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MLK’s Dream

The 2008 general election forged new ground in U.S. politics.  However, it did not fulfill Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream that his children would “one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  Although the election of Barack Obama showed that at least in Read More


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Chainsaw Management

Too many employees in too many companies are quivering in their cubicles or at their workstations, waiting to face the HR hangman.  This is partly the result of slumping auto and home sales, but it is more the result of poor management.  Large corporations are no longer run by entrepreneurs.  They are run by bean-counting nebbishes who only have one Read More


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Money (That’s What I Want)

As the stock market gyrates wildly, the question of where the money goes when the market drops begs for an answer like a poorly disciplined puppy when dinner is served. The figure that was mentioned in news broadcasts when the market dropped 777 points in a day was a trillion dollars.   If a trillion dollars went out of the Read More


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Only 900-Day Wait for Social Security

In May 2007, Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue announced plans to reduce the backlog of hearing requests. When he made that announcement there were 63,000 disabled individuals who had been waiting for over 1,000 days to get benefits. A further 138,000 had been waiting for over 900 days. That is over 200,000 individuals who had been living on air, Read More