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Atlas Shrugged and the Imperial Presidency

“Atlas Shrugged – Part II” was released on Friday. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I’m a fan of Ayn Rand, although I place myself far short of devout Objectivism. I’ve sported “Who is John Galt?” license plate … Continue reading

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  1. Government is a business, albeit a monopoly on certain items like defense but it too has all the charateristics of an operating business. No surprise if it should also devour competition to be the sole provider.

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Politically Speaking: Do Small Business Owners Have a Voice?

The political parties have completed their prime-time convention pageantry, and are buckling down for the 60 day dash to the election. Both profess to be focused on the”little guy,” the middle class backbone of America. One party says that you … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Art

I finally got around to seeing “Atlas Shrugged- Part I” this week. I went with a friend who is as much a fan of the book as I am. You really have to begin any critique of the movie by … Continue reading

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  1. Joe Zente says:

    John,

    Great article, profound observations, phenomenal book.

    Thanks for sharing…

    Joe

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It IS all about you.

Why did you want to own a business? If you believe the textbook definition of an entrepreneur, it was to leverage capital and other resources to create wealth. That probably applies to about 5% of us. Or, you might have started … Continue reading

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The View from Here

    I work in a small privately owned company. I have seen my boss burn the candle at both ends year after year to make his company successful. It amazes me though that many of the folks who work around me seem to feel that they deserve the same benefits as the boss. They are annoyed when he takes a day off, makes a luxurious purchase or takes a trip because they feel that they are entitled to the same benefits. I don't get it. They certainly have not and will not risk all that they have for the sake of the company. They are very content to simply collect their check each week and never think twice about the company after work or on the weekend. It's just another symptom of the socialistic virus that is affecting this country. That's not how it should be. You're the boss. You take the risks. You deserve the rewards at some point for God's sake. Go get 'em John.

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Do you understand where this is going? Four

I ran into a friend in the gym the other day. he is the President of a tech company providing IT services to the government. What they do is highly skilled and highly sensitive.I asked him how his business was … Continue reading

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