Monthly Archives: August 2012

Beware of Unseen Political Forces

Tyrannical forces are hard at work behind the scenes to grab power and sway from November’s elections. We get glimpses of these forces from big money activities – huge contributions to super PACs, massive media buys financed by so-called independent … Continue reading

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Win-Win Thinking Rare, Getting Rarer

Fate loves irony. When else would the champion of “Think Win-Win” die but during these frenzied, over-bearing win-lose times? Insistent optimist Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” passed away last month. His provocative fourth habit, … Continue reading

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Lignite Plant Target of Shortsighted Politics

Shortsighted politics is bad for business. Those states desiring economic prosperity restrain shortsightedness and leverage long-term business investment. They pragmatically gauge regulation against opportunity, taxation against job creation, and liability against competitiveness. The original Blueprint Mississippi (2003) made improving Mississippi’s … Continue reading

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Politics Losing Good ‘Ol Common Sense

Tom Paine wrote “Common Sense” in 1776, his entreaty to the common sense of colonists to support independence. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote “Democracy in America,” volume one, in 1835, hailing Americans’ “strength and common sense.” President Dwight Eisenhower campaigning against … Continue reading

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