Tag Archives: Business

Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Another week having somehow escaped us, the accumulated bits snared for you are: Chicago  Seven shot dead; twenty-nine wounded. One death was a 16 year old honor student, a black girl who didn’t fit the stereotype. Now of course, she … Continue reading

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How ‘Government Service’ Becomes An Oxymoron … (Uber And Lyft, Drowning)

We are confused sometimes by government directives. We have become used to freeways with special privilege carpool lanes for instance, promoting using less gas. We got that, sitting there in our bumper-to-bumper crawl lanes watching two or three cars whiz … Continue reading

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The Next Big Investment Opportunity? Legalized Drugs!

From 1920 until 1933, alcoholic beverages were outlawed in the United States during what was then called: “Prohibition” and would today be called the: “War on Booze.” Those thirteen years created, since no one stopped drinking, an illegal industry plus … Continue reading

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Quacking Networks And Dynastic Ducks Doing Business Together

Talking heads seem excited over something called: “Duck Dynasty.” Apparently, the duckiest dynast, one Phil Robertson (who appears to need to stand closer to his razor) has (gasp!) expressed fundamentalist Christian views–bad enough– concerning homosexuality, putting him beyond the pale. … Continue reading

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How Figure Skating Lost Its Way…

Figure skating was a gentleman’s pastime of drawing diagrams on the ice with skates when American ballet dancer Jackson Haines started performing his art on skates. His creation was called: “free skating” and added to the sport so as competition … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Mary Lou’s Coffee Use Waitresses Like Hooters’ and Starbucks’?

Here’s a challenge for the thoughtful whether liberal or conservative, seems to me. Marylou’s Coffee is a local (Boston, suburbs and Connecticut) little challenger to mighty Starbucks that has been doing so well it has continued growing. That may be what … Continue reading

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When ‘Fascism’ Has a Small f…

There’s a historical model wherein the government controls the economy by telling the corporate producers what to do; the Italians called their version, Fascism. Today, the Obamafolk take over banks, insurers, automakers and others and they also tell folk such … Continue reading

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