Archive for the 'Economy' Category

AYN RAND’S ALPHA AND OMEGA IN PICTURES…

November 6th, 2014

From Ayn Rand by Daryl Cunningham…

WHO IS ZEPHYR TEACHOUT…?

November 4th, 2014

Which is to say, there is one issue that subsumes all other issues, upon which all other issues depend—and that is restoring democracy itself. If we don’t have a responsive democracy, all the debates about charter schools, and fracking, and high-stakes testing, and the militarization of police forces—all of which are issues I care about—they […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON FINANCIAL DATA ON
GATEWAY FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS…

November 1st, 2014

It may be hard to believe but the Cleveland Indians, not the Gateway Economic Development Corp., will be paying for current improvement at Progressive Field. That’s what Gateway says. Here’s what Gateway says the major capital improvement at Progressive Field are: Sound System—$4,760,000. High Structural Steel—from $725,000 to $2,184,230. Concrete resurfacing—$3,000,000. For a total of […]

SHARING A BUCKET AND A BAG OF PEANUTS…

October 31st, 2014

OHIO COAL THRIVES UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA…

October 17th, 2014

As angry bipartisan crowds of Ohio politicians gather to defend “our coal jobs” from the US EPA’s proposed new rules for coal power plants, it’s worth noting just how many jobs we’re talking about. Yes, those are the actual numbers—no zeros have been omitted. (It’s off topic, but note the increase in Ohio coal employment […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON SERIOUSLY PLAIN DEALER…?

October 15th, 2014

Just how often do you get really angry with the Plain Dealer? I guess I’ve made an obsession with it over the years. Last Sunday provided another example of why. I’m talking about the sports section of the Sunday PD. Twenty page of sports in a town that so badly needs space for real news […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON A SALES-TAX VACATION:
A TAX BREAK FOR THE LOWER ECONOMIC PEOPLE…

October 14th, 2014

If I were a politician today there are two things I would promote in Cleveland and Ohio. First, a state-wide raise in the minimum wage. If not, a push for city-wide minimum wage hikes. Where are Cleveland politicians? Second, I’d call for a temporary vacation or permanent decrease in the state’s sales tax. If there […]

GOOD ON PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA…

September 23rd, 2014

Companies that seek to avoid US tax by shifting their headquarters abroad are being targeted under tough new rules announced by the Obama administration that it claims will dramatically reduce the benefits of so-called corporate inversions. The controversial technique, which has allowed companies such as Burger King to move abroad by buying a smaller foreign […]

THERE’S WORK AND THEN THERE’S WORK…

September 22nd, 2014

Linda Tirado, 32, was attending college and working in two low-paid jobs when she first posted her essay about America’s poverty trap on an online forum. The post went viral, and Tirado extended her essay into a book while still working at a pancake shop near her home in Utah. She now lives in Washington […]

BRAND ME…!

September 11th, 2014

In true Tom Peters style, the concept of Brand You was ahead of its time. Tom introduced it in a Fast Company article in August 1997: “The Brand Called You.” It’s been causing quite a stir ever since—with critics decrying self-promotion—and only with the advent of social media did it start to gain wide acceptance. […]

MINIMUM WAGE, NO… UNION, YES…!

September 10th, 2014

I provide essential daily care for a client with disabilities. My client, like my daughter, needs support with food preparation, cleaning, bathing and other daily activities that most people take for granted. I would do anything in the world for her. But after three years, I’m paid only $9 an hour by the company I […]

FAST-FOOD STRIKE UPDATES…

September 4th, 2014

A nationwide protest against low wages in the US fast-food industry culminated in hundreds of arrests on Thursday, as activists stepped up their campaign for higher pay and better benefits for workers at companies such as McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC. Protesters in more than 100 cities including Chicago, New York and Detroit took part […]

FAST-FOOD WORKERS STRIKE… LIVE COVERAGE…

September 4th, 2014

Good morning and welcome to our live blog coverage of a day of national protests by fast-food workers and allied service industry employees. Organizers are billing Thursday’s walkout protests as the largest demonstrations yet in the workers’ fight for a $15 minimum wage and better benefits. Workers from McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut and other […]

WHAT WOULD TOM PETERS SAY TO MCDONALD’S…

September 2nd, 2014

Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage…

THIS MAKES ME FEEL BETTER…?

September 1st, 2014

Why do corporations think that sending that advertisements spam camouflaged as insincere birthday cards will make their customers feel better about their poor service? Sometime this month I’ll get a another birthday greeting from my insurance carrier—which only gives feck when I’m a profit center—along with a worthless sheet of return address labels. At least […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON 2014, HOW ARE WE DOING…?

September 1st, 2014

Cleveland Mayor Carl Burton Stokes We are powerless. We are leaderless. There seem to be no real voices of protest. Thus no anger to play off. No squeaky wheel to arouse. Not a media voice of even mild condemnation of what is. Or what should be. A newspaper lacking even the pretense of debate or […]

HAPPY LABOR DAY…

September 1st, 2014

OHIO’S CARPET BAGGING TEA BAGGER…

August 31st, 2014

It comes as no surprise to discover that Congressman Bill Johnson might be reluctant to engage in an honest, one-on-one, debate with his Democrat opponent before the November 4 election. Johnson wants to rely instead upon the tried-and-true tea party tactic of staged “town-hall” meetings (where his pals can make him look good by restricting […]

BUSINESS: PROTECT US FROM THE FREE MARKET…!

August 31st, 2014

When they can’t compete, corporations scramble for government protection. The US telecoms industry called on the Federal Communications Commission on Friday to block two cities’ plans to expand high-speed internet services to their residents. USTelecom, which represents telecoms giants Verizon, AT&T and others, wants the FCC to block expansion of two popular municipally owned high-speed […]

WHAT’S A FAST-FOOD DISDAINER TO DO…?

August 27th, 2014

When I decided that my life was a matter of some 80 pounds that were slowing killing me, the first decision I made was that I would never walk into another fast food restaurant again, and the place I avoided the most, because I really, really like the hamburgers, was Burger King. So, Burger King […]

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