Category Archives: Business

Lessons From The Past

It seems to me…. “The heart of the 2008 financial crisis was a coterie of reckless financial executives, working for too-big-to-fail financial companies, who were handsomely compensated for taking risks that almost ruined the economy when they failed.” ~ Gary … Continue reading

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The Cloud, Big Data, And Employment

It seems to me…. “Big Data is just that – big. But, it’s a term that is largely misunderstood and difficult to explain.” ~ Rick Smolan[1]. Computing is a powerful general-purpose technology responsible for creative/destructive transformations in production organization, product … Continue reading

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Automation and Human Labor

It seems to me…. “I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say, ‘You can’t. People won’t have anything to do.’ But we found things that were a lot … Continue reading

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The Need For Economic Reform

It seems to me…. “There is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone. This would nevertheless require a courageous change of attitude on the part of political … Continue reading

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Investment Uncertainty

It seems to me…. “The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.” Bernard Baruch[1]. The world today is more diverse – and wealthy – resulting from globalization enabled by Western neoliberal … Continue reading

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Where Is The Money?

It seems to me… “But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving.  We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature.  They are made by human beings.”  ~ Franklin D. … Continue reading

Posted in Austerity, Budget, Congressional Budget Office, Conservatives, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economics, Federal Reserve, Growth, Investment, Liquidity, Money, National, Overhang, Recession, Recovery, Stimulus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Have We Lost Our Way?

It seems to me… Certain aspects of the recent budget deficit debate seemed very puzzling.  I’ve never understood why people strongly oppose legislation that is in their best self-interest.  People reaching retirement age barely able to afford health insurance oppose … Continue reading

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