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Nov 1, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

I don't know you, obviously, but I like your "abrasive" personality. You just seem honest and real, and I appreciate it. Also enjoy language like "shit-eating lawyers." That feels real too. I'll be turning into a paid subscriber soon. But I have pre-ordered the book! Thank you for your work.

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Nov 1, 2023·edited Nov 1, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

As if you would recount personal stories of flipping off other drivers or some such.

Today's post has made me curious about "employee-owned" companies. Publix states that it's 80% employee-owned. They hire a CEO (who is well paid, but not as well paid as Kroger's CEO). The founding family holds 20%, which probably gives them meaningful control. Something for me to go down a rabbit hole or two about.

The corporate/shareholder model isn't the only one, as anyone with a credit union membership/account can attest to. CU's aren't perfect, and I don't know how many are unionized, but I'm happy letting them hold my money.

The May 2028 target date is very interesting - early enough in an election year to possibly have some effects.

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Great article! I love the empowerment it encourages.

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Nov 1, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

Workers of the world, unite!

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Well, unions and management negotiate power, yes, and it can be nasty, I agree. But if a more cooperative approach meant a stronger business with better products and prospects, why wouldn’t a free society entertain that variety of labor relations too? Personally, I abhor dictatorships of any persuasion, whether those of unrestrained capitalism or the vaunted “dictatorship of the proletariat.” As the protagonist in “Lucky Jim” observed, nice things are incomparably nicer than nasty ones.

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Nov 1, 2023Liked by Hamilton Nolan

Keep up the good work, big guy!

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With all due respect, sir, rape and pillage is not capitalism. Capitalism requires two absolute prerequisites. A fair and free market and strictly enforced thoughtfully placed consumer protection.

The United States has neither.

Please work on your verbiage and appropriate words. Words have meetings. You can’t assign random. Definitions to validate an argument.

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"If are doing something that makes a management-side attorney cry and moan, you are clearly on the right track."

So, you're saying it's open season on wedgies for management-side attorneys?

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In my opinion, you have a confrontational personality and it would help more than hurt

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