Politicians pander but leaders lead

August 27, 2012
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by Jack Dunigan Editor, Leadership and Management At 20 minutes and 48 seconds into the second presidential debate of 1992, a well-dressed questioner from the audience posed a question. If you remember, that debate was staged at the University of Virginia in Richmond and the setting was more of a town hall than a stand-behind-a-podium…

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Lessons from our Fathers

August 12, 2012
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Lessons from our Fathers

The 1700’s were the seed plot of a paradigm shift that turned the government of nations and cultures upside down. The winds of change were sweeping over Europe and America as the cry of freedom was heard in  France, The American Colonies, and other parts of Western Civilization.  In short order, this change of thinking,…

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When eco-thugs knock

August 12, 2012
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Larry Keller had no idea the Environmental Protection Agency employed agents fortified with deadly  force until two such men showed up at his home, unannounced, to “question” him. Keller runs a computer consulting business from his  Asheville, North Carolina home. On April 27 he sent an email to the EPA in an attempt to reach…

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Ideas matter

August 12, 2012
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In his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, John Maynard Keynes penned what has become a well-known quote: “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and  when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe …

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Enemies must be punished, friends will be rewarded

August 12, 2012
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In the 1950s when the United States was building up to fight the Vietnam War, soldiers were promised they would receive free medical care for life as a part of their retirement package.  The retirement package justified particularly low monthly pay packages. As an example a new Second Lieutenant received the princely  sum of $222…

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Welcome!

August 12, 2012
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Welcome!

“Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” – Margaret Thatcher Introducing:  The American Philosopher Our Premise: The United States of America was born in a time of great upheaval. The strain of tyranny had been felt in Europe, in America and around the world. A great transition took place in the founding…

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