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Michael Barone notes that New Deal-lauding economists and historians are mistaken that poor economic times make people like big government solutions more. Rather than taking from the rich and giving to the poor, Americans want more opportunity for more people to become richer. It’s equal opportunity, not equal results or equal distribution.

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Building and taking a team to success is among the biggest challenges for small business owners.  Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” This Business of Life Network piece notes 10 steps or requirements for getting there.

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Did you know the Department of Energy could save $2.2 million by turning off its lights when they go home, or that the federal government is paying air conditioning bills for incarcerated prisoners and dead people?

Or spends $1 million putting poems in zoos.

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Chicken Soup and Success Principles author Jack Canfield says that taking personal and total responsibility for your life is the first necessary success principle. And it’s never been more important give the current difficult backdrop of the Great Recession, the real estate dive, unemployment.

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Can God take credit for the victories of a thick-set N.F.L. quarterback who scrambles in a weirdly jittery fashion, throws one of the ugliest balls in the game, completes fewer than half of his passes and has somehow won six of his team’s last seven games?

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