Category: BPR Articles

IS ECONOMIC PATRIOTISM DEAD?

I have written extensively about the urgent need for American companies to stop offshoring operations and jobs, and to start repatriating overseas functions, in order to reduce the massive U.S. unemployment triggered by the pandemic.  I have also formed an organization designed to promote legislation to return offshored jobs to America called RESTORE, an acronym […]

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BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD

Small business owners turned more pessimistic in December than they have been since the pandemic erupted last spring, with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index falling by a staggering 5.5 points from November and almost 9 points from October, when it nearly matched its pre-crisis high.  Nine of the ten […]

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The Best Time to Innovate Is During Times of Crisis

Leaders don’t grow when they’re confined within their comfort zones. Think about your last great idea: You didn’t arrive at it when you were feeling lethargic or unproductive, which can happen when you’ve held yourself captive to your routine for too long. No, it was likely sparked by a flash of imagination, or perhaps it […]

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The Importance Of Being People-Focused In A Numbers World

What makes a great leader? This hotly debated question has everyone weighing in, and your answer might reveal a lot about your leadership approach. People have studied different leadership traits and determined which are effective and which can have damaging repercussions. Such studies neatly tie a bow around each style and assign it a label. […]

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NEW EPI REPORT CONFIRMS THAT TRUMP’S POLICIES HAVE EXACERBATED FOREIGN OFFSHORING

On August 3, 2020, President Trump issued yet another executive order trumpeted as another bullet in his alleged battle against foreign offshoring of American jobs, requiring federal contractors to report whether outside contractors and subcontractors on contracts awarded during the last two years “performed in foreign countries services previously performed in the United States.”  Trump […]

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CONGRESS NEEDS TO PASS ANOTHER ROUND OF PPP FUNDING NOW

Congress left town last week for its summer recess without passing a new economic stimulus package, and while few doubt that such a package will eventually pass, much confusion exists as to whether, and under what conditions, it will contain another round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP stopped taking applications […]

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Effective Leadership: CEOs Need Both IQ And EQ

Should leaders be high-thinking? Or high-feeling? That’s actually the wrong question—since the best leaders manage to be the best of both. Leaders are expected to possess a culmination of all the best personal characteristics. As such, leaders often feel like they’re being pulled in a million different directions. CEOs must be unwavering, yet flexible; fearless, […]

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TRUMP’S ANTI-OFFSHORING RHETORIC RINGS HOLLOW

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect on July 1, 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that had been in effect for over 25 years.  Predictably, the Trump administration’s United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, hailed the USMCA as an example of how President Trump has kept his campaign promise […]

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