Pakistan Takes a Stand on Single-Use Plastic Bags


Taking a trip to Kenya? Leave you plastic bags at home or face a $40,000 fine with up to 4 years in prison! Seems a little over the top? Two years ago, the Kenyans suddenly enacted the world’s toughest ban against single-use plastic bags. According to the Kenyans, “A sudden ban is easier to enforce […]

The Tariffs are a Bad Idea!


Trade wars never completely go away. Once a market can no longer afford your products, they shop elsewhere. Once they have established a new supplier or developed a less expensive alternative, you are basically done in that market! The problem with populism is that it is, at its core, nationalism. It’s based on the false […]

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The Lungs of the World are in Brazil


As the clock runs out on the world’s opportunity to mitigate the climate crisis, the new president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, is poised to continue the destruction of the “lungs of the world,” the Amazon Rain Forest. He thinks the environmentalists in his own government have been lying about the importance of the Amazon to oxygen […]

Helping Out Your Fellow Humans

PARTICIPATION = SATISFACTION In 1996 Jerry Maguire, an aspiring sports agent, repeated a four word request to his first and only client: “Help me help you!” And you know where that got him. The feedback gave him the direction he needed to become the one of the greatest sports agents of all time! Tom Cruise played the […]

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Bricks and Mortar is Dead. Not So Fast!


Younger Generation That Shops at Bricks and Mortar Stores If you were born between 1997 and 2012 you are referred to as “Gen Z.” Makes you wonder what’s next since “Z” is the last letter of the alphabet. But that aside, this new generation prefers to shop in old fashioned bricks-and-mortar stores. Why? Because it’s […]