2018 New Years’ Resolutions

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Resolutions are not goals, wishes or plans. They are, as the name implies, issues that have been resolved as of this time , thereby implying some prior period of lack of resolution. This is the case with my resolutions. RESOLVED: I will focus my support on increasing support for decency through law firms, nonprofit organizations […]

Pre-planning goals for 2018

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These questions come from Inc. at https://www.inc.com/robin-camarote/31-questions-to-ask-yourself-before-setting-next-years-goals.html in an article titled “31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Next Year’s Goals“. Inc. says “Asking ourselves reflective questions can jump-start our learning. When we’re more aware of our interests and desires, we can create goals that align with what we want — not what we think we’re […]

Reviewing my Vision Statement for 2017

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At the beginning of each month and year I write out a “Vision for ___”. I normally don’t make these public but a business adviser challenged m to review this with an accountability partner. I don’t have an accountability partner so I summarized the work here. (I’m sure that a new accountability partner should be […]

Respect for law / December 12, 2017

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“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – this excerpt from Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham jail […]

Two theories of government

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“There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up through every class […]

Just say NO to tax reform that increases public debt

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What they told you: “The average family will save $1,182 a year under our Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” What they didn’t tell you: The cost of the massive public debt incurred by giving away almost $2 Trillion to the top 1% will hurt you far more than the measly $1,182 tax savings. The wealthy pay […]

A note on populism and civility

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For more than 30 years I’ve been an active consumer advocate for health care reform. My message has been the same over the years. We are on an unsustainable path that is increasingly hurting ordinary Americans. The solutions are available but we lack the leadership to implement them. Over my career I’ve helped more than […]