Category Archives: Federal Reserve

The Domestic Political Threat

It seems to me…. “People might not protest for overtly political or social causes, but when they can’t feed themselves and their family, they will take to the streets.” ~ Marcus Samuelsson[1]. The U.S. faces a number of critical challenges … Continue reading

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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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Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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The Role of Debt

It seems to me…. “A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” ~ Alexander Hamilton[1]. There always seems to be considerable condemnation, especially by conservatives, of any kind of debt. Historically, the British … 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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China’s Economic Difficulties

It seems to me…. “A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China. Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play.” ~ Jon Meacham[1]. Beijing had been … 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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