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Don’t Think Elites Just Live in Washington – They Could Be Your Colleagues, Business Associates or Friends
Today you hear a lot of discussion about elites. What exactly is an elite? TheFreeDictionary.com defines an elite as “a group or class of persons considered to
The Supreme Court Got It Wrong on States’ Authority to Tax Out-of-State Retailers
In 2018 the Supreme Court ruled on South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc. “in which the court held by a 5–4 majority that states may charge tax on
Man on the Hill Thinking vs. Of the People, By the People and For the People
I start this article by stating up front that I am an immigrant. I point out that I am an immigrant so those who read this article
Quoted on Motley Fool on When You Should Refinance and How Often You Should Refinance Your Mortgage
Recently the personal finance site Motley Fool asked me to answer some questions related to refinancing mortgages. Following are my responses. When should someone consider refinancing their
Why Can’t Average People Invest Like the Rich or How to Solve the Income Gap
We hear a lot these days about income inequality. There is even a website call inequality.org. I have written previously about income inequality in my article “The
The United Nations Got It Wrong – Security is Not A Right
What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Below is the description from the United Nations website: “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone
Were the Founding Fathers Afraid of Christians?
A colleague of mine and I were having a discussion on whether the United States was founded on Christian principles. He insists it was not and points
Should the Government Force Businesses to Enforce Immigration Law?
Illegal immigration, and the status of illegal immigrants (or undocumented workers if you want to be politically correct), is a divisive issue on the American political landscape.
The Media and the Movie Industry are Obsessed with Bad Companies – But Are They Really that Bad?
I Googled the search term “bad companies.” Other than one result that was for the rock band Bad Company, the leading search results were about companies that
How to Store Electronic Files so You Can Find Them When You Need Them
Many companies have transitioned from storing documents in filing cabinets to storing documents electronically. The process has both positive and negative repercussions. On the positive side, filing
The Bad Driver Behaviors that Drive Me Crazy!
As someone who lives in the greater Los Angeles area, I spend a lot of time driving. Even though we have clogged freeways and bad traffic, the
Kyle Rittenhouse, Ahmaud Arbery, Teachable Moments and Things That Are More Precious Than Life
Recently the president of the university where I teach accounting and finance to the CEOs and CFOs of tomorrow sent an email announcement following the verdicts in