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Dissolving a Stain Painted by Henry Ford

By at December 17, 2012 | 10:46 am | 0 Comment

Dissolving a Stain Painted by Henry Ford

Mark Fields is the new chief operating officer of the Ford Motor Co., second only to the CEO of the 164,000 person multinational corporation. Normally, this would not be of much concern except to avid readers of the Wall Street Journal. There were several COOs and presidents before Fields. There will be several after him. […]

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Crocodile Tears on a Cash Register Patriotism

By at September 14, 2011 | 8:28 am | 11 Comments

Crocodile Tears on a Cash Register Patriotism

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Walter Brasch has written dozens of columns, human interest stories, and investigative articles about 9/11 and its effects. He was one of the first to write about the PATRIOT Act violating civil liberties and parts of the Constitution. He was one of the first, using extensive investigation techniques and inside information, to question […]

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Why Job Growth Remains Sluggish when Corporations are Recording Record Profits

By at December 12, 2010 | 12:00 pm | 242 Comments

Why Job Growth Remains Sluggish when Corporations are Recording Record Profits

How is that corporate America just reported all-time record quarterly profits and yet job growth continues to crawl?

The answer is not as mysterious as one may think. If you hear the opinions of most employers and small and mid-sized employer groups, the problem comes down to uncertainty.

Any reasonable employer is only willing to move forward with job expansion when there is a reasonably predictable view of what the future holds in terms of economic conditions, benefit costs and the predictability of likely changes in tax regulations and government incentives.

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