Will An Italian Professor Save Capitalism?

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by Jack Criss
BAMSouth.com Publisher

I cannot recommend highly enough Luigi Zingales’ latest book, “A Capitalism For The People: Recapturing The Lost Genius Of American Prosperity.” But the recommendation comes with caveats.

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Hand Me Ups

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by Jack Criss
BAMSouth.com Publisher

Hand me downs: the phrase usually conjures up somewhat pejorative ideas and images: an item previously-owned being donated or passed down to a needy recipient in a act of charity.

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Business Does Indeed Always Matter

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by Jack Criss
BAMSouth.com Publisher

Business is the glue that holds our communities together.

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Bite The Bullet Points…And Predictions!

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by Jack Criss
BAMSouth.com Publisher

I trust and hope all of you had a happy and safe Christmas and wish everybody all the best for the New Year.

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The Left, The Pope And Thinking For Yourself

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I’m somewhat amused by the sudden popularity of the new Pope.

Pope Francis, TIME Magazine’s “Man Of The Year,” is being hailed now by many on the political Left as the voice of reason, of sensible egalitarianism and as an important cultural critic of rampant, unbridled capitalism.

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The Smiling Face Of Customer Service

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The Holiday Season can bring out the best in people—and the worst.

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Privacy? You’ve Got To Be Kidding

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Do you remember when the internet really took off off in the mid-90s and so many commentators heralded the brave new age of creativity, independence—and freedom?

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Small Business Saturday: A Short Story

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“Thank you again, Mrs. Murphy. And have a great holiday.” The well wishes that he made were sincere to his last customer as she took her small purchase and headed for the door. Still, James Tinsley couldn’t help but feel disappointed.  He had opened his craft shop an hour early this day—”Small Business Saturday” the corporate credit company had dubbed it—in hopes that the Christmas shoppers would, if not flood into the store, at least trickle in steadily.

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The Sheer Beauty Of The Transaction

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Have you ever just stopped and really looked at the shelves in a grocery store?

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The Truth: Probably Somewhere In The Middle?

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Consider this column a plea for, and a heaping of praise on, moderation.
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