Pro Commerce

Blog URL:http://phillips.blogs.com/
Blog Tags:commerce, business, history, productivity, marketing, finance, data, empiricism
Country:United States
State/Province:California
Location:San Francisco

A look at the direction and meaning of commerce. Commerce is the source of the modern world. It has direction. It favors human diversity, open systems, markets, technology and honesty. Pro commerce is an optimistic daily view.



Latest Blog Posts



Dear Colleague

on Dec 5, 2016

Back in 2011 the Department of Education sent out a ‘Dear Colleague’ letter ordering every school subject to Title IX, meaning every school that gets Federal dollars, to create an internal program to punish every male who accidentally touches a f...

There has been a lot of talk about a California independent state lately since the Democrats lost the recent election. The poor losers are actually talking about a statewide initiative, without knowing how often that idea has been defeated by the ele...

Read yesterday’s blog about one of the most important human experiments in history. Tribes we consider ‘primitive’ aren’t. We, and I mean nearly everyone in the U.S. and Europe, believes in an hierarchy of social evolution. At the bottom are...

5 tribes

on Dec 2, 2016

One of the most important human experiments in history is going on now. Indian tribes are getting vast troves of money from gambling casinos. The issue came up because a few blogs back I brought up the fact that the homeless refuse to join our societ...

Wee casa

on Dec 1, 2016

For Thanksgiving I stayed in a ‘tiny house’ on wheels in the Colorado town of Lyons. It is a good idea for its location. More than a dozen tiny houses rented as hotel rooms on a flood plain. The whole town flooded three years ago. However I doubt...

Over the decades I have been flying. Flying too often and too far. If the person next to me wants to talk, I’m usually willing. I learn a great deal. Once on a trip from San Francisco to D.C. I was sitting next to a lovely debutante (I know, real o...

Just four days after the election of Donald Trump I received an audit letter from the IRS. My first suspicion was that is was a vendetta for having written my earlier blog suggesting to our new President that the entire IRS be moved to Detroit. I con...