Robert Ringer Archives

Free Speech: R.I.P.

Posted on May 16, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (19)


In the United States, free speechers and anti-free speechers have long been at odds. But lately, the battle has been getting more and more intense — and the anti-free speechers appear to be winning. But why is free speech such a big deal anyway? Answer: because it’s supposed to be a safeguard against tyrannical government. […]

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The Joy of Lying

Posted on May 2, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (62)


The lost decade of the sixties moved relativism up to a whole new level, as millions of young people were relieved to discover that lying is a perfectly acceptable alternative to truth telling. The tone was set by John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, along with such famous underlings as Robert McNamara, Henry Cabot Lodge, […]

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Torching the City of Charm

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (29)


As the dependably vile Al Sharpton, criminal par excellence, arrives in Baltimore to stir the still-burning embers scattered about town, it’s time to reflect on the City of Charm. Baltimore is perhaps the most authentic big-city blue-collar town in America, but it’s also a sophisticated and historic city. It’s where, in 1814, Francis Scott Key […]

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On Demanding Dignity

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (30)


In case you hadn’t noticed, dignity is a rare commodity in our decadent, morally degenerate world of the new millennium. We see confirmation of this all around us in such phenomena as: Talk shows that feature tragic people emotionally and psychologically disrobing themselves in public while sharing their most intimate secrets with millions of lobotomized […]

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Advice from a Marketing Genius

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (54)


Following are the words of one of the greatest marketing minds of all time: “Know how to sell your wares. It is not enough that they have intrinsic merit, for everyone does not bite the substance nor look within. Most go where there is a crowd, and go because they see that others go. Also, […]

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Dealing with Slander

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (16)


Watching Rand Paul get hazed by the media (both on the left and the right) last week reminded me again just how hot the kitchen can be if you’re playing for big stakes. Rand comes from good stock, so he’ll get the hang of it quickly and learn how to excel at forced smiles while […]

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Crusades: Some Afterthoughts

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)


Perhaps the most critical element that professional cause advocates fail to factor into their crusade equations is technological advance. Not only does technology continually render perceived crises irrelevant, it also continues to raise the living standards of potential cause joiners. In our modern age of prosperity, nothing annoys crusade leaders more than the realization that […]

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On the Efficacy of Joining Crusades

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (29)


With the presidential campaigns starting to heat up, bogus crusades like the war on women, income inequality, and “institutionalized” racism are heating up right along with them. Yep, balderdash as they may be, phony crusades are back in vogue with millions of folks who are naïve, uninformed, or just plain dishonest. If everyone who had […]

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Saying Goodbye to Drain People

Posted on March 28, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (35)


In my book Million Dollar Habits I wrote at length about the dangers posed by Drain People, those who drain others of time, energy, peace of mind, and, all too often, money. Unfortunately, there are no statutes on the books outlawing the actions of Drain People. The only foolproof defense against them is to keep […]

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Letting Go of Guilt

Posted on March 21, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (57)


Longtime readers know that I have often referred to the current decadent state of Western civilization as the Age of Envy. On reflection, however, I believe it would be more appropriate to refer to it as the Age of Guilt and Envy, because guilt and envy go hand in hand; i.e., one person’s envy leads […]

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