I seem to constantly have the discussion with friends and colleagues as to the relevancy of networks as we see the decline of viewership on television and the rise of viewership through online and mobile. However, I haven’t changed my view. I think they do matter. They still help consumers […]

Do Television Networks Matter

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/finance/2013/04/08/where-do-uninsured-americans-live/. Providing affordable health care has been a hot-button political issue for decades. Many Americans could not afford costs for regular checkups and other preventive health options because they didn’t have health insurance. The lack of insurance became increasingly critical as uninsured patients jammed […]

Where do uninsured Americans live?

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/finance/2013/02/25/which-states-will-the-military-sequestration-affect-the-most/. Sequestration is a front-and-center issue for everyone these days. While many people may not know exactly what the term means, they know to be worried on March 1 if no agreement is in place and $109 billion in annual spending cuts go into effect […]

Which states will the military sequestration affect the most?

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2013/02/14/who-buys-all-the-flowers-and-jewelry-on-valentines-day/. Hopefully, the “hearts and flowers” of Valentine’s Day will spread to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. After all, Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest holiday observances in the U.S. and presents a chance for politicians to mark the day with gifts […]

Who buys all the flowers and jewelry on Valentine’s Day?

This article was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/finance/2013/02/04/the-changing-demographics-of-the-u-s/. The demographics of the U.S. population are changing dramatically. We are becoming a much more diverse society due to the growth of minority populations and immigration. Illegal immigration is a hot topic, generating strong feelings on both sides of the issue. The Office of […]

The Changing Demographics of the U.S.

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/finance/2012/12/24/who-preparing-retirement/. These days, planning for retirement is a concern for most Americans.  In the past, many Americans relied on Social Security and company pensions to fund their retirement. Today, Social Security does not pay enough for some people to be comfortable in their retirement, […]

Who is preparing for retirement?

This was originally posted at:http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/11/12/the-effect-demographics-presidential-election/. Demographics played a large part in the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. The minority population has changed over the past several years, greatly changing the dynamics of the country, which has a large effect on national politics. In 2000, 12.5% of the population was […]

The Effect of Demographics in the Presidential Election

There has been a lot of talk about PBS and its funding during this year’s presidential race.  Mitt Romney stated during the first presidential debate that if elected he plans to cut funding to PBS.  This was a hot discussion topic as the network, which receives both public and private […]

PBS – Who Contributes?

This was originally posted at http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/09/24/examining-iowas-political-leanings/. Iowa is one of the key swing states in the upcoming presidential election.  With 6 electoral votes up for grabs (one less from the 2008 election due to population shifts), it is an important state for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to win.   Since […]

Examining Iowa’s Political Leanings