ARTICLES WRITTEN BY RONALD C. TOBIN
HYPOCRISY OF CORPORATE AMERICA
Appeared in THE THOUGHT, September/October 1998 issue.
Modern Corporate America appears to have found a new tool in its struggle to motivate and retain quality employees. This tool was developed by the Harvard Business School, and is commonly referred to as Breakthrough Service. The concept holds that
employee satisfaction leads to employee loyalty, which in turn leads to customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. When the first four objectives are achieved, the final result is greater profitability and revenue . . .
Appeared in the July/August 2002 issue of THE THOUGHT.
Slavery is a reprehensible practice that is likely as old as civilization itself, if not in fact older. For most of that time it has, in one form or another, been regarded as a legal form of property. In some cultures, one could even sell oneself
into slavery. Selling ‘surplus’ children into slavery was a relatively common practice in ancient Europe. In Rome, one could be forced into slavery to pay off debt, and then be allowed to buy one’s way back out of it. When it comes to the . . .
THE SPECTRE OF LONELINESS
Appeared in THE THOUGHT, November/December 2000 issue.
I know that some of the people reading this fine publication have a great deal of personal experience with the loneliness on the streets. As I have been fortunate enough, at least so far in my life, to keep a roof over my head and stay off those
streets, I cannot address that issue. I can write about the type of loneliness that I know only too well: that which is self imposed for various reasons. You can indeed be successful and be lonely. You can have a beautiful home and be . . .
Appeared in the January/February 2001 issue of THE THOUGHT.
Victim disarmament, more popularly referred to as gun control, is proving to be a rather vexing issue for libertarians. Here in the United States, it is all too common for well meaning libertarians to refer to and rely on the Second Amendment of the
Bill of Rights when discussing the basic right to keep and bear arms. Such reference and reliance is a grave error because it at least implicitly (if not explicitly) supports the notion that rights are something that governments have a legitimate right to give and to take away.
Besides that . . .