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No Doubt About It: The Burden of the Cost of Healthcare to the Consumer is Growing

The last two blogs I have written have focused on consumer debt (rising) and financial regrets (not saving enough for retirement, no emergency fund, too much college debt, etc.). 686 more words

Consumer Interest

“Regrets, I’ve had a few…”Do You Have Financial Regrets?

“Regrets, I’ve had a few / But then again, too few to mention…”

-Frank Sinatra, “My Way”

A couple weeks back I wrote a blog… 649 more words

Consumer Interest

Video playlist: Aerotropolis videos

GAAM has created a playlist of Aerotropolis videos on our YouTube channel.
The playlist begins with a video showcasing the aerotropolis model of development as conceived by its leading proponent, Dr. 834 more words

Aerotropolis

Poor Leadership Leads to Disaster

“Within the company, there was widespread agreement that customers would always want hard copies of pictures, and key decision makers failed to question this assumption.”

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Guess Who’s Benefiting Most from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)? Spoiler Alert: Not Consumers

The TCPA was enacted in 1991, 25 years ago. It was written, in part, as a way to protect consumers from being inundated with unwanted and costly telemarketing calls on their cellphones. 648 more words

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Good News or Bad? Household Debt Near All Time Highs

“Number Two: ‘Why not use your knowledge of the future to play the stock markets? We could make trillions.’

Dr. Evil: ‘Why make a trillion when we could make… billions?’” 705 more words

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The Peter Principle and the Paternal Instep

The Peter Principle characterizes corporate promotions in that competent employees are frequently promoted until they reach their level of incompetence. This Principle applies in all circumstances but is particularly relevant to family businesses, where the Paternal Instep allows family members to be promoted several levels above his or her level of incompetence (R.I. 162 more words

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