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To make organizations and institutions self-correcting, we need to affect the people in them

We are shouting out that “Corporations aren’t people!” but, as I pointed out in my “People are the organization” post, corporations are made up of people. If any actions we take to influence, channel or control organizations, including corporations, are … Continue reading

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People are the organization – Organizations are not people

Having worked for some of the largest corporations in the world, e.g. General Motors when it was the largest company in the world, grown up in and traveled through most of the Western hemisphere and observed its governments and institutions … Continue reading

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Transfer of Ownership of Physical Assets Should Require Taking Physical Possession of Same

One way to discourage the casino mentality and its impact on our economy – instability and higher prices as middlemen profit without adding value – would be to change our contract laws to require that purchasers of any physical asset … Continue reading

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Tax Large Political Donations to Pay for Public Funding of Elections

Having seen our democracy being overrun with corporate and ubber-wealthy plutocrat money, I propose that the tax credit for political donations be eliminated and, instead, any political donation over $100 be taxed at the rate of 50%. This would: 1) … Continue reading

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Flyinglow – Rick Robins

Follow Rick’s blog postings by subscribing. Flyinglow/Rick Robins Bio I am a resident of Nevada County California and a member of the Main Street Forum NC team/working group. My professional background encompasses decades (enough to make my hair start to … Continue reading

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If we bailed out the banks, why not the states?

Note Rescue All States at top of pie chart * Assumes funding state budget shortfalls 2012/21013 – see graph below Since the recovery from the 2007 recession officially began in June 2009, private-sector jobs are up by 2.8 million, but … Continue reading

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We need self-correcting systems

Most of the abuses of the mortgage industry and bank foreclosures result because the originator of the mortgage sold their interest in it to another investor who is almost never local. Because they are not local, they have little risk … Continue reading

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