Coffee, Tea, and Labor Day

    I was taken aback yesterday after I read an email that I received from Mr. Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks.  I was certainly not expecting it, for I am accustomed to receiving coupons and promotions from the typical newsletter, but never a letter from its CEO.  Based on Starbucks stance on different issues, I have always been under the impression that politically, Mr. Schultz | Read More »

    China Could Never Hold a Candle to the U.S.

    “In the era of Mao, China was known as a virtually crime-free society,” says Steven F. Messner, a University of Albany sociology professor who studies criminality. “Evidence abounds, however, that the Communist Party leadership’s ideal of a “harmonious society” remains a target, not the reality” — The actual issue is: yes, crime still exists (at lower rates), but how the government chooses to disseminate the | Read More »