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The Unemployment Rate is a Problem

The unemployment rate has been firmly stuck at 8.2% and neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney is going to be able to fix the unemployment rate anytime soon. Let’s take off our partisan hats just for second. Let’s think about the things that we do on a daily basis. Let’s take, for example, going to the grocery store. Fewer than one out of four times that I go to the grocery store do I actually check out with the clerk. For the most part, I get in those lines in which I can scan the stuff myself, bag it myself and be

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Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell

I’ve recently had the opportunity to read two of Malcolm Gladwell’s books — Outliers and Blink!  These are two of the best books that I’ve read in a very long time (that don’t deal strictly with politics). Outliers is a book about success.  The author takes the premise that we’ve been fed over the last 30 or 40 years, that successful people work harder and are smarter than the rest of us and says he doesn’t believe that premise is true.  He then, through a series of examples, begins to convince us that people who are highly successful have opportunities that

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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