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Small Business on the Brink

Small businesses are closing in record numbers. This might not matter except that it’s small business that creates most American jobs. “Timothy Leary famously coined the definitive 60s counterculture phrase, “Turn on, tune in, drop out” in 1966. (According to Wikipedia, In a 1988 interview with Neil Strauss, Leary said …

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Scotland County North Carolina Mired in Depression (Part 2)

Click Here to read Part 1 Scotland County remains mired in a Deep Depression. We’re the most economically depressed county in all North Carolina. Mill and manufacturing operations fled heavily unionized, high tax, highly regulated northern states during the 1940’s and 50’s. Later, when those same companies discovered that NAFTA …

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What Happens When We Buy Jobs?

Huge corporations like Walmart, Walgreen, MacDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Nestle’s, etc. keep the real cost of their products and services hidden from consumers. When we invite and incentivize low wage jobs into our community, the only winners are the mega corporations. Taxpayers get stuck with the true costs by having …

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KFC Opens Restaurant using Robots Only

While Scotland County Economic Development is trying to bring back the good old days of low skill, low pay factory style jobs, the rest of the world continues to move forward, leaving us even further in the dust. Kentucky Fried Chicken just opened its first restaurant run entirely by robots, …

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Automation = Fewer Jobs

Scotland County desperately needs jobs. An expensive new Economic Development Director was recently hired to ‘make it happen’. Previous directors failed to produce results. In today’s rapidly shifting employment environment this is going to be a daunting challenge. AI (artificial intelligence) driven automated robotics is progressing at an unimaginable pace …

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