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



Damit I was right

on May 21, 2018

The Wall Street Journal of May 12th had two articles that made me sad. Sad because I am getting old and my importance as a thinker and as a writer about commerce is so little appreciated. The first article is about the cause of the 2008 financial cra...

It is hard for most Lefties to see how virulent the hatred of Trump is. And how it leads to the vicious lying and distortions the press reports about him. I have the most visible and blatant case for my readers. It makes me angry to see such evil and...

My coauthor, Salli Rasberry, asked me that question. She knew I had a unique opinion based on working with over 2,000 businesses over 45 years. There are several types of people who appear to be business people but aren't. The one that I first unders...

I have been visiting Japan every year since 1971. For many decades I wrote a report to friends but have been negligent for the past few years. Most recently, I stayed in Tokyo with little travel outside. Each year I visit with about 20 friends over a...

Latest civil war

on Apr 15, 2018

I'm in Tokyo where my opinion is greatly respected because I predicted Trump's victory two years ago with certainty. Now I have to explain the current American cultural civil war. I realize that we had a similar earlier cultural civil war (not the sl...

Fix the NRA

on Apr 8, 2018

The National Rifle Association used to send me a dozen pieces of mail a month, including a magazine, for my trivial $35 annual membership. I told them to stop wasting money, and they did. Never-the-less, I think the NRA has been a failure recently. M...

I'm old

on Apr 2, 2018

Old age (I'm about to turn 80) gives a few people a chance for historical insight. I don't claim to have any accurate vision of the future because of my age. I can merely see where we are with a unique perspective. During the Cold War, the United Sta...