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China’s ‘superior’ economic model?

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

In a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal, Andy Stern, an Obama insider and one of organized labor’s more aggressive personalities, praised what he called “China’s superior economic model.”

Does China have a superior economic model? That depends: Superior to what?

Mr. Stern, who headed the Service Employees International Union, cited Andy Grove, founder and chairman of Intel, who concedes the 20th century’s “decisive victory of free-market principles over planned economies.” Read More»

Steve Jobs & Occupy Wall Street

Bill Gunderson's picture

Steve Jobs was a great man. Not a nice guy. That is the secret the Occupy Wall Street crowd does not know.

Apparently the greatest industrialist in American history was not always the nicest guy.

He yelled at people. He insisted they do it his way. He fired them if they did not. Sometimes he fired them if they did.

Steve Jobs set out to change the world though one simple goal: Perfection. He had to settle for excellence. He inspired a lot of people along the way. Read More»

The perfect Xmas Day

Ronda Rich's picture

If the experts are to be believed, then Christmas seldom lives up to our high expectations and that’s why so many are stricken with depression and gloom during the holidays. It’s a let-down after a big build-up. Read More»

Dealing with grief at Christmas

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Amid the joy of Christmas, there is another side to the Christmas story that is often overlooked. Not everyone was thrilled to learn of the coming of the long-awaited Messiah, especially King Herod, who could not stand the thought of anyone competing for his throne.

Feeling threatened, Herod ordered a massacre of all baby boys under age two. Among the sounds of that first Christmas were soldiers’ threats, baby’s cries, and young mothers wailing in desperation as grief collided with the good news of Christmas. Read More»

Christmas does not need defending

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Every year about now you can just about bet the farm that someone will launch a tirade against Christmas commercialism, the departure of piety, the hypocrisy of business. We are easily distracted by catchy terms, like “The reason for the season,” and we get all offended that Jesus is not honored as he should be. Read More»

The Foodie Awards

F. C. Foodie's picture

Welcome to an extremely unscientific, highly personal awards column that results in no real awards. That being said, as F.C. Foodie, I do sample lots of the local restaurants and I keep my ears open and hear the buzz from local citizens as well. The winners are all very deserving.

Breakfast

Best Breakfast Item - The Maple Bacon Donut at Lagniappe Deauxnuts in Fayetteville. It is my obsession. I love it. I honestly think of ways I can incorporate it into my life more. “Oh, we’re going to a Christmas party. Let’s bring some Maple Bacon Donuts instead of a bottle of wine.” Read More»

'Hugo': Scorsese’s film runs like an endless film reel

Kevin Thomas's picture

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Movies come out every year. They get good reviews, bad reviews, and mixed reviews. I, as a critic, enjoy reviewing these numerous films, the good, the bad, and the too ugly for words. I am a person who usually either likes a movie or hates it. The point is that I don’t give mixed reviews to many films. I will give a film a mixed review if I believe a proper tone is not set, the events are odd or if it starts out one way and ends another. “Hugo” is an example of the first and third reasons for me giving a film a mixed review. Read More»

Worth the wait

Michael Boylan's picture

Prior to last Wednesday morning, I had never camped outside a store for anything. By the time I was interested in going to concerts, the days of camping outside a music store or a Ticketmaster outlet were nearly over and there has never been a deal good enough to slice through the fog of my Thanksgiving food coma to get me out on Black Friday. Last week I was finally presented with something that I would wait in a line all night for - a chance to meet Stephen King and have him sign a book. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Dec. 19, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Tree removal permits, new PTC Video, Bring One for the Chipper, and more . . . Read More»

Grandma's Spirit Fruitcakes

Rick Ryckeley's picture

The fruitcake has somehow gotten a bad reputation, and it’s time once and for all to put an end to it — the bad reputation, not the fruitcake.

The multi-colored mixed fruit and nut concoction is indeed a holiday treat for some, a gag gift to others, and — to the very young — a food item to be avoided at all cost.
Some even say there have been only a few thousand fruitcakes ever produced; they just keep getting passed around from one family to the next. Read More»

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