Monthly Archives: March 2015

Running With The Bulls

It seems to me…. “Bull Market: A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius.” ~ Anonymous. Stock market investors always attempt to outguess market activity. While minor fluctuations are fully anticipated, failure to react … Continue reading

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Information Technology and Employment

It seems to me… “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” ~ Alvin Toffler. Both politicians and economists lament the decline of the middle-class in the U.S. and suggest various alternatives to reverse that … Continue reading

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Education and Testing

It seems to me…. “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” ~ John Cotton Dana. The U.S. system of education and training is inadequate in the new global environment. Technology by itself is not the panacea to educational … Continue reading

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Publishing Problems

It seems to me…. “If you’re going to publish a book, you probably are going to make a fool of yourself.” ~ Annie Dillard. All of us cast our comments out into the empyreal void unsure if anyone will even … Continue reading

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Education: The Cost and the Rewards

It seems to me… “It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition.” ~ James E. Rogers. Completing a college degree has become increasingly important and that importance will … Continue reading

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