Obama’s Kabuki Theater

Obama’s Kabuki Theater

The sales push behind Washington’s latest “free-trade” agreement amounts to Kabuki theater. What’s Kabuki? It’s a 17th-century form of Japanese drama, featuring elaborate sets and costuming, rhythmic dialogue, and stylized acting and...
The 10 Greediest Americans of 2011

The 10 Greediest Americans of 2011

You don’t have to make millions to rate as an all-star greedster. You do have to be ruthless, self-absorbed, and insensitive to others. Here’s my list of the 10 greediest Americans of 2011. 10. Michael T. Duke, Wal-Mart CEO Duke takes home his millions —...
Apple’s Steve Jobs: Not Quite Henry Ford

Apple’s Steve Jobs: Not Quite Henry Ford

Steve Jobs has the rare privilege of attending his own funeral. Who among us hasn’t wanted to do that — to see who’s there, who’s not; who’s crying and who seems perfectly calm, even bored? He’s not dead, of course, but ever since...

Toyota: Japan’s General Motors

When I was a lad, growing up in the shadow of the Ford Rouge plant in Detroit, Japan was known for the manufacture of junky products–cheap knickknacks and toys that broke in your hand. With World War II, Japanese products disappeared, leaving some of us to...