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Erik Hare
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Greece has voted “no”. The word is “oxi”, pronounced something like “ohee” in phonetic English, but with a little bit stuck in your throat on the “h” as if you are spitting on the European Central Bank (ECB). It may well be that this deal had to be…
Greece has voted “no”. The word is “oxi”, pronounced something like “ohee” in phonetic English, but with a little bit stuck in your throat on the “h” as if you are spitting on the European Central ...
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On Sunday, 5 July, voters in Greece will head to the polls on an utterly unique referendum on a proposed bailout. The process is non binding, the question itself is strange, and the consequences of it are completely unknown. What does any of it mean? The…
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The Rebel Flag still flies in front of the South Carolina Statehouse. I’ve been slow to comment on this despite being very passionate about the issue as a Son of the New South for one simple reason – this is playing out in a very complex and different way…
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The tidbits of popular inspiration roll through twitter and facebook in a nearly constant stream.  You want your stuff retweeted or shared through the networks?  Come up with a bit of folk enlightenment, maybe put it into a jpg pic as a “meme” (a horrible…
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Are you not working a full 40 hours a week, though you would like to? A solid 4.1% of all workers report that they are, in technical terms, “Part Time for Economic Reasons”, which is to say that they’d jump at the chance for a full time job but don’t have…
Are you not working a full 40 hours a week, though you would like to? A solid 4.1% of all workers report that they are, in technical terms, “Part Time for Economic Reasons”, which is to say that th...
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For those of you who know me well, this is a piece from seven years ago which I have to re-use on a very bizzy day. The study of word origins, or etymology, is often fascinating. Words come to our language from many different places and many different…
For those of you who know me well, this is a piece from seven years ago which I have to re-use on a very bizzy day. The study of word origins, or etymology, is often fascinating. Words come to our ...
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For Independence Day, I can never do better than this old story I love to retell as often as I can.  Enjoy the holiday! The misunderstandings and suspicions melted away, as they always do, after a few litres of liquid bread that the Germans call “Bier”.…
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The Supreme Court has released a number of opinions, and it’s been a tough week for conservatives. Most of the focus has been on the big political fights – federal subsidy for state “Obamacare” exchanges was upheld and marriage equity is the law of the…
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Robert Reich is a great leader in the Democratic Party.  After serving as Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 he became a fixture in thoughtful magazines, speeches, and talk shows.  He is currently a Chancellor’s Professor at the Goldman School of Public…
Robert Reich is a great leader in the Democratic Party.  After serving as Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 he became a fixture in thoughtful magazines, speeches, and talk shows.  He is currentl...
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Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. It sounds like a great idea on the surface of it – lower trade barriers and require trade partners to improve working conditions in developing nations. There’s only one problem with it – no one knows what it is. That’s…
Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. It sounds like a great idea on the surface of it – lower trade barriers and require trade partners to improve working conditions in developing nations. There’s on...
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“A person who is not a liberal in their youth has no heart, but a person who is not a conservative by middle age has no brain.” Attributions and variations attributed to many people, including Disraeli, Churchill, and Burke Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) isn’t…
“A person who is not a liberal in their youth has no heart, but a person who is not a conservative by middle age has no brain.” Attributions and variations attributed to many people, including Disr...
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The forecast calls for the cold and stormy June to resume here in the middle of this vast continent after a brief heat wave. We’ve come to rely on weather forecasters to at least give us a guess as to what it will be like as the lazy days demand outdoor…
The forecast calls for the cold and stormy June to resume here in the middle of this vast continent after a brief heat wave. We’ve come to rely on weather forecasters to at least give us a guess as...
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Writer and Small Biz Consultant
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Saint Paul
Previously
Miami - PIttsburgh
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There is no box, and I won't even try to imagine one.
Introduction
A writer, consultant, and engineer.  Father of two wonderful kids!
Bragging rights
9 patents, restored historic home, written novel, dunno what else
Education
  • Carnegie-Mellon
    Chemical Engineering
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