Twelve consumer product businesses to avoid

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These twelve companies sell to consumers; meaning there is usually a consumer market choice to be made. They made the list either for supporting the current national political regime or for unrelenting damage to the environment. I won’t buy from any of them and I hope that you don’t either. Home Depot Chick-fil-A Anheuser-Busch CVS […]

Rest in power @1pissedPolack

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Leadership, Off-Topic, Social Media, Values, Writing

Amy Jean Wojtaszek, age 44, of Aberdeen, Maryland died this past weekend. I knew her only on Twitter as @1pissedPolack where she was a powerful activist with over 44,000 followers. I was just one of them, often amazed by her world view. But I actually cried when I read a eulogy that said “rest in […]

Reframing the language of leadership: words that matter

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Words supported by action matter more in leadership than anything else. Economics, money, tax policy and other topics often visited in this blog pale to the importance of the credible and meaningful words in our leadership conversations. We now face a critical choice defined by the words we choose to use in that public conversation. […]

Forecasts are not political opinions or endorsements

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Financial Planning, Leadership

A financial planner’s success in fields like taxes, healthcare planning and investments revolves around the ability to make accurate forecasts about future events. The ability to identify and analyze trends is the key to profitability. Success in forecasting is required if the expected result is to exceed industry average performance. I find that accurate forecasting […]

In support of NJ Senate Bill 2293 “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act”

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Leadership, New Jersey, News and Politics, Parenting, Taxes

I read two social media editorials by taxpayers encouraging voters to vote against Senate Bill 2293 known as the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act“. This blog post is an editorial in support of the bill. My argument is broken down into a brief listing of the facts followed by four points of personal opinion. […]

Seven things you can do to help disarm the U.S.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Leadership, News and Politics, Security

The world is changing at an increasing rate. This is called the “age of accelerations”. Unfortunately our government, our laws, and public attitude is not keeping pace with this rapid pace of change in a way that allows up to effectively process and deal with change1. The gun issue is a high profile, life-and-death example […]

2nd amendment repeal: political mission impossible

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Leadership, News and Politics, Pennsylvania

1) The US Constitution did not intend to protect the rights of mentally deranged individuals to own modern weapons with massive firepower. 2) The only possible way to effectively address gun violence is to repeal the second amendment. Anything else is a band-aid. 3) I have been a NRA member and gun owner but now […]