Category Archives: Investment

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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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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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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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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Questionable Political Logic

It seems to me…. “The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson[1]. The apparent lack of logic in U.S. politics never fails to astound me. … Continue reading

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Monetary Policy Challenges

It seems to me…. “In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment, and exports and trade.”  ~ Evan Davis[1]. While the global economy still faces numerous challenges, every … Continue reading

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Retirement Planning

It seems to me… “You can retire from a job, but don’t ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life.” ~ Stephen Covey. In 1900, the average person in the U.S. had a life expectancy of 47 years; today, … Continue reading

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