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Byron McNutt

People Make the Difference


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or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.

 



Income inequality gap grows
By Byron McNutt

THE PAY STRUCTURE of the professional sports leagues, such as the NFL, the NBA and the MLB, seem to be a microcosm of the overall U.S. economy. That being the rich get richer at the expense of the middle class. The top 1 percent get a disproportionate share of the pie.

U.S. income inequality has been growing for nearly three decades, according to IRS figures studied by University of California-Berkeley economists. I’ll get back to pro sports comparison a little later.

There seems to be a growing resentment in America about this income inequality. A successful economic system works best when the middle class is healthy and growing.

That is not the case today. We should be concerned

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:18 PM
 
Insights gleaned over generations
By Byron McNutt

THERE’S NOTHING more interesting and thought provoking than words of wisdom or words from the wise — handed down generation to generation. There’s no shortage of these tidbits and I’m happy to be able to share a few with you.

Along life’s path here are some that are spoken over and over again and not really credited to any particular historian.

The girl who searches too long for a smart cookie is apt to wind up with a crumb.

If you want a place in the sun, you must expect some blisters.

The honeymoon is over when he stops

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:25 PM
 
‘The power of positive thinking’
By Byron McNutt

“AMERICA CANNOT be the great nation it was destined to be, unless we restore to it the faith in the old American principle of resourceful, resolute human beings standing as individuals.”

That is a quote by the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. He was a minister and author. He wrote the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Dr. Peale died 20 years ago at age 95. We seem to be missing men and women like him today.

The real secret to success is adopting seven values and living

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:04 PM
 
Upon further video review
By Byron McNutt

A BIG PART of our fascination with sporting events is the unscripted spectacle of human drama. Purists argue that the overuse of video replay could kill that element of the game.

You make the call.

Many devout fans remind us: “It’s not baseball if you can’t hate the umpire.” This idea was shared by Jerry Cianciolo of Boston in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. He is a sports fan, writer and chief editor at Emerson and Church, Publishers.

Instant video review

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 2:59 PM
 
America is still the land of opportunity
By Byron McNutt

IT IS INTERESTING to note that today’s high school and college graduates may have, or may change jobs, 15 times during their working careers. How times have changed in the last few generations when workers would stay with one employer for 40 years.

As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend, it is good to know that being useful is the best job security you’ll ever have. It is also important to be flexible and be able to adjust to our changing world.

Labor Day is a good time to remind ourselves that there is honor in all work, no matter what kind of work it is. We all have God-given talents and we need to discover them. We need to be exposed to a variety of opportunities in order to find our calling.

This reminds me of something English

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:11 PM
 
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