Category Archives: Finance

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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Technology’s Impact On Employment

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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Economic Challenges

It seems to me…. “We could solve all our problems if only we were the efficient, rational human beings of standard economic theory and had politicians willing to think in the long-term interest of their people rather than their own.” … Continue reading

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There Is An EV In Your Future

It seems to me…. “We still see that people don’t really realize that electric cars are here right now. And when we show up with an actual vehicle, and you see it drive away under its own power, it’s still … Continue reading

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The Need To Increase Immigration

It seems to me…. “It would be unwise for the modern Republican Party to come across as hostile to immigration. That has been the losing position in American history for 200 years.” ~ Grover Norquist[1]. There frequently is a stronger … Continue reading

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Overcoming U.S. Stagnation

It seems to me…. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.” ~ John Podhoretz[1]. Resolution of important … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Critical Care

It seems to me…. “Productivity depends on many factors, including our workforce’s knowledge and skills and the quantity and quality of the capital, technology, and infrastructure that they have to work with.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. The World Bank in 2017 … Continue reading

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