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Idealogues Don’t Agree

Alan Partis | January 30, 2009

An idealogue is someone who carries strong convictions of their ideas or beliefs. Two idealogues holding differing ideas, beliefs, opinions, or points of view are, by definition, never going to agree. For a third party to expect any other result is lunacy. The American Founding Fathers were idealogues who envisioned a new society based on [...]

It’s Not Your Job to Lose

Alan Partis | January 2, 2009

One thing that troubles me is the apparent underlying assumption that he seems to be making. That is that a ‘job’ is something to which we have some sort of right. As someone who has employed people in the past, and hopes to employ people in the future, I have found there is often a great deal of confusion about ‘ownership’ of a job.

What Do You Mean by That?

Alan Partis | September 7, 2001

I originally wrote this essay on September 7, 2001.  It is written from the perspective of Julius Caesar. —– Most of you know me, Julius Caesar, as a ruler of Ancient Rome (though we didn’t think it was so ancient in my day).  And while I suspect most of my readers don’t think a great [...]