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COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE AMERICAN DREAM

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

Recently, Dr. Philip Kotler (widely acknowledged as the father of modern marketing) authored a blog post entitled “What is the American Dream? Do we need a new one with Covid-19?”.  In the post, Dr. Kotler referenced some of my work with Xavier University on the quantification of the American Dream.  He also raised some important […]

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Top 5 Most Frequently Read Posts

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Thank you for visiting the website. This highlights the top 5 most frequently visited posts. You might want to check and see if you have read them all. They are all fairly short reads. I wonder if you will agree they should be the top 5.

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Which States Are The Happiest?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Quote attributed to Aristotle What is happiness? Researchers tend to think of it as being satisfied with and having meaning in your life. It is a measure of personal positivity. There are a number of studies that confirm the […]

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Which States Are Considered The Safest?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. quote attributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero You don’t have to go any further than the headlines of today’s publications to appreciate the importance of feeling safe in your community. Global jihadists have made this a front and center issue. But Islamism isn’t the only safety […]

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Which States Have the Highest Trust In Government?

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Trust is like an eraser, it gets smaller and smaller after every mistake. Trust in government is not a topic often explored or discussed. That is a problem because the degree of public trust in government is important to understand. Pew Research recently published their National Election Study finding that only 20% of Americans say […]

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Which States Offer the Best Education Quality?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. quote attributed to Albert Einstein Eric Hanushek is a professor at Stanford University. He wrote chapter #16 on education quality and economic growth in the book titled “The 4% Solution”.  Eric’s thesis is an economy’s ability to grow (i.e. innovate, […]

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Which States Embrace Entrepreneurial Thinking?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Which states truly value entrepreneurial thinking? Which states seem not to? Is your state listed among the top?

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Which States Are The Most Diversity Friendly?

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Quote attributed to Stephen Covey There are few topics more emotionally charged than diversity. Nobody likes to see him or herself or have others see them as prejudice. In politics the subject has become a weapon to demonize opponents. Routinely, misogynistic, xenophobic, sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic are used […]

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Which States Are The Most Optimistic?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it is more like Cha-Cha. Oscar Wilde once said the difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that the optimist sees the donut, the pessimist the hole. It is an interesting variation on the glass half […]

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Does Where You Live Impact Your Happiness?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Now and then it is good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Quote attributed to Guillaume Apollinaire   What is happiness? According to Psychology Today it is an elusive state of well-being that encompasses living a good life of meaning and deep satisfaction. Maybe not surprisingly, money is important to […]

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