Coyote Blog Mission
Coyote Blog is the work of Warren Meyer, a small business owner
Economics: The myth of Zero-sum Economics; 60 second refutation of socialism; Business Relocation and the Prisoners Dilemma; Technocrats, government and disasters; Roosevelt's NRA: America's Flirtation with Fascism; Gasoline Supply and Demand; Hoping for Price Gouging; Peak Oil; In Praise of Robber Barons
Libertarian political commentary: Respecting individual decision-making, The real implications of a Privacy Right, Technocrats get their comeuppance, A defense of Open Immigration, New Alien and Sedition laws, Opposing Special Rights for the Press, Iraq war, The Kelo decision, Free speech, Danger of Politics without Philosophy
Sports: The Baseball Closer Role is Nuts
Before finally leaving the corporate world for my own business, I worked for nearly 20 years at a range of companies including Exxon (as an engineer), McKinsey & Co (as a management consultant, whatever that is), Emerson Electric (as a marketing and strategy guy), Honeywell (ditto), and at a series of Internet companies of varying levels of success such as Mercata and Whitepages.com (as a general manager). I have an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a mechanical engineering degree from Princeton University (go tigers), both of which provided fine diplomas that grace the wall of our laundry room but which taught me very few skills that are any help day to day running a small business. I have a wife and two kids.
My Company is primarily in the business of running recreation facilities on government lands. Typically, we lease certain facilities from the government (e.g. campgrounds, marinas, stores) and run them under concession contract, paying the government a percentage of sales. This percentage is typically competitively bid. Since we pay the government, rather than vice versa, our relationship is more one of tenant to landlord, though we must agree to many more operating standards and restrictions than is typical of most tenants. My current business is one of those happy confluences of interests, combining my political interest in private alternatives to government management with my personal interests in recreation and the outdoors.