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The Payroll Carnage From The Kronos Hack

It’s a measure of the sorry state of U.S. media that one of the most devastating ransomware attacks of all time has received virtually no coverage. Millions of workers, including frontline hospital, police, and firefighters, know what I’m talking about.

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America’s Suffering Nurses Revisited

America’s nurses are suffering. A study released earlier this year revealed that nurses are 18% more likely to commit suicide than the general population. A trade publication this week estimated that one in ten nurses may have a substance abuse order.

Little wonder that an American Nurses Foundation survey in October revealed that 21 percent of U.S. nurses planned to quit the profession within six months and 29 percent were entertaining the thought.

America is already experiencing a severe nursing shortage, and the consequences of losing half the profession is beyond comprehension. America’s political leaders must take up the cause and protect the country from the greed and mismanagement of the American Hospital Association and its members.

Maine is an example of how hospital safety improves when political leaders stand in solidarity with nurses.

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GM or General Motors Headquarters in Detroit's Renaissance Center Building November 7, 2017

What’s Good For GM Isn’t Good For America

Toyota in 2021 became the No. 1 automaker in America – yet another reminder that Detroit’s days as the “Motor City” are numbered.

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Why I Despise My Email Inbox

‘Tis the time of year when corporate marketers and online engagement specialists step up their game and bombard me with phony holiday wishes, hoping to sell more goods and services. If they wanted to extend genuine goodwill, they’d forever take me off their distribution lists.

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On (Not) Buying a Gun

When I awoke a week ago this past Saturday, I was among the most rabid supporters of gun control laws, a reflection of my Canadian roots where I grew up believing that only police officers should carry guns and that I could rely on them to protect me. Less than 24 hours later, I planned on buying a gun and supported the rights of Americans to bear arms.

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When Private Equity Goes Organic

I developed a severe tummy ache upon discovering that Erewhon, my overpriced organic food emporium I mistakenly believed was 100 percent owned by a local couple, is backed by a New York private equity firm. Adding insult to injury, the CEO of the PE firm was accused by more than 300 neighbors of trying to build a McMansion on an environmentally fragile lake in Southampton.

My indigestion worsened upon discovering that private equity is heavily involved in the organic food industry, including the supply chain.

Public good rarely results from private equity involvement.

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