One drawback to leading from behind is that it leaves copious leadership space out in front for others to occupy and define as they choose. H. M. Stuart Alexandria
Category Archive for 'Private'
John O’Sullivan provides a phenomenology of the evolving opinion, independent of what one might think of either President Obama or same sex marriage, separately or in political congress: Do other people find this notion of an “evolving” opinion as fascinating as I do? This is not a simple matter of someone changing his mind. We [...]
Fresh this morning from NPR’s Story Corps, the audio version of which will henceforth be archived in the Library of Congress: A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together
I will confess to you right now that I am not at all engaged enough in what are called the “culture wars”* to do the heavy tail lifting and peering required to fully understand all of the no doubt nuanced issues covered in the post from which I am blockquoting below, but suffice it to [...]
I offer no warranty as to the value of this blog post I am linking to except to say that I found the following several paragraphs intriguing on their faces and their juxtaposition as well. Its author is a well-known left-leaning Texas social crusader who has tilted equally against the white wealthy Dallas upper class [...]
Well FINALLY, there’s literally “NOTHING to see here,” any more, certainly not after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s early morning raid on Zucotti Park ousted the remnants of the OWS protests, arresting 200 in the process. (SEE: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_raiders_roust_rabble_Dp5jSkaFLwGXYElqsxsWjO) Mayor Bloomberg has said that protesters can return to the park after it’s cleaned but no [...]
Recently, the CIA World Fact Book noted that, “Zambia’s economy has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth in 2005-10 about 6% per year. Privatization of government-owned copper mines in the 1990s relieved the government from covering mammoth losses generated by the industry and greatly increased copper mining output and profitability to [...]
I have an awesome Giveaway for you Plonkers from EdenFantasys Its a $30 gift card voucher and all you have to do is go to EdenFantasys website and tell me what you’d buy with your winnings. Entry Rules: You can enter as many times as you want with one of the following: Leave a comment on A [...]
Back in November of 2007 MagLaw reported, “A federal lawsuit alleging a broad array of different common-law liability theories has recently been brought against ratings agencies in connection with a collapsed “structured investment vehicle” that had issued billions of dollars of securities with investment-grade ratings.” SEE: http://www.maglaw.com/publications/data/00144/_res/id=sa_File1/07011070002Morvillo.pdf That was in response to the Ratings [...]
There’s a huge argument over income and taxation that’s been going on for a very long time. The problem is, as we ALL know (yes, even journalists and commentators know this), income is NOT the same as compensation, nor should they be. While ALL income is compensation, NOT all compensation is income.
Private Charities are indeed awesome! They are grand in their scope and generally better run than most public sector programs. Most, whether Catholic, Jewish or Protestant DON’T require those they serve to members of any specific faith. Catholic Charities, as one example, runs one the most extensive Aids care programs in the USA. [...]
Karl Smith has a couple of great posts up looking at our loss of manufacturing jobs. He also gives us our chart of the day. From the article…… From December of 2007 to December of 2009, the U.S. economy lost about 2.2 million manufacturing jobs. That’s over a quarter of the total job loss [...]
The US State Department has been developing mobile phone technologies designed to support pro-democracy activists: A “panic button” that erases mobile phone address books and sends emergency alerts is being developed in the US, which would be of help to pro-democracy campaigners. The special application can be activated if the smartphone is confiscated by security [...]
This is not the first time the Family Wired has been broke. The most stellar episode was back in the 1970s. In many ways, it wasn’t that different from now. Our income was roughly two times our housing cost, but low enough to occasionally qualify us for food stamps. The differences mostly had to do [...]
I want him, his body, his hands, his cock, his mind, his strength, his control…
We need to accept reality – we don’t have a free market economy in America. We haven’t had one since 1912, when J. P. Morgan and Bernard Baruch helped usher in the modern Corporatist economy to America. The reason it’s so important that we accept this is because too many people erroneously believe that [...]
Andy Kessler, a former Hedge Fund manager with a new book called “Eat People And Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs,” has a piece in today’s (Thursday, February 17th, 2011) Wall Street Journal that does an excellent job of assessing today’s changing job market. He begins by noting that we are in the midst of [...]
Ever notice how things happen in groups? This week I had a significant number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. All of them had significant cognitive deficits. Their memories were poor. They had trouble concentrating and answering questions. Some were emotionally labile. What was nice this week, was that they all had caring family members with [...]
In a fascinating legal decision that may have repercussions for how government employs large databases to measure performance, a New York state court ruled that “the New York City Education Department must include teachers’ names in the performance-data reports it provides to news outlets to fulfill open-records requests.” Will this decision have a chilling effect [...]
Let’s talk a little more about anonymity.
There’s No Such Thing as Conservative or Liberal Economic Principles Other than the IBD and the WSJ I don’t read, watch or listen to much of any of the rest of the American media. I admit that used to and when I did I especially liked reading the likes of Earl Caldwell (of the [...]
Friend Franklin Evans (if I may borrow a Quaker style of address, to respond to an announced pagan in a contentious forum where silence is rare to nonexistent) offered a perspective from work in the orbit of legal professions that”current law is quite exactly the sole province of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary.” That [...]