Subject: WTC September 2015 Newsletter

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The Coddling of the American Mind

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is evolving, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offence. 

Terms and words that have no malicious intent are thought of as a kind of violence. Even comedians, such as Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, now refuse to perform on college campuses.
Advice Can Add Value on Many Levels

Professional financial advice adds value to client relationships and may help individuals achieve their goals. This article explores different reasons why readers may wish to turn to an experienced professional when making investment decisions.

In today’s Internet-enabled, do-it-yourself world, many investors are opting to go it alone. While this self-directed approach may work for some, it may not be the wisest course for many. 

Black Lives Matter Reclaims the 14th Amendment

Cass Sunstein: "After the Civil War, the nation ratified the 14th Amendment, much of which adopts phrases from the original Constitution and Bill of Rights. But one line was startlingly new: 'nor shall any state . . . deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.' Here’s one way to understand the central meaning of the equal protection clause: Black lives matter."

The Wonderful Life Of Being A Lifeguard In Newport Beach, California

According to the data posted at, the City Manager has a comp package of $248,891 plus another $63,000 in benefit costs.
In 2013, 31 city employees earned more than any governor in the nation. Yet employees still
claim that they are under-paid.

Hey, Ohio: Get Over Mount McKinley

The Editors: “McKinley’s connection to the mountain is a political curio that, understandably, Alaskans have long been eager to leave behind. … There are plenty of ways to honor McKinley, a Civil War veteran whose presidency was characterized by expansionism abroad and protectionism at home. But any such honors ought to relate to his life and work.”

The 25 Most Promising Jobs For Millennials

How many members of the Millennial generation are carving out careers as elevator installers and repairers? More than you might think. Some 41% of people in that profession are between the ages of 18 and 34. Their median income is a healthy $76,650 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job growth in the field will be 25% by 2022.

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