Editor's Note: This note was first sent in July 2011 and it was updated on March 22, 2012 and sent again through Nick's NYT portal linked from the header below.
An open letter to Nick Kristof, New York Times (NYT)
Subject: Op-Ed, Bonuses for Billionaires, July 25, 2011
For such a bold person (thinking especially of your work in Darfur) with such an extraordinary mind, with a huge vision for life and a passion for love, that was one cheeky, simplistic op-ed, especially for a Rhodes Scholar with two Pulitzer awards and a law degree.
You know that both political parties are loaded with hacks and compromised souls. Neither has an upper hand.
So why not use your bully pulpit to teach? Ask a few questions. Stimulate new insights.
Given your roots inside John Harvard's book collection and Henry Dunster's creative and spirited leadership, I ask you these simple questions:
1. Legal structure: What are the roots of the corporation? Why hasn't every school child in the USA learned this simple history? Reference: http://smallbusinessschool.org/page1636.html
2. Physical structure: What is the most simple three-dimensional structure in the physical universe? Why don't we all have a quick answer?
3. Interior structure: What is perfectly enclosed within that structure? ...and within those structures therein? Why is this important? Is there continuity from the small-scale to the human-scale to the large scale?
4. Qualitative-quantitative structure: What is the quantitative-qualitative divide?
How are values and ethics created and/or imputed?
5. Geological structure: Can we reconnect the open lands?
Could we start a new, small-but-significant economic revolution as a result?
This entire economic mess we are in is because of the profound lack of values within both parties. If these people would spend as much time thinking of ways to stimulate the economy without spending a dollar, they just might get substantially creative.
With your bully pulpit, you can do the same.
Send us an e-mail...
What do you want to add to this discussion? We are all ears!
Send a note to camber at SmallBusinessSchool.org
Bruce Camber, Executive Producer / founder
Small Business School, Inc.
Private Business Channel
"...the longest-running television series on PBS stations in the USA and the Voice of America around the world about best business practices." http://smallbusinessschool.org/
"Nobody can pay or has ever paid to be on this television show. Every business owner was recommended by many local business advocates, often the local Chamber of Commerce, and confirmed by their national trade association for their leadership, generosity of spirit, ethics, and courage. http://smallbusinessschool.org/page898.html
"Many business journals provide their readers with access to daily business tips: http://smallbusinessschool.org/page1608.html