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



Information Explosion

on Jan 18, 2021

I’m seeing a division in our society that has many consequences. With the arrival of a global functioning Internet I am seeing several unusual phenomena. One is the social monopoly attribute of a few big sites, like Facebook, Google and Instagram.

Margo

on Jan 14, 2021

Margo St. James died a few days ago. Margo was a very good friend. I had tried to reach her for the past eight years, with no luck. I even sent my daughter to look for her. Many people have asked me how to reach her, several to do interviews and make...

I saw it personally as a Legislative Analyst in 1963. There were a couple of intelligent decent men in the legislature, but they left when they saw the lay-of-the-land. The legislature became an instrument of a political machine. The man who created...

New Statistical View

on Dec 10, 2020

Over a lifetime of being a statistician there are a few things I have observed. Sample size Sampling technique Bayes Theorem Sample size I have found over many decades of doing ‘truly random’ surveys on a wide variety of subjects that a sample of...

(This is a blog from 2012) Sometime around the middle of the last century was the peak 'future' for Lefties. Marxism has always argued that because it was rooted in Engels theory of history that Marxism comprised the entirety of the future. As a cons...

Reducing Corruption

on Nov 23, 2020

There are three elements to a corruption reduction process. I say ‘reduction’ because eliminating corruption is not desirable. Every system has flaws, sometimes very bad flaws, and corruption is necessary at the margins to cope with these flaws.

I have argued in earlier blogs and in my book The Most Important Book, that significant innovation does not occur in societies with a powerful hereditary elite class. I figured this out by seeing that the Industrial-technical revolution in the 19th C...