Category Archives: Depression

COVID-19 Economic Response

It seems to me…. “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Impact

coronavirusIt seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

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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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The Post-Industrial Economy

It seems to me…. “Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what is known as the postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age.” ~ Jean-Francois Lyotard[1]. Over the … Continue reading

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Financial Sector Regulation

It seems to me…. “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” ~ Henry Ford[1]. Many Americans … Continue reading

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Road To Recession

It seems to me…. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” ~ Harry S Truman[1]. It should be very obvious to even the most conservative Republican that their basic core platform … Continue reading

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Reviving Economic Growth

It seems to me…. “Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have … Continue reading

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Debt and Recovery

It seems to me… “In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.” ~ William J. Clinton. Markets normally are capable of matching supply and demand but during an economic downturn, productive capacity exceeds orders, supply exceeds demand, job … Continue reading

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