Monthly Archives: February 2012

Regarding Our Attachments

A false sense of security is the only kind there is —Unknown It wouldn’t be so bad for him if things weren’t so good. His business, on the ropes eighteen months ago, has recovered and then some. He is fully staffed again and the work … Continue reading

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On the American Project

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A large part of the problem consists of nothing more complicated than our unwillingness to say out loud what we believe –Charles Murray Charles Murray’s goal in his new book, Coming Apart, the State of White America 1960-2010 is “to induce recognition … Continue reading

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On the Panic Over Gas Prices

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It is God’s kindness to terrify you in order to lead you to safety –Rumi What do I make of this? Here’s Brian Williams telling me on the evening news the price of gas will skyrocket this summer. Why’s that, … Continue reading

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Toreador, Ole!

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Gives me the willies when I hear what Wall Street types are saying just now. Reminds me of 1980, when the uber bull oil analyst at my firm grabbed the microphone and bellowed, “The risk is not in being in Dome Petroeum, … Continue reading

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On Work, Part II

We were surprised…The Good-to-Great leaders seemed to have…a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will…more like Lincoln or Socrates than Patton or Ceasar —Jim Collins, Good to Great NFL players are passionate about the game, but ask any retired … Continue reading

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On Work, Part I

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Take a look at them. They’re all nice guys. But they finish last… —Leo Durocher, 1939 The beatdown of the American middle class is especially hard on employees of public corporations today. It has not always been so, but it is now, … Continue reading

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