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



Josh's data

on Jan 16, 2017

My friend Josh and I have spent much time working with climate data over several years. All of our math has been public on my blog sites. Josh just happened to look at the San Francisco rainfall going back to 1849 and sent me the chart with a long-te...

Last week was a period of media and political insanity about foreign government interference in the American electoral process. I can’t help pointing out that Barack Obama openly interfered in the Israeli election against the incumbent whom he hate...

China and tariffs

on Jan 14, 2017

There is a reality about tariffs that few people know. The United States and every other country has hundreds, even thousands of tariffs and trade barriers that are in place and well defended by powerful political interests. The great value of the WT...

Twitter

on Jan 13, 2017

There are several books and a long stream of online explanations for marketing on Twitter. I’ve never seen Twitter as an above average ad or marketing promotion tool. I do know people who have a following on Twitter and they regularly talk about is...

Poverty

on Jan 12, 2017

I don’t write or talk much about this subject, poverty, I’m probably too moral a person. I tend to see a person’s life as the consequence of a series of decisions. I have always recommended simple living which is living on few resources but enj...

Today I talked to a 44 year old who didn’t know what the Whole Earth Catalog was. He knew that Kevin Kelly had something to do with it. He is a well educated Harvard and computer geek. I look at the past half century as a period of revolution and c...

From the late 1950’s to the early 1990’s I traveled the world. I went to the USSR in the early 1980’s and got to see the Soviet disaster up close. The same is true for Cuba in the late 1990’s. I got to Eastern Europe, The Czech Republic, Slov...