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Businesses Don’t Build It On Their Own

A while back, Elizabeth Warren gave a speech and talked about how entrepreneurs do get help from the community around them, and about the need to “pay it forward”. And recently, Barack Obama spoke about how businesses didn’t just do … Continue reading

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You Are Expensive, Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Parents will spend thousand of hours of effort and love and sweat and tears… and spend from $100,000 to $200,000, to shelter, clothe, feed, and raise a child to age 18. School districts will spend a about $120,000 (an average … Continue reading

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If I Were An Uncaring Bastard Of An Entrepreneur Or CEO

I am not an entrepreneur or CEO. But if I were a cynical, uncaring bastard of an entrepreneur or CEO today in the United States, I would do the following… Labor Cost Reduction Strategies 1. Get college-educated, unpaid interns to … Continue reading

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A Labor Day Thought: Save Your Labor

Carry Water Or Build A System You can carry water from a river every day into your house. But you probably don’t want to do that every day for the rest of your life, right? Besides, what if you want … Continue reading

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A Wakeup Call In Preparedness

As I write this, Hurricane Irene is battering the Mid-Atlantic states. It’s projected to move over the New England states as well. Mayor Bloomberg has already called for evacuation of Lower Manhattan and outlying islands. Are You Prepared For A … Continue reading

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Debt Robs Our Children Of Their Future

A while back, I had read stories of the real estate housing bubble in Japan that crashed in the mid-1990s. Prices were so high that, for a brief while some families were signing up for two- or three-generation mortgages. These … Continue reading

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The Insane Debt Ceiling Debate

Stupid Decisions Suppose you had a friend who took a major voluntary 10% pay cut several years ago, AND also at the same time decided to start living it up, putting major purchases (everything from expensive wild game hunting vacations … Continue reading

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Six Ways Employers Abuse Workers In This Economy

Here are some ways that employers abuse the current economic situation when it comes to hiring or treating employees: 1. Interviewed Without Intent To Hire Some companies with frozen headcounts may advertise open positions so they can always have freshly … Continue reading

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Five Reasons The Job Situation is Getting Worse

I believe there are at least five very structural reasons with America’s job market that will not be fixed anytime soon. If ever. The structural problems are: technology, outsourcing, credit busts, “insourcing”, and labor oversupply/mismatch. 1. Technology There is nothing … Continue reading

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A National Shame: Nearly One Third Of High School Students Drop Out

Studies show that anywhere from a quarter to a third of American high school students will drop out before receiving their diploma. While numbers have improved somewhat in the last several years, the drop-out rate is still unacceptably low. According … Continue reading

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