Drew Rodgers

I live in Norway with my wife, Inger, and our cat T.J. Maxx and teach International Business Communications at Oslo University College School of Business.

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What Are We Waiting For?

Published on Friday 20. March 2015

When the richest 20% own 93% of the total wealth and top C.E.O.s earn 300 times more than their employees earn, compared to 30 times in the 1970s, what are we waiting for? When workers’ salaries have stagnated over the last 40 years adjusted for inflation while their productivity has steadily increased (guess where the profits are going?), what are we waiting for? When the crooks that caused Wall Street to fail and millions of people to lose their jobs and houses (and it would have been worse if Obama hadn’t saved the auto industry), are considered “too big to jail”, what are we waiting for? When fat cats can buy their politicians to insure that maybe in a few years the U.S. will return to the Robber Baron era, (some researchers are already describing the U.S. as an oligarchy), what are we waiting for.  Maybe it’s time to stand up and here are some suggestions of organizations where you can get involved.

Credo Action, Daily Kos, Campaign For America’s Future, Act Blue and there are many more.

Street Dancing in Rio

Published on Tuesday 10. February 2015

On the way back from Ipanema, Inger and I ran into a hot band and
guess what? They dance in the streets in Rio. So I did too while Inger
sneak videoed it.

From the Brazilian Jungle

Published on Tuesday 27. January 2015

To get to a secluded beach I had to make my way through a dense jungle. On the way back, to my surprise, I came across the two Republican front runners for the 2016 nomination for president.

Review of “John, Waldo and Henrietta

Published on Saturday 6. December 2014

Hi,

Here is a review of my novel. I hope that it will encourage you to download it:

Drew Rodgers’ entertaining novel, «John Waldo and Henrietta,» examines the different angles in relationships and how men and women often approach them differently. Set the scene: John, a 30-something confirmed bachelor, who is afraid to become a vitim of his family’s «tradition» of failed relationshps, considered his two cats, Waldo and Henrietta, named after Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, to be his nuclear family. So, what happens when our incurable bachelor meets a social worker, Vera, and is immediatley confronted with an alternative commitment in life and work? What happens to his jaundice view toward people? What happens to his nuclear family concept? And what compromises will John and Vera have to make to create a sustainable relationship? Sit back and read along with Rodgers as he takes you on a soul-searching exploration full of mirth and wry humor.

Och Tamale Magazine

«John, Waldo and Henrietta» is an ebook available on Amazon

Inequality For All

Published on Saturday 6. December 2014

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-inequality-for-all/

I strongly encourage you to view this video. It should be a wake up call especially considering that one in seven Americans experiences hunger (now so conveniently called «food insecurity») and by any reasonable definition of poverty (mine is 50% of the median income level) over 20% of all Americans would be considered poor.