Opting Out of Poway/Pittsburgh: The Social System of One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I assumed I had fled all that when I finally got into an out-of-state college on scholarship. The questions were not a good-natured. They were not sincerely seeking to learn more about another culture. When I was asked about the family structure I was being, well, interrogated.

2019 - And, So Many Employers Still Getting Away with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Knepper hadn't opted out of arbitration.    Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content. It was believed that class action gender discrimination lawsuit - "Dawn Knepper et al. Ogletree" - would be another blockbuster.

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As American Dream of Home Ownership Fades, Landlord Nation Hardened

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It might have seemed a sign of financial smarts to opt out of the American Dream of home ownership. Those who had done their research opted into renting.    The ugly consequence was the creation of Landlord Nation. Those owning property knew they had the upper hand.

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Civilization and Its Discontents - Those Who Can't Hold on and Do a FIRE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On one of those food-gathering missions, he got found out by local authorities.   Why not just opt out of civilization as most know it? When he was 20 years old, Christopher Knight got it that he didn't want to or couldn't continue with life as most people live it. 

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FIRE - Some Push Back on Scott Riekens' Extreme Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That included meals out in new restaurants and buying what he wanted when he wanted.  After all, no one on a social network wants to be turned down for lunch out. The expectation is that friends are up for fun with other friends - and in the normal way of enjoying a good meal out.

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FIRE and Power - Usually Mutually Exclusive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Either they had opted to do a FIRE (financial independence, retire early) or were involuntarily pushed that way.   Ahead of their time, my working-class parents opted for early retirement in the late 1970s. Early retirement entails trading off power for personal freedom.

The Secret of Extreme Influence: Don't Chase Money (e.g. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has World All-Ears about Socialism)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once I opted out of being an obedient scribe for the ConservativeElite, I adopted an out of the box mindset and style for communications. Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content.

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