Monthly Archives: January 2016

Opting Out – Corporations and Unions

The recent version of our Supreme Court has shown a large interest in Free Speech issues, especially by groups, allowing for opting out as a counter-balance. Opting out means you choose not to do something the majority of the group … Continue reading

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Flint, Michigan, Water, and Government

Most of us I would suspect who don’t have a car made in Michigan and at a time before M. Moore released Roger and Me, have not heard of Flint, Michigan. That hapless city, having undergone decades of bad economic … Continue reading

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It’s Sunday

It’s Sunday and also my day off. At one time it wasn’t my day off – I would write this column seven days a week. But I found like so many other things in life, pacing myself was important. I … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism

Whether we like it or not, whether we want to acknowledge it or not, we live in a world dominated by neoliberalism philosophy. This is a belief that began with our insistence that the Adam Smith model was the pure … Continue reading

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Pragmatism, Politicians, Branding

During this long prelude to the political primary season Ms. Clinton’s team and surrogates and Ms. Clinton herself, has espoused her incredible levels of pragmatism and how she gets things done. This has brought two questions to mind – does … Continue reading

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Neurotic Man Experiences the SOTU

I do not like politics very much as it makes me quite nervous. As a Neurotic Man I prefer people telling me lies that do not give me a headache. So I turned on the President’s SOTU with great trepidation. … Continue reading

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Free Ride Blues

One can debate it because one can debate just about anything but it is a given in my mind that the union movement has helped enrich the lives of workers much more than those same workers would have been able … Continue reading

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Insider Trading

The uber rich may not be in a position to inherit the earth but they are certainly in the position to buy it. The examples of how the uber rich are provided extra comfort in our system of jurisprudence are … Continue reading

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Pulpdiddys Permutations on Sunday

For quite some time at Pulpdiddys Permutations I have had a Sunday column in which I explain why I no longer write a regular column on Sunday and instead use this explanation column and take the day off. I’ve tweaked … Continue reading

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Bernie, Wall Street and Hillary

It is more than naïve, perhaps even criminal, to think that Congress can properly regulate Wall Street. Congress, when it regulates, regularly leaves an out, a way around. The thing is, it doesn’t matter much whether the loopholes are intentional … Continue reading

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