Category Archives: Finance

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

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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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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

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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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Trump For President?

It seems to me…. “They have to put Trump on every program, spewing his crazy ideas, because his poll numbers are so high. And his poll numbers are so high because they put him on every program, spewing his crazy … Continue reading

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Financial Reform

It seems to me… “A profound political question is suddenly on the table:  Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?”  ~ William Greider. Though employment continues … Continue reading

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Taxation Fixation

It seems to me… “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”  ~ Will Rogers. Every election cycle, similar to Yogi Berra’s observance of “déjà vu all over again”, we are subjected to … Continue reading

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