Pro Commerce

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Blog Tags:commerce, business, history, productivity, marketing, finance, data, empiricism
Country:United States
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

Speaking two languages

on May 13, 2021

I joined a partnership in Tokyo that is described in an earlier blog post. It was the world’s first social think tank. We solved business problems involving social structural matters. What reminded me of this is a first rate book on language that I...

Let’s Have Kids

on May 11, 2021

Historically, humans have had children because children were productive assets. While children were a cost burden until age 9 in most traditional societies and their survival to age 21 was very low, the family produced many children to offset losses...

Ron Boise Kama Sutra

on May 1, 2021

As usual I found material online that is far from complete and I need to add my own experience to the collection. The material I found on Ron Boise the sculptor was here and here. In late 1963 I bought five sculptures I saw in a North Beach gallery.

I was the treasurer and business manager of Glide from 1970 to 1981. The Internet records about Glide are total nonsense. They are based solely on the self-serving history as told by Cecil Williams. Here are the facts. This page at Stanford is accura...

Multi-human dynamics

on Apr 12, 2021

I’m taking a crack at this subject. No one, to my knowledge, has done a good job. The subject matter has many names which is evidence that it isn’t understood. Mass hysteria, Collective action, Mass psychology, Crowd psychology and many other ter...


on Apr 6, 2021

I just finished reading Matt Ridley’s book on innovation. An excellent summary of the issue. How innovation occurs and, importantly, how it is continually opposed and stifled. I’ve spent many decades as a business consultant for a large number of...


on Apr 4, 2021

My friend and editor, David S., has been sending me libertarian reading material. And I have read a lot. A major focus, recently, has been on the way the Global Internet may make libertarianism more salient. Bitcoin has added to the tumult. I disagre...