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



The Darwinian model of random variation with selective application of survival, works fairly well in commerce. If we look at a shopping street with large buildings that have offices in them, we will see a steady change over time as the foot traffic c...

When I look around me at the triumphal world, I don’t see ‘capitalism’. It is not just the wrong word, it is the wrong imagery for the world I see. I’m not a Marxist. The world I see is not shaped by Marx’s ideas of class warfare and prolet...

Am I being mean?

on Jul 2, 2018

In 1896 Adolph Ochs bought The New York Times for $75,000 of borrowed money. Circulation was below 25,000. In 1935 Ochs died and his daughter, Iphigene’s, husband Arthur Sulzberger became the publisher. It is well known that both Ochs and Sulzberge...

I’ve taken an unusual tack. I assume that all the Lefties that surround me and promote white privilege are people of good will with a tired 170 year old ideology that hates commerce and lives in a zero sum world of class hatred. They don't have any...

The overwhelming qualities that dominate the categories of conservative and progressive are ones I don’t adhere to or frankly detest. I am a pure pro-commerce person which is incompatible with both. Commerce, has its conservative component. The cat...

Women and rape #metoo

on Jun 11, 2018

There is a reason the judicial system doesn't pay attention to women who have been raped. We are in the clutches of an hysteria about women and sex called the #metoo movement. It is in some ways connected to rape but the connection is tenuous. In mos...

Back to smell

on May 30, 2018

I have found smell to be the most powerful sense that registers in my memory. When I walked to middle school in San Francisco, in the Richmond District, more than half a century ago, I passed a wall of shrubs. On mornings when the fog was heavy, abou...