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Expert witness in nearly all areas of business: finance, marketing, management, compensation, ethics...Author of 11 books on money and commerce
Interests: Licensed Pilot Single Engine Sailor Skier Welder Chinese Martial Arts student Motorcycles
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I may be paranoid but I am simply pointing out that the U.N hates Jews. Do you question that?
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This sounds authentic to me, not reconstructed.
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It would be a waste of breathe to say that the United Nations is a disgraceful organization. The amount of Jew hate alone disqualifies the organization as having even one iota of decency. There is one UN operational organization that builds schools and clean water sources in war torn areas. Possibly that is a positive for the UN. Most of... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Pro Commerce
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I have trouble remembering anything before age three. I am especially dubious about others claims to remember further back. Of course the existence of photos, videos and films makes earlier memories possible, but I doubt the personal recovered nature of those memories. There is a reason I think this age is particularly relevant and important. I don’t think we can... Continue reading
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Back in the early 1980’s I received a beautiful lapel button in the mail. The envelop was from the National Academy of Science. It looked like the Diet pin in the middle of this image. The outer ring was silk. I was honored. The envelope had no letter or information. Since it was clearly addressed to me, I assumed it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pro Commerce
I haven't moved on. Africa, and the whole tribal world are of interest to me. I've been deep into the heart of Africa and never seen a sign of modern commerce: no individualism, no meritocracy, no diversity and limited interest in technology. Plenty of interest in markets.
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Many of my friends and a few acquaintances know that I am given credit for the origins of Burning Man by the founders. The subject comes up now that Burning Man is happening and the owners are doing TV interviews with an imaginary ‘origins story’. I have written about the origins many times. Here is one blog I did. After... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pro Commerce
How have I answered my own question? Yes the Briarpatch grew in the cracks like a weed, but the hippies had the most evolved sense of personal empowerment and desire to change the world one can imagine. A pure development of modern commerce. American expansion in the West and a rebel cause of cooperative self righteousness.
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I don't see cell phones as doing anything but increasing tribalism over longer distances.
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My daughter was just in East Africa for some medical research work she is doing. She described the three ‘cities’ she visited in Kenya and Tanzania. I know West Africa, but have never been to the East. I loved many of the places I visited, urban and rural in Senegal and Mali. She saw poverty, illness and urban filth. I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pro Commerce
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In dealing with my question about the fragility of modern commerce and whether it can survive the continued onslaught of Lefty anti-commerce hatred, I have had to look at a bronze astronomical computer from the period of roughly 2,300 years ago in the era of Greek civilization. The computer is named for the sunken ship it was found in: the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pro Commerce
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I seem to take online censorship pretty hard. On Facebook I have found five personal friends censored and five prominent writers whom I trust have been censored and two have been banned. I have been censored for one Facebook item and kicked off a neighborhood commercial daily news group. Both times for pointing out that blacks create 5-6 times as... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pro Commerce
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The title of this blog says it all. I love watching parcour, people running, jumping and bouncing off of everything. That is what I did as a kid. I did it well into my 20's. Now kids have ultra play safety in a bubble around them. The playgrounds are rubber and netting. I’ve watched kids find whatever part of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pro Commerce
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My readers know this is a question at the top of my mind these days. I’ve seen that an anti-commerce political party (Democrats) can bring economic growth to a complete halt in the U.S. So I worry whether a continuation of Democrat power can permanently destroy this fragile world of modern commerce that seems to have only thrived in my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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Ann M. has asked me to write about why economics is so wrong. She was particularly incensed by how wrong economic academics were in failing to see the disaster that is Obamacare. My perspective is different. My focus is business. Which presumably has some connection to economics. I spent two years in economics graduate school before realizing that economics didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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We have had virtually no economic growth in America for eight years. Why? I think the answer is simple: connect the dots. we have dramatically increased poverty and the number of people who are non-productive parasites. That occurs because of all the women who have children without being married to a father. There are now 18 million kids under 18... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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We have had virtually no economic growth in America for eight years. Why? I think the answer is simple: connect the dots. we have dramatically increased poverty and the number of people who are non-productive parasites. That occurs because of all the women who have children without being married to a father. There are now 18 million kids under 18... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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The hot new theme among city planners and traffic engineers are bumps in the roads and streets that say “Slow Bump’. The erroneous euphemism that describes these auto hazards is ‘traffic calming’. That is terribly wrong. If I am human and similar to other humans in autos, these bumps are ‘asphalt inflammatories’. I get furious because I am trying to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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We have screwed ourselves. There is a classic economic model called Lerner Real Interest. The idea is that interest rate actually measures the needed return on an investment. Market wide, all investments can be compared to each other based on the interest rate of return and for the society as a whole the level of interest determines where investment flows.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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SETI is the extravagant science project to search the heavens for signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Imagine the arrogance of a human being able to say that there are not and never will be signals from ‘intelligent life’. I am that arrogant that I can say for certain there are not now and never will be another... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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I recently went to the Reagan Library which is only an hour out of West LA. I saw the Library from the point of view of a museologist, which is how I look at most museums. The Reagan Library is superb from this point of view. Each room is dedicated to a single subject and the visuals and objects are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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Those of you who listen to Rush Limbaugh have heard him say half facetiously that his ‘talent is on loan from God’. I actually concur with Rush and have led my adult life that way. I know I have an extraordinary ability to help people run their business better… much better. Since I consider this talent a ‘gift’ I feel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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I am an expert witness on executive compensation. I usually testify on the need to relate the executive’s performance to the company performance. I also point out that indefensible compensation results in poor top management relations and costly mistakes. What I forget sometimes is why the U.S. has such high executive compensation compared to other countries. The reason is straightforward.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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You may know of the Social Venture Network. It is people in the grant making world and entrepreneurs who are joined together around the idea of socially responsible business. SVN, as it is known, grew out of a group called the Doughnuts. The Doughnuts were started by Josh Mailman a trust fund heir. I just wanted to record for history... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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My son has written a book, a wonderful book. I can recommend it to everyone who is in the world of martial arts and Chinese studies. It is about the likely origins of Chinese Martial Arts. He has been teaching all the major Chinese martial arts for over 25 years and now teaches all over the world from Chicago to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Pro Commerce