Tag Archives: Bain Capital

Have It Your Way

Americans love freedom, or at least the idea of freedom, or the illusion of freedom, so it made sense, back in 1974, for Burger King to launch a major advertising campaign with a tag line that would stick in the … Continue reading

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Playing What-If

No third party in America has ever amounted to much of anything. Sure they exist – a Libertarian Party and a Green Party and a Socialist Party and so on – but no one pays a bit of attention to … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding Mitt

The Harry Potter movies have now all been made and will be forgotten soon enough, and all the Harry Potter books, which every kid in the world just had to read the day they hit the bookstores, will probably be … Continue reading

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That Expectation of Privacy

We’re Americans and we have that expectation of privacy – no one can read your mail, or email, or tap your phone or obtain a list of your incoming and outgoing calls, or compile a list of what books you … Continue reading

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Hazy-Crazy Days

Back in 1963, when some of us were still in high school, Nat King Cole had a big hit with Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer – the title song from the album, an album which also included On a Bicycle … Continue reading

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Casino Politics

No, you don’t matter. That’s why so many people don’t vote – unlike Australia, where it’s required by law, here voting is voluntary. There’s no fine if you stay home and watch American Idol and text in your vote for … Continue reading

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Everyone, Calm Down

You’ve seen it in a hundred Hollywood movies – the standard panic scene. You know, a giant rogue wave has barreled in out of nowhere and capsized the big fancy cruise ship, turning it upside down so that the floors … Continue reading

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