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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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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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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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Debt and Recovery

It seems to me… “In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.” ~ William J. Clinton. Markets normally are capable of matching supply and demand but during an economic downturn, productive capacity exceeds orders, supply exceeds demand, job … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment

It seems to me… “To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.”  ~ Eric Liu. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address presented his vision of how smart government could … Continue reading

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