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.



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It is clear to me that I am no longer a Republican. I have been a Republican since I was president of the San Francisco Young Republicans in 1964. I have worked in one presidential campaign, one gubernatorial campaign and one assembly campaign; all f...

This blog was hard to write. The subject makes me mad. When I talk to the swarm of San Francisco Lefties around me, I find that they refuse to look at an abundance of national data (1)(2)(3) collected regularly for 50 years that explains clearly the...

Glide is in the news these days and I have a unique vantage point. Glide is Glide Memorial United Methodist Church of San Francisco with its most famous minister, Cecil Williams and his wife Jan Mirikitani. Cecil and Jan are in a head butting fight w...

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...