Donald Trump is a con man. He is preying upon the most desperate among us. He is like the immoral teenage boy in his daddy’s car on a Friday night with a pretty girl; he will promise anything (with no intent to deliver) in order to get what he wants at that moment. Trump made another trip to West Virginia last week to reinforce his ego and make more empty promises to desperate Americans. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Cruel Coal Hoax
This is the time of year that business gurus often do a column on what will be the hot investment opportunities of the New Year. I’m doing something along those lines with political business opportunities under a Trump administration. I don’t think it will do my readers much good since the number one requirement, other than capital to invest, is being amoral (which will put align you with Trump and his team). Continue reading Trump Opportunities
By some measures the pinnacle of my business career was reached in a privately held company. My friend owned it and I was operationally in charge. All I had to do was call him, discuss what I wanted to do, get his approval and it was a done deal. In reality most of the time he didn’t want to be bothered and gave me a free rein; that is what he paid me for and I appreciated his confidence. Donald Trump is about to learn the many differences between a private company where you spent your adult life as the boss’s favorite kid or the boss and running the federal government. He does seem to have already learned one lesson. Let’s explore. Continue reading Low On Energy?
There is an axiom along the lines of: Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The proverb and its origin are themselves in some dispute. It appears the original version was not in English and therefore some things were literally lost in translation. In any event, the concept is both well-known and very true. I fear we are seeing a modern day example of it in Donald Trump’s selection of Rex Tillerson as his nominee to become Secretary of State. Let’s explore. Continue reading Those Who Fail …
This time of year I tend to write even further ahead than I normally do. In fact the plans are that every article you read shortly will have been written several days or weeks before to accommodate my taking the end of the December and first few days of January off. This news broke Friday afternoon and went straight to the head of the line for the next available slot. The incompetent incoming Trump administration has for some time resembled an organized criminal conspiracy; now it looks to be establishing a hit list. Let’s explore while we still are able to. Continue reading Hit List?