In January, 2007, David Beckham, an aging European soccer player, signed a contract worth a quarter of a billion dollars to play soccer in the United States.
Dr. Gary North has been a frequent lecturer for American Vision for more than 20 years. On February 4th, we received the sad news that Dr. North’s youngest son died unexpectedly. In tribute to Caleb and a reminder of our own mortality, American Vision is publishing the following. My son, the youngest of my four […]
Scooter Libby is facing one of the most fearful things of modern life: a lawsuit brought by the United States Government. The government can and will spend millions of dollars to convict him. He will probably spend everything he owns to defend himself. If he is found innocent, the government will not issue an apology, nor will he be compensated. Your tax dollars and mine will pay for Mr. Fitzgerald’s adventure.
There is nothing like a weekend in a maximum-security prison to enable a person to appreciate the blessings of liberty. I do this several times a year. I am part of a volunteer ministry called Kairos. That is the Greek word for “special time,” as distinguished from chronos: “clock time.” The organization is well-named. It offers a very special time. Anywhere from 30 to 40 “free worlders” go into a prison.
I have learned over the years that very few companies systematically and relentlessly honor the fundamentals of marketing. That’s because all of the rules of marketing come back to the same free market principle: the economic authority of the consumer.
The death of Johnny Carson was a major story all over the English-speaking world, as a Google search indicates. Yet he had been off the air for 13 years. He had become invisible – an amazing feat for anyone with a face so recognizable. The BBC asked for written comments, some of which it published a couple of hours later. I submitted this:
One of the most popular of all Christmas songs was written by one of America’s great pop singers, Mel Tormé. It begins, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. . . ." It’s called "The Christmas Song." It was written in 1945 and was turned into a seasonal classic in 1946 by Nat "King" Cole-in my book, the greatest of America’s pop singers.