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Customer Service is Everything

Customer Service is everything. Anyone who has been in business for more than three hours knows that to be true. The funny thing, is that customer service seems to be falling away. The first time you go into a store and see a self-checkout register, you go to it for the novelty of it. The second time you do it...

The Cost of Labor Compared to Materials

I suppose this is one of those things that has been gnawing at me for a while and it has finally reached some point of manifestation. It may not be completely formed out yet, but it's time to get it down on pen and paper, even if it is electronic. Even with the economic down turn of the last four...

What Can Liberals Learn From Doggy Poop and Swimming Pools?

One of biggest goals among liberals is to drastically change, if not outlaw, the right to own guns. The number one argument is that if you outlaw guns then criminals will not be able to own guns meaning they won't be able to use them to further their criminal pursuits. What these gun control advocates fail to see is that...

Foresight or Stupidity?

Last week, Greg LeBlanc, Sr., owner of the Geri LeBlanc Pontiac Buick GMC franchise here in the Thibodaux area announced he is terminating his franchise agreement with GM. He cited the viability of GM as a going concern as his reason for closing the franchise. Is this foresight on his part, as the Big Three (Ford, General Motors, Chrysler) automakers...

The Real Cause of Bank Failures During the Great Depression

Category is Economics National
The Great Depression is often said to have been triggered by the Wall Street Crash of 1929 which is said to have caused many of the bank failures in late 1929 early 1930. The real cause is government policies. The first problem was the passage of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act in 1930. By raising tariff's on over 20,000 imported goods,...


Category is Economics National
The stock market has wounded many 401(k) and IRA retirement accounts. Many people are wondering ever more so if they will have the funds to retire and lead the retirement lifestyle they were looking for. Here's the first basic rule of saving for retirement: Never put into the stock market what you will need in the next five years. This...

Who Caused the 2008 Economic Woes?

Category is Economics National
This is not your typical blog post, especially from me. This is a copy of an email I sent to a friend of mine. As you can summize, he's liberal and I'm conservative. Seems to me, the Dems have a lot of hands in pot of economic woes. Was it just plain deceit or was it a conspiracy for select...
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