Weekly Tip 14: Time to “Hammer” Socialism…Again? December 7, 2018

The ink is still drying on pundit assessments about the 2018 midterms.  College-educated suburban women especially, are abandoning the Republican Party.  To illustrate, Democrats now control all four House seats in California’s previously conservative Orange County.  So one wonders.  With monumental Republican losses in the suburbs, what comes next for the Party of Lincoln? Will […]

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Weekly Tip 12: Gulliver Bound by Tribalism November 23, 2018

America is stuck.  We’re tied down by partisan ideology. Our situation is not unlike Gulliver.  We’ve become like the giant, fallen asleep and then awakened by mini-people dancing on our collective selves, making outrageous demands. The strings controlling Gulliver are not unlike the strings of tribal partisanship.  While the pragmatic majority slumbers, America’s forward path […]

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Weekly Tip 10: Let’s Stop Gaming America!

Donald Trump, gamer extraordinaire, uses fear, resentment, even hatred to stoke his political base.  Exaggerations and lies are prolific.  In the seven weeks before midterm elections, Trump made 30 false or misleading claims per day, observes the Washington Post. Although unique, President Trump is far from alone.  Fraudulent political strategy mimics fraudulent business strategy, well […]

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09 Stop the Gaming of America!

Ever been gamed?  How does it feel? Have you been in the complex muddle of an airline ticket purchase online?  You’re about to press the “buy” button for the flight you need, then suddenly and without warning, the computer playing against you raises the price $100?  Or how about waiting patiently in line for a […]

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Weekly Tip 08: The Gaming of America

Americans are being gamed.  We are gaming one another.  Hyper-partisanship will not stop, cannot be ended unless gaming ends. MBA’s are trained to game.  There are win-win games in which participants collaborate to expand payouts available to all players.  American politics has become something quite different from a game of win-win, however.  Our entrenched tribalism […]

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Weekly Tip 07: Americans: Let’s Get Our Mojo Back

America needs to get its MOJO back. It needs to get its plow horse, too-long sidelined as a hobby horse, back into the field. Quite simply, this is the only viable route to making American capitalism great again. Forget high finance, computerized stock trading, casinos, high profile luxury hotel deals, and the like. You know: The sorts […]

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Weekly Tip 05: We Are Not the Resistance, October 1, 2018

According to New York Times opinion writer Michelle Alexander, a new nation is struggling to be birthed. We are not the resistance to this birthing, she says.  Instead, we are the new-nation-movement itself. It is Donald Trump and his minions, Alexander claims, who are the resistance; the ones pushing back; the ones blocking the pathway […]

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