Grassroot Perspective: Hawaii Leadership, Ron Paul Was Right and Using Sin Taxes For Credit Ratings

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Better Society, Blog |

by Danny de Gracia, II A weekly liberty briefing and news guide to keep you informed and prepared on what’s UP to more freedom or DOWN to bigger, more intrusive government. Quote of the Week: “We have depended on government for so much for so long that we as a people have become less vigilant of our liberties. As long as the government provides largesse for the majority, the special interest lobbyists will succeed in continuing the...

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Grassroot Perspective: The Senate Ignores the Rules, GOP Goes Gold, And More

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Better Society, Blog | 2 comments

This article originally published in the Hawaii Reporter here. Scanning the week’s national news, views and clues with you and yours in mind By Malia Hill Quote of the Week: “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”—Thomas Jefferson Each week, we’ll be monitoring the web to find the most interesting, challenging, or important items for those who are concerned about liberty,...

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Hawaii Jobs: Outlook for Jobs in Education, Government, Military and Tourism

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Better Economy, Blog | 1 comment

by Panos Prevedouros There are basically four main industries in Hawaii: Education, Government, Military and Tourism. And a fifth large one serving these four is Services. In round numbers, education (DOE, UH system and private) employed 63,000 people in 2010, civilian federal, state and county government employed 77,000 people, the hospitality industry including entertainment, restaurants and bars employed 90,000 people, the armed forces...

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Jobs: Fundamental Trends – 2000 to 2050. How Did We Get Here and What’s in Store?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Better Economy, Blog |

by Panos Prevedouros There are three fundamental trends at play in this half century: Aging of both population and infrastructure; Advanced economies cannot absorb unskilled and low skilled laborers; and, Too many crises in one decade took our eye off the ball. The first trend affects the US more than other nations. Baby-boomers have started reaching the age of retirement and the age when health maintenance expenses increase. As a result many...

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Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Better Economy, Blog |

by Panos Prevedouros Seth Godin, marketing guru, ex-VP at Yahoo! and author of 13 books, believes that “the current recession is a forever recession” because the industrial age has ended and this means that the days when people were able to get above average pay for average work are over. Self-improvement, continuous learning and investment on oneself are key to employment otherwise “never mind the race to the top, you’ll be racing...

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