muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora

I've written very little about politics lately as I've been concentrating on my Lenten Reflections and my interviews from the Catholic Men's Conference so here are a few thoughts on what's going on. I'm completely amazed at the left's inability to abandon the Mueller Report. The longer it keeps going on the more likely the … Continue reading muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora

What’s Wrong With Retail (Part Three)

There are very, very, very few retailers these days above the mom and pop level, be they brick and mortar or online (or combination thereof) that do not feature, be it via shiny brochures at the cash registers or blazing advertisements on their website, some form of branded credit card. Said credit cards invariably offer … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Retail (Part Three)

What’s Wrong With Retail (Part Two)

Picking up from last week, this tweet by Christian comedian John Crist leads nicely into this week’s problem area where far too many retailers dwell. Namely, a pathological inability to get out and stay out of their customer’s hair. “Want to join the rewards progr...”{interrupting} No. “Want a copy of your re...”{interrupting} No. Do you … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Retail (Part Two)

What’s Wrong With Retail (Part One)

I own the dubious honor of having spent more than a decade in both retail and the corporate world. In the case of the former, more like three decades over two stretches. Thank you in advance for your sympathies. Occasionally I’ve toyed with the notion of writing a book about these two decidedly different worlds, … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Retail (Part One)

She Didn’t “Build” That

by baldilocks When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took credit for driving Amazon away from her district and out of her state, she was taking credit for the work of others. Surprise! To wit: … the "credit," such as it is, doesn't belong to her social media campaign or the protesters with makeshift signs marching around. … Continue reading She Didn’t “Build” That

If You’re Too Busy …

And now, some helpful workplace tips brought to you by the apostle Paul. No, really. Paul said in one or more of his epistles that those who believe in Christ should work hard, do what they do as unto the Lord, etc etc. Which is true, albeit admittedly somewhat difficult to remember some days when … Continue reading If You’re Too Busy …

Forward to Detroit: Prominent Chicago mayoral candidate suggests a commuter tax

By John Ruberry Democrats, particularly Chicago Democrats, love political dynasties. Before Mayor Carter Harrison Jr. there was Carter Harrison. Before Richard M. Daley there was Mayor Richard J. Daley. In Mike Royko's indispensable study of urban machine politics, the Pulitzer Prize columnist wrote, "The Dan Ryan is the expressway that [Richard J.] Daley takes to … Continue reading Forward to Detroit: Prominent Chicago mayoral candidate suggests a commuter tax

Chicago leftists off Target in their store closing protests

By John Ruberry As I've written many times, Chicago is a city in decline. It is the only major American city losing population. Its pension debt, a reward--or should I say payoff?--to public-section unions in exchange for their support for Democratic politicians is an unsustainable millstone. This morning on a local television show, Flannery Fired … Continue reading Chicago leftists off Target in their store closing protests

While Divisive Political Stunts Rock DC in Real World America Asha Nicole & Rebecca Akins Roll On

One of the most interesting things about this vacation has been the fact that it's been an ACTUAL vacation. Other than an interview at EWTN yesterday and a radio show I recorded with Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life (who I ran into accidentally) I've not been obliged to cover anything and I've only … Continue reading While Divisive Political Stunts Rock DC in Real World America Asha Nicole & Rebecca Akins Roll On

Voices of CMN 2018 Gerard Hasenhuetti Compassionate Capitalism The Intersection of Economic Growth and Social Justice

I Spoke to Gerard Hasenhuetti about his book Compassionate Capitalism The Intersection of Economic Growth and Social Justice at the Catholic Marketing Network event in Lancaster PA Make sure you don't miss what he had to say about socialism. If you're a regular reader it will make you smile. You can buy his book or … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 Gerard Hasenhuetti Compassionate Capitalism The Intersection of Economic Growth and Social Justice

Starbucks Handles its Business … Poorly

by baldilocks One might say that Starbucks is defecating on its own market share, but I hate going for the easy poop joke. Yes, I'm lying. Seriously, it’s sad to watch as a thriving business dies, even when it Deserves to Die.TM Even when it is committing suicide. Monica Showalter: The ever well meaning Starbucks … Continue reading Starbucks Handles its Business … Poorly

The Importance Of Customer Interaction

Customer engagement has always been important to a business, and with the rise of the digital age, there are now so many ways for that to be optimized that it is now no longer an option, it’s a priority. From the ways that they can discuss your business on your website to the ways that … Continue reading The Importance Of Customer Interaction

Attention Delta / Corporate America, Georgia’s Legislature is the Rule NOT the Exception on the NRA

Get woke go broke Glenn Reynolds Time doesn't permit me to finish my longer post on the subject so in the interest of brevity let me give a reminder to the corporate sheep who are being played by the media and twitter activists concerning the NRA. Georgia is far from the only state where candidates … Continue reading Attention Delta / Corporate America, Georgia’s Legislature is the Rule NOT the Exception on the NRA

The West Coast’s war on energy and prosperity

By John Ruberry While I'm watching snow fall outdoors at Marathon Pundit world headquarters in Morton Grove, Illinois, the rest of my family is vacationing in southern California. When they drove into California at Needles, just as the Joads did in The Grapes of Wrath, they were also greeted by more desert, as well as … Continue reading The West Coast’s war on energy and prosperity

Seattle Tax Killing local Business so Let’s Make it Statewide!

There is nothing more dangerous than liberal with power as business owners in Seattle are finding out  It's amusing to watch Seattle tell us that this tax is designed to get people to drink less sugary drinks, that is, to change their eating behavior, while at the same time saying that it won't change … Continue reading Seattle Tax Killing local Business so Let’s Make it Statewide!