who voted for Obama and banned Fox News from his HQ TV. Which may at least partly explain how he became the first U.S. general to be lost in combat while giving an interview to Rolling Stone: They’ll be studying that one in war colleges around the world for decades. […]

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Dems Eat Their Own?

The Democrats are considering a parliamentary maneuver to brazenly and arrogantly avoid the “up or down vote” that Obama has demanded for Obamacare.  Should they decide to  do so, they will “slaughter” and “eat their own”, as the Wall Street Journal says more eloquently below, all for the sake of power.  Move over Jim Jones, let Harry and Nancy take over…and start passing out […]

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Why Government Needs Downsizing – Example #1 (many more expected!)

With nonsense like this going on, it won’t be long before even liberals begin demanding the downsizing of government – that’s the only effective way to limit it’s intrusion into our lives. Troopers raid popular bars for unlicensed beers | Philadelphia Daily News | 03/08/2010 IT WAS ELIOT NESS and the Untouchables, as played by […]

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Source of Healthcare Price Increases

This chart illustrates the decline in personal responsibility for healthcare costs over the last 50 years.  Now I have to find the best source for healthcare cost increases over the same time period, but I would guess the correlation between these two factors will be quite high.  It’s what always happens when people can use […]

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Taking the National Debt Seriously – WSJ.com

From yesterday’s WSJ Opinions, Lawrence Kadish discusses the utter folly of creating more government obligations. It is the interest on the national debt that makes our future unstable. The exploding size of that burden suggests that, short of devaluing the dollar and taking a large bite out of the middle class through inflation and taxation, […]

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China’s leaders MUST create 24 million new jobs EVERY YEAR vs. Obama “expects” US jobless rate (15 million in August) to persist for years.

Newt Gingrich observes the pressure on Chinese leadership to create jobs while discussing his recent trip to China. The economic pressure the Chinese dictatorship feels to continue creating jobs can be captured by the fact that they need 24 million new jobs this next year just to break even. Their fear is that without jobs […]

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