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



If you want to read in detail about Alan’s life, there are many references on the Internet. He wrote five books on his practice. I knew Alan for several decades and loved him. He practiced Zen at the San Francisco Zen Center, where I knew him. He l...

The happiest era

on Nov 12, 2018

I was eight years old at the end of World War II. I have lived in the happiest era in human history. My life has been bountiful. I’ve travelled the world for seven decades in the modern world of global airlines and lived many years abroad. The whol...

Interesting that most of the great new wealth of the past three decades is concentrated in the San Francisco and peninsula area. Since nearly all of these nuevo riche made their money in tech they are doing something not surprising. The new techie we...

This is the beginning of November and a horde of more than 10,000 people are travelling from Central America to the U.S. Some people have suggested that these people should turn around, overthrow their own governments and create their own decent econ...

How we got here

on Oct 20, 2018

The question I am answering is: ‘How did we get to a stage where one-third of Americans believe in more government, more even distribution of income and wealth; and every large city in the U.S. run by unions?’ I am able to trace the change back t...

It is clear to me that I am no longer a Republican. I have been a Republican since I was president of the San Francisco Young Republicans in 1964. I have worked in one presidential campaign, one gubernatorial campaign and one assembly campaign; all f...

This blog was hard to write. The subject makes me mad. When I talk to the swarm of San Francisco Lefties around me, I find that they refuse to look at an abundance of national data (1)(2)(3) collected regularly for 50 years that explains clearly the...