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



Understanding hysteria

on Nov 16, 2017

I have lived through many hysterias. Four come to mind. The first was the view that children were being kidnapped at dangerously high rates. Nearly all Americans believed that 100,000 children were being abducted every year. The most important conseq...

It is time for me to think seriously about the conditions that could stop the modern world. Only the United States and Israel have broadly meritocratic societies. Japan is the only close second. So the modern world can't arise from anywhere else. One...

Finally

on Oct 16, 2017

All my adult life, and for the decades when I was deeply involved in politics, I knew one simple thing about government and business. At last, and for the first time, I heard it from a president of the United States. A truth that only Donald Trump ca...

I’m waiting to see Trump-like candidates appear all over the U.S. at the state and local level. What is ‘Trump-like’? * A Trump candidate is honest. He or she can use hyperbole, intelligent people can recognize hyperbole while the Left and the...

Observation leads to the following: all the gods and god-like views of traditional religions found around the world are unrelated to anything uniform or universal. Yaweh, Jesus, Allah, Confucius and Bodhisattva are radically different in general and...

Brain freeze

on Sep 18, 2017

Over the years and in a variety of blogs I have tried to answer the question of why so many people I know are still juvenile Marxist thinkers. Even late in life. I finally answered the question for myself by remembering a hippy meme about the 100th m...

Huey Newton

on Sep 11, 2017

This is part of my series on people and events in my life. This is the most surprising. Between 1971 and 1981 I spent time with Huey at least a dozen times. The first time we met, I was introduced to him by Dick Baker Roshi the abbot of San Francisco...