Category Archives: Business

Economic Uncertainty

It seems to me…. “A perfect storm is in the making: financial uncertainty, economic downturn, government cuts, rising unemployment and a future that looks less clear the more we try to fathom it.” ~ Jonathan Sacks[1]. Market volatility has recently … Continue reading

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The Changing Nature Of Retail

It seems to me…. “Distributers don’t need massive amounts of square feet to stock digital products. Retailers don’t need brick-and-mortar stores to sell them. The entire supply chain for these select items has been permanently dematerialized. The marketplace has been … Continue reading

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Admit Migrants; Deport Conservatives

It seems to me…. “As legal residents, immigrants would contribute more in taxes, spend more at our businesses, start companies of their own and create more jobs. Immigration is not a problem for us to solve but an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Past

It seems to me…. “The heart of the 2008 financial crisis was a coterie of reckless financial executives, working for too-big-to-fail financial companies, who were handsomely compensated for taking risks that almost ruined the economy when they failed.” ~ Gary … Continue reading

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The Cloud, Big Data, And Employment

It seems to me…. “Big Data is just that – big. But, it’s a term that is largely misunderstood and difficult to explain.” ~ Rick Smolan[1]. Computing is a powerful general-purpose technology responsible for creative/destructive transformations in production organization, product … Continue reading

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Automation and Human Labor

It seems to me…. “I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say, ‘You can’t. People won’t have anything to do.’ But we found things that were a lot … Continue reading

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The Need For Economic Reform

It seems to me…. “There is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone. This would nevertheless require a courageous change of attitude on the part of political … Continue reading

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