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Thomas Jefferson quotes you probably never heard

Also, a few quotes about Thomas Jefferson. “Jefferson’s sense of Britain as a perennial foe is unsurprising and essential to understand.” Meacham writes. “He thought he was in a perennial war. And if we are to understand what he was like and what life was like for him, then we must see the world as […]

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Think of job descriptions as resumes

How often do hiring managers consider the fact that their candidates and the readers of their job descriptions may also be their customers?  Companies often do the same thing that they complain that candidates do. Several months ago, a candidate came into our office and just about commanded us to find a position for her […]

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America has always been a ‘house divided’

“There is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Do any of the following: sound familiar? Two political parties are very distrustful of each other and thought the other party was a danger to the country. One of the most influential politicians of the time, also a future president, becomes very “conspiratorial” and believes […]

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Maybe we aren’t incarcerating too many people

It’s interesting to read this article by the Brookings Institute from 1996. “Lawrence Greenfeld of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics has shown conclusively that fully 94 percent of state prisoners had either committed one or more violent crimes (62 percent) or been convicted more than once in the past for nonviolent crimes (32 percent). […]

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The good and the bad of the ‘New Jim Crow’

Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow” makes some good points, and regardless of your opinion of her work she has been deeply influential in our country’s politics and culture. I would suggest when reading her book to balance it out with Thomas Sowell’s book “Discrimination and Disparities” and “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience […]