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[18 May 2009 | 6 Comments | ]

The United States embargo against Cuba has been in place since 1962.   In international politi-speak, an embargo is the prohibition of commerce and trade with a country.  The purpose is to cause the government of that country to have internal conflict as its economy suffers in consequence of the sanctions.    In “The Cuban Democracy Act” of 1992,  the US formally mandated continuing embargo as long as the Castro regime refuses to progress toward democratization and greater respect for human rights.   In 1996, Congress further restricted US citizens from doing business with Cuba, prohibiting any public or private assistance to the Castro regime and any successor regime, unless certain conditions demonstrating approach to …

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[6 May 2009 | Comments Off on My Entry To The Hyatt Hotel Contest :) | ]

For hundreds of years, we did not see each other. Suffering in Mumbai would have been known only anecdotally by way of merchants. In 2009, technology has enabled us to see, reach and interact with people half a world away.
For the first time since the dawn of the ages, mankind has the potential to unite, sharing resources, perspectives, brilliance, and energies, as well as a common mission: to perpetuate and grow a world symphony where individual and cultural differences are valued, and the uniqueness and integrity of individualities are …

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[6 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

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Earning Money in a Global World, Economic Opportunity, Immigration to the USA »

[6 May 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Throughout the world people hope to win the “Green Card Lottery.”  Officially known as the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” the lottery offers a chance for a new life in the United States.
The lottery randomly selects 50,000 potential immigrants who come from countries that have low rates of immigration to the United States, and offers them a chance to apply for a Green Card which will allow them permanent residence in the USA, along with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 .  The visas are not available …

Earning Money in a Global World, Economic Opportunity, Taxi Driver Wisdom »

[4 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

We all want opportunity.  In years past, opportunity was hard to come by.  Today, with the internet, opportunity is there for us.  To some degree, it may even assail us, with the seemingly endless promises of overnight wealth to be attained.
In his great work MacBeth, Shakespeare wrote: “Evil lures with trifles of truth.”  And so it does.   When someone buries a wee bit of truth within a proposition that may seem preposterous, but is yet something we would hope for, the tendency is to fixate on the bit of truth …

Earning Money in a Global World, Economic Opportunity, Men & Women »

[4 May 2009 | Comments Off on How much money can you make on the internet? | ]

How much money can you make on the Internet? Who can access internet opportunity? What are the benefits? How important is a solid command of English to internet success?

Economic Opportunity, Many Forms of Slavery, The Face of America »

[21 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

We seek prosperity, better lives for ourselves and for our children.  We access opportunity and measure success by the degree of escalation we have achieved from the point at which we started.   Yet in pursuit of  success,  too many find an endless seeking that is never satisfied.
Is it a disease of America or a disease of Man- this desire for more?  Or is the quest for “more” chiseled into the nature of our existence,  embedded in our DNA- the road map of life?  Ironically, true success and the quenching …

Economic Opportunity, Global Creativity, Heroes »

[16 Apr 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

It is a new world.  Countries and people are interconnected in ways our parents could not have imagined.  We are interdependent. And out of the web of technology that has connected us has come new possibilities for each and every individual on the planet.  We each have the power to be super-humans- super self-actualized- achieving a worldwide impact by our own actions that never before could have been possible. With the internet, we each are free to touch millions of other individuals.  We can express our views, and be heard. …

Economic Opportunity, The Face of America »

[11 Apr 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

News reports today stated that a law effected in Texas in 2008, eliminating the right of seasonal workers to obtain drivers’ licenses, has been overturned by a judge.   Hallelujah for the democratic process, which most often results in justice.
News reports today also presented an update to the recent serving of justice in the case of an immigrant college student from Florida, originally from Egypt, who was accused of engaging in terrorism, after what may or may not have been pipe bombs were found in the trunk of a car …

Earning Money in a Global World, Economic Opportunity, Social Entreprenurialism »

[11 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

In third world countries, it is the natural response of international humanitarian workers to want to increase the pay of impoverished local workers as much as possible. Compassion kicks into action when confronted by the harsh realities of families of ten subsisting on the equivalent of two U.S. dollars a day.  The individual in a position able to provide a pay raise feels compelled to do so.  Aid workers have learned the hard way, though, of the unintended consequences of such actions.
When groups of local persons working for international …