Monthly Archives: October 2011

BUILDING THE DROPOUT ECONOMY

Go to school, get good grades, get a good college education, find a nice job with benefits and get the gold watch. We’ve all heard that mantra but let’s be real: College is not the launching pad it once was … Continue reading

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Tariffs For Jobs?

  A Television program tried an experiment a year or two ago. The experiment was to remove all foreign products from a couples’ home to see how many items were made domestically vs. those made in foreign countries.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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Do What You Love or What Pays The Bills?

  We’ve all heard it throughout our lives, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Not so fast, Kemo Sabe. That advice sounds nice but following it could easily land you in the poor house. “You’ve got to … Continue reading

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OCCUPY WALL STREET, MAIN STREET and the BACK ALLEY

  The most consistent criticism that I have heard regarding the recent “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations has been, “What do these protesters want?” or “What is their message?” I think this guy has an idea. That might be a tad … Continue reading

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FOOTLOOSE? REALLY?

   The bean counters have officially taken over Hollywood. Truth be told, they took it over some time ago.   The era of the remakes is in full effect and it’s killing an industry.    It’s no coincidence that at … Continue reading

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Mommy, Where Do Jobs Come From?

  Let’s say that you and I are both farmers. I grow apples and you grow oranges.  I decide that I’d like some oranges and you’ve just about had your fill of oranges and would like a few apples. So … Continue reading

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