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Why We Need a Third Party

by Oliver DeMille In the aftermath of the 2012 election, there have been numerous emails, posts, articles and blogs by business owners who say they are planning to sell or close their businesses, or just lay off enough workers that they can afford Obamacare for the employees who remain. One summary listed the following announced layoffs—all … [Read more...]

Capitalism vs. Capitalism

An Essential Debate for the Future of Freedom By Oliver DeMille There are two major types of economies: market and command. Within these two branches there are a number of subtypes, including various command-style economies such as socialism, communism, fascism, collectivism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism. The market-economy … [Read more...]

Mini-Factories: The Greatest Freedom Trend of Our Time

By Oliver DeMille The following is an excerpt from Oliver's recent book, The Coming Aristocracy: Education & the Future of Freedom. If freedom is to reverse the onslaught of American and global aristocracy, it will likely do so through the greatest freedom trend of our time. This trend is revolutionizing institutions, organizations, … [Read more...]

Choose your Money View; Don’t let it Choose You

By Chris Brady "World View" is a term recently popularized by philosophers and media pundits who debate spiritual and political matters. It refers to the lens through which people see (and therefore interpret) the world around them. All information and observations must pass through this lens and be colored by one's World … [Read more...]

The American Caste System

By Oliver DeMille The American framers overcame domination by an elite upper class by establishing a new system where every person was treated equally before the law. This led to nearly two centuries of increasing freedoms for all social classes, both genders and all citizens—whatever their race, religion, health, etc. During the Industrial Age … [Read more...]

Free Enterprise, Capitalism, Great Systems Until…

By Kevin Mogavero There are a few interesting factors we should study when we look at our free enterprise and capitalistic-natured economy. First, consider that free enterprise evokes and encourages competition. Second, consider that the capitalist system requires an entity to generate profit to survive. Two things that I think have … [Read more...]

Training the Factory Workers for the Farm

By Kevin Mogavero This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking with a good friend of mine whom I have a great deal of respect. She is a teacher in a low-income-area elementary school. We had an inspiring conversation about our current school system, they way “things are” in our society today and how things “should be.” Many of … [Read more...]

What Do You Do With Luck?

By Kevin Mogavero My good friend Randy Watterson sent me this article, What’s Luck Got to do with it? by Jim Collins. In the article, Jim talks about the difference between a 1 or 2Xer (a person who meets or doubles the industry standard of success) and a 10Xer (a person who is able to obtain 10 X the industry standard). What he describes … [Read more...]

American Decline

Is it Avoidable or Inevitable? “We’re not going to bail our way out of this crisis, we’re not going to stimulate our way out of this crisis, we are only going to educate, ultimately, and imagine and invent our way out of this crisis.” —Thomas L. Friedman, Meet the Press   “By 2020, the U.S. will be spending $1 trillion a year just to … [Read more...]

The Magic of Parkinson’s Law and Your Money

By Kevin Mogavero Parkinson’s Law: “Work Expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” In other words, we’ll take all the allotted time available to complete a task. If we’ve got an hour to do a task, we’ll take an hour to do it. If we’ve got a minute to do the task, we’ll get it done in a minute. For example, if … [Read more...]