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



I’ve been frustrated finding an adequate description of blockchain to go along with a blog posted a few days ago. Nothing I've seen seems to help me conceptualize it. The reason is that a blockchain is based on two completely new technologies that...

While doing the previous blog I ran across an interview I did on radio in 1985 on The Seven Laws of Money. The interview is listed on a Youtube under the name Douglas Jamieson and the name of the interviewer is Charlie Serafin. The producer is listed...

I bought bitcoin

on Jan 10, 2018

I have been saying that bitcoin is not ‘money’ for nearly a decade. Have I changed my mind? No. Bitcoin is not money. Money is a social construct that has many qualities including its function in pricing and carrying on transactions. See here. Bi...

I first became a Trump supporter when I learned from Mark Steyn that Trump had filled a large auditorium in New Hampshire in January 2016. I had run political campaigns for a decade in the ‘60s and ‘70s I I never saw that kind of enthusiasm. By M...

The real problem in the world is that modernity was an accident. We don’t appreciate that. So comments like ‘the arc of justice bends towards…’ reflects all the forces of government, tribalism, hereditary status and status quo that kept the m...

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...