Barry Brownstein

Barry Brownstein

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Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership. He blogs at BarryBrownstein.com.

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You Can’t Stop Fascism by Killing the Next Hitler

Joshua Witt sports a haircut fashionable among young men—full on the top and buzz cut on the sides. Recently after a haircut in Colorado, a man came up to Joshua and asked, “Are you one of them neo-Nazis?” As he asked, the stranger was swinging a...

Why You Should Never Argue Balls and Strikes (in Baseball or Life)

At times, watching baseball is tedious. The pitcher steps off the mound. The hitter steps out of the box. The catcher runs out to talk to the pitcher, and the game drags on.  Average game time has stretched to over 3 hours, and there seems to...

Almost Everyone Gets the First 3 Words of the Constitution Wrong

“America is the only nation in the world that is founded on creed,” observed English writer G.K. Chesterton in What I Saw in America. America’s creed, Chesterton explained, “is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration...

Why Hate is an Easy Weed to Grow

Welsh electrician Royson Leonard recently colorized images of World War II. The images are fascinating. What struck me most was Leonard’s wise observation that “Hate is an easy weed to grow and can go unnoticed until it's too late and takes over. Be...

Can Western Civilization Survive the Next Stock Market Crash?

In a recent interview, legendary investor and author Jim Rogers forecasts a financial market crash that would be the “biggest in my lifetime.” Such dire forecasts are not hard to find, but, with the stock market hovering at all-time highs, it is...

Dishwasher-Loading Arguments are Common for a Reason

In his classic book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Dr. Stephen R. Covey urged us to “begin with the end in mind.” Covey explains: “Each part of your life— today’s behavior, tomorrow’s behavior, next week’s behavior, next month’s behavior...

Why is Europe Subsidizing Jihadists?

Does the European welfare system promote hate by allowing people to avoid learning the lessons of mutual dependence and cooperation that the workplace teaches? Consider for a moment how little we can do for ourselves. The food we eat, the clothes...

When You Stop Blaming, Real Change Begins

 “A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things,” explains entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn.  Many of us major in the practice of blaming. We spend so much time on the “who’s to blame” question that we have...

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

Recently Daniel Lattier wrote about an elementary school in Edina, Minnesota, where public school children “are being trained to see the world through the lens of race.” Robert Jones, writing in The New York Times, warns that our distinctly...

3 Warning Signs Your Life is a Sitcom About Nothing

Mo Gawdat is the Chief Business Officer at Google X—the “moonshot’ division of Google that is responsible for speculative projects, such as Google’s driverless cars. Devastated by the sudden and unexpected loss of his beloved teenage son, Ali,...

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