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My educational background includes a Ph.D. in Organizational Studies, an M.A in Statistics and a B.S. in Mathematics/Education. My experience in business and industry is as extensive as it is diverse, having held positions across the full range of functional areas from research and development to advertising and consulting.
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America, We Have A Problem!
America's problem goes far deeper than what some are advocating as a way to eliminate a pattern of 63 mass murders over the past 30 years. We in the U. S. seem unwilling or perhaps unable to transform our society from one represented by gun violence, poverty, diminished social mobility and a widening inequality to one more representative of the values we espouse.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Markets Are for Me
The belief that markets are both efficient and effective in delivering anything seems to be accepted without question. Accordingly, we have elected officials trying to figure out how to make markets work. Unfortunately, when people try as they might to make markets work, it becomes a losing proposition for society. What is not understood is why markets are not appropriate everywhere.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Parasite Or Partner
Productivity gains have largely benefited a select few. Clearly the further away from the top the further away are the benefits. Many of society's corporations receive support and advantage extracting from society whatever they can for self-serving purposes without providing a commensurate return. This is the mark of a parasite.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012(3 comments)
Believing that we are each free independent individuals is alluring to the ego but it is destructive to society and thus necessarily to our very existence. Responsible people transcend self-interest and therefore are not selfish and short sighted. Responsible people do not act in a way that diminishes the prospects for the continued quality of life of all individuals, now and in the future.
Saturday, February 25, 2012(1 comments)
Mindset Not Market Failure
The growing disconnect between U.S. Corporations and U.S. Economy is not so much about a failing market as it is about a system of orientation, a mindset destined to fail. That is, what we believe about ourselves and the purpose of business are at the root of what we are now experiencing.
Sunday, December 18, 2011(1 comments)
A Wake Up Call
We must awaken to acknowledge and understand that until the root of the many symptoms we are experiencing (income inequality, special interest run system of government, a dysfunctional political system etc) is addressed nothing will fundamentally change.
Sunday, September 18, 2011(1 comments)
Striving to Become the Greatest
The pathway is ours to choose. If we continue with the one we are on, then we could become the most technologically advanced third-world wage provider.
Sunday, August 28, 2011(2 comments)
The Medicine Show
Politicians and special interest groups are the barkers and backers of today's medicine show industry rolling into town after town selling their cure-all elixir. What sustains this industry is our cooperation.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The debate of whether to privatize the services society provides to its citizens is inextricably connected to: (a) what we believe about our selves; and correspondingly (b) how we should bring order to life in society
Saturday, June 18, 2011(3 comments)
Total Ecology Economics
Because economic theory and practice touches much of life in society, its practice has far-reaching implications. Therefore we need an economics with the intent to support human progress not merely material growth. One that recognizes that every person survives by exchanging goods, but each truly lives by engaging in activities and interacting with others in a way that contributes to his/her development as a human being.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
A Viable Society Requires A Viable Citizenry
The viability of a society depends on the viability of all its citizens, not just a select few. Continuing to support and cooperate with a system that is designed to sustain inequality is tantamount to committing suicide. But there is an alternative.
Monday, May 16, 2011(4 comments)
When corporations are allowed to exercise disproportionate influence over society in pursuit of self-serving material gain, then those at the top of the corporate hierarchy become the overlords of society.
Saturday, April 23, 2011(1 comments)
Is This the Way We Want to Roll?
The way we roll has created the difficulties we face and will continue to face as long as we stay attached to our self-serving concerns and reactive way of being-in-the-world. It is hopeless, and frankly a bit foolish, to think that we can change our life experiences and the direction of the history of our very existence without changing our (individual and collective) minds about what it means to be human.
Monday, April 4, 2011(2 comments)
To Create Jobs Pursue Quality
Changing the business of business, where the focus is on quality and not profit maximization is the more sustainable approach to job creation.
Friday, February 25, 2011(2 comments)
A perspective on how the economic system has compromised the practice of democracy limiting opportunity to the mechanism of markets