Monthly Archives: June 2015

NO HALL of FAME for the JURA$$IC PARK/WORLD FRANCHI$E?

THE REAL TE$T OF A HALL OF FAME MOVIE FRANCHI$E!   What could possibly compare with that extraordinary global box office opening of Jurassic World (JW) on 6/12? It ca$h regi$tered $204.6 M domestically and another $307.2 M at the … Continue reading

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Mike contributed to Warren Pierce’s WJR show at 9AM  6/20/15 regarding the value of F-Day to the US economy using NRF data.

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Mike will make a contribution to Murray Feldman’s 5PM (6/19/15) newscast on the “implied wage” differential b/t moms and dads.

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PATHETIC

That grand city on Lake Erie deserves much, much, much better than LeBron James. The city itself is arguably America’s poster child for Renaissance City, USA. This Scope however is not about Cleveland but about Mr. James. We have never … Continue reading

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DAD’$ VALUE INCREASE$ 6.64%  

DAD’$ IMPLIED ANNUAL EARNING$ = $25,707   T-1: The Economic Worth of Dad’s At Home Jobs, 2015 (Insure.com data) “Implied % of Dad’s $$ & Time DAD’s JOBS a Hrs Wks Hourly ∆ 14-15 % Hr Wage Ann Dad by … Continue reading

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FATHERHOOD  

THE A$$ET OF FATHERHOOD & THE DEFICIT OF FATHERLE$$NE$$   According to the US Census Bureau (2014), there are $70.1 M fathers in America. The good news is that increasingly fathers are participants rather than observers in their kids’ lives. … Continue reading

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DODD’$ DAY

HAPPY DADNELION DAY?   There are many ways to describe a dad. We are thoroughly taken with the idea of a “common wild weed” that has “ragged edges”. In his exquisite book, Consumer Rites, Leigh E Schmidt(1995) noted that the … Continue reading

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M-DAY VS F-DAY 2015, OUCH!

T-1: M-Day vs F-Day, 2015 (NRF Data) M-DAY F-DAY Δ CELEBRANTS SPENDING 84.20% 75.40% -8.8% SPENDING   üNet Avg Spend Per $172.63 $115.57 -33.1%   üTot Direct Spending (Econ Impact) $21.16 B $12.67 B -41.1% GIFTEES   üParent/Step-parent 62.5% 51.8% -10.7%   üSpouse 23.2% … Continue reading

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“THE MI$TAKE ON THE LAKE”, FINALLY GET$ A BREAK!?!?

1964 WAS THE LAST TIME The City of Cleveland won a pro sports championship. Jimmy Brown’s Browns shut out Johnny Unitas’ Baltimore Colts 27-0. CLE’s NBA team (founded in 1970) has NEVER won a title. The Indians last won a … Continue reading

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