Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rick Kelo – Social Media and Education

It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, rich or poor, interested in technology or not, outgoing or introverted, you cannot deny that social media is an incredibly important part of our nation and our world as a whole. The sheer number of social media sites available for our access speaks to the prevalence that it has in our daily lives. Every day, millions of messages are sent, millions of photos are posted, and millions of comments are made on status updates, blogs, news articles, and videos. In short, social media has become an information powerhouse and as such has huge potential as a tool for education. The sheer amount of information that is share through social media every day is arguably its greatest strength. However, the social aspect of this type of information dissemination means that people are engaging with these topics and this material on a much deeper level than they would otherwise.

Richard Arthur Kelo is a financial expert and economist who has tapped into the power of social media as a tool for education. He has various social media outlets such as Twitter, YouTube, StumbleUpon, and DeviantArt, all geared toward sharing information that he thinks is useful. Of course, as a financial expert and economist, this means that he posts articles and shares information regarding the state of the United States economy. Because he has geared much of his writing toward social media, he has a significant following and an engaging audience that is talking about topics such as the minimum wage and housing bubbles. These topics are usually far outside normal conversation for the average America but have found a unique niche in online communities.

In a recent article published by the Pew Research Center—of course online—they stated that a majority of United States adult—62%—get news on social media and that 18% do so often. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are ranked in the top 10 for social networking sites that users log on to for new. However, Reddit actually took the top position with %70 of Reddit users logging on to get their daily news. Of course, the situation is slightly more complicated than that. While many social networking sites do have active journalists writing for them, the majority of news that people get from these sites are links to other online publications such as the New York Times or Wall Street Journal. However, as a means for spreading information, print publications simply cannot compete with the convenience, efficiency, and cost-effective nature of social media.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rick Kelo – How to Learn from our Past

We hear so much rhetoric in our daily lives about how important it is to live in the present, focusing on where we are and what we are doing now. Of course, it is detrimental to always focus on the past or future and ignore what is happening all around us every day. However, without understanding where we have been, how can we appreciate where we are now and, more importantly, how can we possibly know where to push ourselves in the future. This is the power of history. It provides us with context about our current lives, our political structures, our economic standings, and our social inequalities. By studying our past, we can better understand our failures as a civilization and strive to avoid similar errors in the future. Unfortunately, this seems to be the great irony of history. Rarely does the average person stop to consider what has happened and led to this point in their life.

In a recent article by Richard Arthur Kelo,“Lessons from History, Morals for Today” the financial expert and economist describes how “the rise of extreme forms of government…has been characterized by the proliferation of propaganda and the rise in the sense of a standard of thought.” Without being true dramatic, he calls attention to the fact that collective thought and interdependence has increased gradually as governmental institutions gradually claim more and more power over their citizens. As a classic liberalist, Richard Arthur Kelo conveys how individuals should have control over their lives and their government, not the other way around. History has taught us that the more power given to fewer people, the worse the possibility is that they will eventually abuse that power. This can translate into economic systems such as communism and dictatorships, which have spawned some of the most hated and atrocious times in modern history.

The benefits of smaller government are numerous, not least of which is that it is less expensive. The less we look to government to solve our problems, the less we as taxpayers have to pay. A smaller government also cuts down on waste, corruption, and inefficiency. Of course, these negatives will always exist—they even exist within our households—but with less resources and power, the government is limited in the amount of waste, corruption, and inefficiency they can execute. For more information on liberal views of government, visit Richard Arthur Kelo on Pinterest.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rick Kelo – Searching for Professional Inspiration

There is no denying that the daily tasks of our personal and professional lives eventually start to feel like drudgery. Even for those with their dream job, not every responsibility is something that they leap at the opportunity to perform. For many, the daily minutia of their career can stifle their inspiration and drive to be better at whatever they do. So, how do the most accomplished professionals go about staying at the peak of their game and motivated to go into the office every day? Some use daily affirmations; others remind themselves why they get up in the morning on a more personal; some people turn to their family as a source of strength; and still others simply grit their teeth and bear the burden of their accepted responsibilities.

Some organize motivation online, such as RickKelo’s quote blog. On his Tumblr blog he has collected quotes from famous individuals—largely politicians and philosophers—that keep him going and grounded throughout his workday. Some, such as Quora user Marie Stein, stay inspired by focusing not on how difficult it will be to achieve her goals, but on how good she will feel about her work once it is done. She says, “Make hard look easy. I like that challenge. I like being the kind of personal who is capable of that.” Brian Roemmele advocates for digging inside yourself for strength of will. “You are in control of this power,” he says, “In your hands you can build the tallest building and in your hands you can destroy the tallest buildings.” Of course, not all of us have the easiest time digging deep down for motivation.

For others, it is more useful to turn to others for help and support. Bud Hennekes points out that “as the saying goes, you are the average of the five people you hang out with most—so surround yourself with HARD workers! Who do you know that is going places? Start hanging around them.” Many businesses remind their employees of the company business. Creating a strong company culture is important for staying a top competitor and you can think of doing the same for yourself. You are in control of setting your own working standards and leaning on others for support in these cases is not only okay, it is an effective working strategy.

More information and inspiration can be found about these writers by visiting or checking out Rick Kelo onIssuu.