Category Archives: Consumers

What Is Your Size?

It seems to me…. “The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” ~ Mark Twain[1]. There are some minor things in life that become too annoying to ignore: it has … Continue reading

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Leverage, Liquidity, And The Economy

It seems to me… “The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.”  ~ Milton Friedman. I am not an economist but it is … Continue reading

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