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My sister Jo is pastor of a Lutheran church in North Dakota and a few weeks back I got to watch for the first time ever her Sunday morning service on television, thanks to technology, her church’s live stream, and the coronavirus outbreak keeping most all of us from visiting our own places o…

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One question I hear often from readers is about military transitions. Many members of the military devote the first twenty years of their career to the US Military. Around age forty, they'll retire and start entirely new careers in the civilian world. I receive questions about how to success…

The streets were nearly empty. Banks, schools, stores and even some churches were shuttered. Physicians were running out of supplies. Warehouses and storehouses of stockpiled goods were being depleted. People were dying, usually the elderly or those whose health was compromised.

Here are a few headlines about an African tragedy: “Africa’s Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions” (The Wall Street Journal), “’Unprecedented’ Locust Invasion Approaches Full-Blown Crisis” (Scientific American), “Somalia Declares Locust Outbreak a ‘National Emergency’” (The Nati…

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Loyalty is an interesting idea. Companies expect it. Many demand it. You must be a loyal employee. You must put the company's best interest first. Even if you don't agree, you should toe the company line. Otherwise, your worst fears could happen. You may find yourself without work.

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When is the best time to leave your job? Have you ever wondered when you should look? Most people wait until things are painful. Change is hard. It hurts. So many people wait until the daily pain at work outweighs the pain of change.

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Have you ever had a panel interview? It's one of those job interviews where you show up and instead of one person interviewing you, three do. Or, if you're really lucky, five or six will. I'm not talking about a situation where you have one interview after another. I'm talking about a single…

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I have been teaching economics since 1967 — 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundamenta…

In this month of love, we spend some of our time reflecting on those who are special in our lives. It's also a great time to reflect on our job, and whether or not we love doing it. Think about how you feel on Sunday evening. Are you neutral about work on Monday, or do you dread it? Are you …

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Job searching can truly be gut wrenching. It's probably like having children. After the pain of the birth is over, it can be largely forgotten. The job search is the same way, especially if you haven't looked in a while. But, when you're in it, it's like you can taste it.

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Around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, a large storm raged through DeSoto County leaving a path of destruction from Love to Fairhaven. Heavy winds screamed and howled, rains poured, and hail battered the homes of the communities. Homes were destroyed, lives were impacted, hearts were broken, an…

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 Job searching can truly be gut wrenching. It's probably like having children. After the pain of the birth is over, it can be largely forgotten. The job search is the same way, especially if you haven't looked in a while. But, when you're in it, it's like you can taste it.

Around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, a large storm raged through DeSoto County leaving a path of destruction from Love to Fairhaven. Heavy winds screamed and howled, rains poured, and hail battered the homes of the communities. Homes were destroyed, lives were impacted, hearts were broken, an…

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam apologized for his medical school blackface stunt,but he will have much more to apologize for if he signs into law a bill that attacks Virginia citizens’ Second Amendment rights. The measure is Senate Bill 16, which would ban “assault” firearms and certain fir…

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This is the perfect time to work on your 2020 plan. As you prioritize your New Year’s resolutions, consider a career cleanup along with your plans to go to the gym more often. If you’ve been thinking of a career change, whether it’s an internal promotion or moving to a new company or field a…

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Dr. Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and my longtime friend and colleague, has written an important article, “Business Ethics and Morality of the Marketplace,” appearing in the American Institute for Economic Research. It’s impor…

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