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Better Lives for Our Grandchildren: A Plane Crash Survivor's Perspective on Politics and Life , by Bill Robertson (Author)

A retired marketing executive of a $40 billion corporation, Bill Robertson has led an interesting life. Growing up in Niles, Michigan, he attended Harvard Business School, ran a marathon, scaled Mt. Rainier, played a round of golf with Neil Armstrong, met President Reagan, and made six holes in one. He also survived a devastating airline disaster aboard United Airlines Flight 232, which crashed in Sioux City, Iowa. The crash changed his priorities and his life. Spending time with a growing family became his top concern, and he worried for the future of his six grandkids. The future looked bleak. His grandkids’ generation might be the first to have a lower standard of living than their parents. This book, Better Lives for Our Grandchildren: A Plane Crash Survivor's Perspective on Politics and Life, shows how he applied his extensive marketing experience to examine the direction of the country by taking the reader on the journey that led to the election of Donald J. Trump as president. The country wanted change, and Bill’s book identifies why there was so much angst and what the country is doing to change direction.

August/22/2008 1:11AM
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We have an abundance of needs these days. We need energy. We need to have two wars over. We need to get our spending in check and our deficit fixed. Our financial institutions are in trouble. They need to get fixed. Our airlines are going broke. Our car manufacturing companies are going broke. Inflation is Read the full article…

August/20/2008 0:54AM
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Let’s get this right. We send $600 billion U.S. dollars a year to foreign countries for oil because we don’t want to destroy our environment by drilling here. But, we mine coal here and send it to foreign countries because we don’t want to burn it here. Mining coal does far more damage to the environment than Read the full article…

August/19/2008 20:05PM
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I get an e-mail once a week from someone telling me about the 400 billion barrels of oil that are present in the Bakken Formation. This is an extension of the Williston Basin in Wyoming which has been a great producer of oil for the U.S. for the past 25 years. This formation extends into Montana, North Read the full article…