November 30, 2008
Take a survey of the world's industrialized economies, both now and since the beginning of industrialization. One would be hard pressed to find just one that fit the model of a libertarian's ideal state. That's because such a state doesn't occur in nature. Just as the middle class does not naturally occur without the assistance of a strong central government (and progressive taxes, natch), so too is a well-oiled, corruption-free, strong capitalist economy accompanied by a government that intervenes on behalf of its constituents, balancing the needs of all parties such that one cannot completely dominate all the others. This is not the same as mandating income equality, which is a pointless exercise, but rather a system of checks and balances to ensure that hard work does not go unrewarded.
Let us now enjoy our new foray into Socialist Democracy.
September 19, 2008
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June 10, 2008
June 03, 2008
When it comes to developing career and business sense, I must confess to being not simply a late bloomer and a laggard, but a complete imbecile for most of my adult life. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to take career development more seriously. And what was the catalyst for that? Why, the birth of a child, of course.
Since then, I’ve learned a few things that I’ll share here. In case you’re wondering, I don’t or haven’t done all of these, but I regret not doing some of them and will incorporate the rest now and in the future. However, I will mention that I’ve used many of these tips to triple my earnings in 4 years. Also, I’ve wanted to write this article for some time now, and it is the accumulation of knowledge gathered from my experience at several companies, not just one or two.
April 10, 2008
April 09, 2008
It's been almost 3 years since I last saw the earthquakes play live - and now we'll get that chance again. Unfortunately, it just had to coincide with Lug Radio Live, which I must attend for BytesFree.org.
This Saturday the Quakes take on the Fire in the same big-ass stadium in the east bay where the Raiders and A's play. What is it, again? Oh yeah, the coliseum.
So while I'll have to miss it, *you* can still go, and you should. Unfortunately, I've already given away my tickets to some other lucky individual, so you'll have to get yours elsewhere ;)
April 07, 2008
We will have a table at the expo. Also, Ilan and I will be speaking on Sunday at 3pm.
If you’d like to come by and say hello, or if you’re interested in helping out, please do let us know.
In getting ready for Lug Radio Live, we've had to refresh the site material to reflect some of the changes we've made organizationally, including a new mission statement:
April 04, 2008
Listen now - doesn't include Sticky Fingers, but it's really really good stuff.
April 03, 2008
No, what you just felt is the IMMINENT START TO THE REVIVED SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!!
Set your calendars - the 'Quakes take on the LA Galaxy tonight on ESPN2 at 7:30 PDT.
I was disappointed by the winter seasonal doppelbock offered up by Trader Joe's under the "Josephs Brau" label (contract brewed by Gordon Biersch). Knowing it was brewed by Gordon Biersch, I expected the same quality but came away disappointed. But that was when it was sold for $5.99 per 6-pack. Last week, I guess they were trying to move excess inventory, and it was going for $2.99! Apparently, I wasn't the only one unimpressed. So at $5.99, I'll pass, but at $2.99? Oh yeah, baby! I see more decent but not that great doppelbock in my future.
March 22, 2008
You can see the match live on Fox Soccer Channel (613 on DirecTV) at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT on Sunday.
March 20, 2008
For those of you who missed it, the above video clip saves for all eternity the "streak" that took place in last weekends Olympic qualifying match between the USA and Honduras.
Someone managed to track down her MySpace page and interviewed her. And of course, the obligatory snapshot:
(above photo Borrowed from SF at The Offside Rules)
If the US wins, they're guaranteed a place in Beijing. If you're interested, the match is on Fox Soccer Channel and ESPN Deportes at 9pm EDT / 6pm PDT.
March 18, 2008
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March 16, 2008
Mexican arrogance about soccer is almost entirely undeserved - and inexplicable. The fact is, they've always been on the wrong side of Brazil and Argentina and really have not fared better than your run of the mill South American contenders. Yet, from hearing them describe their love affair with futbol, you would think they deserved to be in the upper soccer echelon. They don't.
In many ways, and this will bring a tear to many a Mexican eye, their soccer history really isn't so much further along than the USA. Until very recently, many of their players were just as tactically naive as Americans - everyone knows the craftiest footballers come from the big 2 in South America. Everyone else is just fighting over the scraps. Other than better foot skills, which does count for something, Mexico really doesn't have any better coaching, better soccer IQ, or for the last 10 or so years, a better team.