Category Archives: Finance

Trade Wars Are A Mistake

It seems to me…. “Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.” ~ Ron Wyden[1]. Trump seems determined … Continue reading

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Trump And Associates

It seems to me…. “One immutable trait of the gullible is that they are credulous to a fault. Though no-doubt well-meaning, the naïve are Trump’s base.” ~ Pamela Meyer[1]. Legalized casino gambling was approved in my hometown of Atlantic City, … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrencies

It seems to me…. “Cryptocurrencies in general give us a stable medium through which we can communicate our information about values and prices in a way that no government mandarin can distort or usurp. For the predators who have used … Continue reading

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Liberal/Conservative Tax Policies

It seems to me…. “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity.  The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.”  ~ Jill Lepore[1]. Tax reform recently approved by Congress, though long overdue, while correcting … 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

Posted in Banks, Banks, Business, Business, Capitalist, debt, Economics, Economy, Finance, Finance, Finance, Financialization, Hedge Funds, Housing, Income, Inequality, Investment, Investment, Jobs, Mutual Funds, Regulation, Stimulus, Stock Market, Taxes, trade, Wall Street, Wealth, Wealth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Globalization Reality

It seems to me…. “Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad and some unintended. It is the new reality.” ~ John B. Larson[1]. Politicians always seem more interested in pandering … Continue reading

Posted in Automation, Automobiles, China, Clothing, Corporation, Economy, Education, Employment, Employment, Finance, Free-Trade, Globalization, Income, Incubators, Inequality, Infrastructure, Investment, Jobs, Jobs, Labor, Manufacturing, Offshoring, Outsourcing, Recruitment Fairs, Relocation, Renminbi, Research, Retraining, Steel, Trade, Trade, Training, Transportation, Transportation, Unemployment, Wages, Wages, Wealth, Workers, World Trade Organization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment