Archive for April 2016


One of the most expansive periods of economic growth in American history occurred in the era between 1860 and 1900. Even though this period of time is a bit too far back to live in our corporate memory, it really set the stage for the lives we live and the prosperity that we (and now, much of the world) enjoys.

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As a father to six young, energetic kids, I hear this question (and about eight hundred variations of the same) quite often. I remember one morning pulling out of our driveway to begin a road journey to Texas, and one of the kids blurting out something about wishing we were there already.

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