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C. Everett Koop

One of the Great Pragmatists of the 20th Century Has Died: C. Everett Koop Passes Away at 96

C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the United States, has passed away.  He was 96 years old.  The devout, conservative, evangelical Christian born the grandchild of German immigrants was one of the great pragmatist of the past few generations, proving that a fact-based, rational approach to life can improve standard of living, reduce disease,…

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Mail Bag: The Politics of Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A, Brand Equity, and Personal Expression on the Job

In the post this morning about Brands and Brand Equity, I mentioned the Chick-fil-A scandal in passing; particularly how it has experienced a 50% drop in brand perception over the past few weeks as the scandal unfolds.  One of the questions was too expansion to deal with in the comments thread so I put it…

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The Socialists Have Taken France

I’ve been watching the French election.  Hollande won.  He has promised a 75% income tax on the rich and vows to, “re-negotiate a European treaty on trimming budgets to avoid more debt crises of the kind facing Greece.” Looks like we’re selling the French stocks in the retirement funds.  I’m not dealing with this s**t.  Forgive me the language.  Life is too precious, and too hard, to deal with thugs who don’t understand human nature and the velocity of money. A fundamental rule of humanity is that people go where they feel secure and appreciated.  I love the United States.  If the United States took $75 out of every $100 I earned, do you think I would stay here?  If I did, do you think I’d work anymore?

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