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Eight Real Solutions To Our Debt Dilemma

The bottom line for most people, whatever the talk of the national economy and unemployment rates, is what our personal debt level is. Our personal debt greatly and negatively impacts our ability to live consciously and age wisely. Debt is a form of servitude that is hard to escape from. So here we examine eight practical and achievable steps we can all take starting today to reduce our personal debt and regain our freedom. Continue reading

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Old Math, New Math, Washington Math…2+2 Should Still = 4

Too many countries, including our own, appear “to have made financial commitments that are significantly greater than their fiscal capacities.” I stress the word ‘appear’ because although anyone who has ever done a budget understands that when expenditures exceed income debt results, no one knows – at least from the perspective of the well being of the planet and of the species that reside here – whether debt and what amount of it is a good or bad thing. As we examine the issues we need to consciously decide what kind of nation we want America to be so that we can then decide how to make this re-envisioned nation a reality. Continue reading

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Taming The 800 Pound HealthCare Gorilla

Healthcare costs are going through the roof – even with a new healthcare bill. No one disputes it nor are any of us immune to the long-term implications of this trend. It spells increasing challenges for every business, and for every individual. Indeed, we have painted ourselves into a corner, to the point where we are rapidly going to have to rethink the entire system – a system that is less reactive and more preventative. Continue reading

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Keynes vs Friedman (Part Two), How This Economic Debate Is Currently Impacting Europe & Will Soon Impact The U.S.

In this ‘monkey see, monkey do” world of ours, the heated argument between proponents of the Keynesian and Friedman economic schools that has been going on for decades may have been settled (at least for the foreseeable future) as one European country after another seem, like dominos, to be abandoning government stimulus efforts in favor of major budgetary cutbacks and betting the farm that the free market will right the ship. Continue reading

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The Coming Demographic Revolution

We are on the edge of one of the greatest social, cultural, economic and demographic revolutions in history. Over the course of the next few decades a significant percentage of the U.S. population as much as 50% of the world population will be over 50 years of age. This demographic tsunami will require us to redefine our personal values, consider new and different priorities, learn new skills, experiment with better use of our available resources and, above all, learn to live more consciously and age more wisely. We explore how. Continue reading

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Business By Numbers – Leadership Strategies That Don’t Add Up

The truth is no matter how great the challenges, no matter how difficult the times, our myopic focus on leading by the numbers still does not lead to a healthy economy, truly successful companies or to your ability to create long term career success. Numbers do not give us an accurate reading of many of the essential factors that determine an organization’s long success. We take a look at some factors organizations should be taking into account. Continue reading

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Keynes vs. Friedman – The Economic Wrestling Match That Will Determine Our Future

First in a series looking at whether the economic theories of Keynes or Friedman, or perhaps even a new third course, will provide the solutions which will help our country and the world community as a whole to find its way out of the current world economic crisis. Whether we will languish in a period of slow to no growth or even worse, experience a period of deepening economic downturn as a result of these choices is clearly a very important topic, one that should not be avoided because our academics and politicians seem inclined to present it in language that is unnecessarily complex and even confusing. Our aim is to start a conversation by which we can clarify the arguments and the consequences from which we all must chose. Continue reading

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The Day of The Wolf – On The Politics of Engagement

In this stimulating article on the political environment in America today, George Cappannelli encourages us to remember Thomas Jefferson’s warning – “Once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors shall all become wolves.” Continue reading

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