Access to a Livelihood

I believe strongly in empowerment for career readiness and access. I have focused in blogging on five ways in which we can give everyone greater access to the careers of their choice:

I will periodically write blogs or, in other ways, provide financial support for organizations that address these issues.  Generally, if given a choice, I will refuse to contribute to a candidate who strongly advocates much higher minimum wages, because promoting higher minimum wages is philosophically so at odds with what I believe that I have to wonder about the candidate’s values.

Books and Resources
"Learning by Doing: The Real Connection between Innovation, Wages and Wealth"

My Partners & Resources

The Workplace
The Insitute for Justice
Common Good
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Anyone who proclaims that universal health insurance or healthcare reform is the “solution” to health insurance cost increases completely misses the point.
Dr. And Coach Catana Starks, RIP - By Mike Critelli Dr. And Coach Catana Starks, RIP - By Mike Critelli
Dr. and Coach Catana Starks, the coach profiled in our film From the Rough, passed away on 09/06/2020 and was laid to rest on 09/12/2020. Her death caused me to reflect deeply on why I fought all sorts of obstacles to get her story told.
COPING WITH NEW EMPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENT - July 2009
I read an interesting and insightful article online called “Hired! Turning a Demotion into a Promotion” which is accessible at www.money.cnn.com/2009/07/10/news/economy/_demotion/index.htm?postversion=200907.
“Crowd funding” for From the Rough - Jun 2013
Yesterday, I went live on a campaign to promote From the Rough through the Indiegogo “crowd-funding” site. You can view and contribute at www.igg.me/at/FromTheRoughMovie/x/3364292
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What The American Dream Is All About
January 11th, 2015

Coping with new employment environment

The Mildly Crazy Mind of an Entrepreneur

Creating jobs by eliminating entry barriers to them

The Decline of the Middle Class

Rapid increases in minimum wages a bad idea

Higher Minimum Wages

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Dr. And Coach Catana Starks, RIP - By Mike Critelli

Dr. And Coach Catana Starks, RIP - By Mike Critelli

Dr. and Coach Catana Starks, the coach profiled in our film From the Rough, passed away on 09/06/2020 and was laid to rest on 09/12/2020. Her death caused me to reflect deeply on why I fought all sorts of obstacles to get her story told.

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The 2020 Challenges of Voting by Mail | By Mike Critelli

The 2020 Challenges of Voting by Mail | By Mike Critelli

A well-designed mail-in ballot system is the best way to making voting convenient for citizens, but implementing one hurriedly and without early planning is problematic. Potential risks can be mitigated only if addressed early and intelligently.

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Getting Past the Political Narratives on Covid19 | By Mike Critelli

Getting Past the Political Narratives on Covid19 | By Mike Critelli

The coronavirus found, exploited, and widened every inequity that the U.S. had to offer. The sooner we face up to these failings and correct them, the more we can draw some benefits from this avoidable tragedy.

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Why the hospitalization rates on Covid19 are so difficult to model | By Mike Critelli

Why the hospitalization rates on Covid19 are so difficult to model | By Mike Critelli

F0r Covid 19, the modeling is inherently imprecise and error-prone. Moreover, accumulating more data has not materially improved its accuracy and precision.

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Two Different Paths to Succeeding Against the Coronavirus | By Mike Critelli

Two Different Paths to Succeeding Against the Coronavirus | By Mike Critelli

As we have watched others try to figure out the role Chloroquine & other drugs might play in reducing the number of Coronavirus deaths & serious illnesses, I realized that they are speaking from very different frames of reference.

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