Content by William A. Levinson

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The phrase “elephant in the living room” refers to a major problem that everybody knows is there, but nobody wants to acknowledge. Acknowledging and defining the problem is, of course, the first...
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The Golden Rule “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” may have applied in biblical times when the “others” lived in your village and shared your values and attitudes. Someone halfway...
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In their article “Deconstructing Inherently Safe Technology,” authors Glenn Hess and Jeff Johnson warn of the risks that result from high inventories of hazardous chemicals, and cite four...
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Car dealers’ successful efforts to ban the sale of Tesla Motors cars in several states reinforces the growing belief that the Internet has turned dealers into nonvalue-adding parasites. This is...
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President Obama’s State of the Union address called for an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. $7.25 an hour, or even $10.10 an hour, is an appallingly low...
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The adage that the only bad publicity is no publicity may apply to celebrities, but this article will show how the wrong kind of fascination can be enormously destructive to businesses that...
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William A. Levinson
Colonel Paul Linebarger, one of the world’s foremost authorities on psychological warfare, had this to say about propaganda: “Propaganda consists of the planned use of any form of communication...
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William A. Levinson
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is supporting strikes by fast-food workers who want $15 an hour. According to Workers’ World, “Most earn the federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25 or...
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Cattle farmers, hog farmers, and other meat producers need to pay close attention to this latest development in their industry. It's quite likely that, unless they adopt a new business model, they...
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Few quality professionals would want to hear somebody call their quality policies propaganda, but they are exactly that by definition. “Propaganda consists of the planned use of any form of...