Tag Archives: Keynes

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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Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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Potential Employment Changes

It seems to me…. “I see three forces militating in favor of growing inequality: increasing measurement of worker value added, automation through smart software, and globalization.” ~ Tyler Cowen[1]. There is considerable evidence that technological advancement is eliminating job categories, … Continue reading

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Fiscal Crisis Response

It seems to me…. “A clear lesson of history is that a ‘sine qua non’ for sustained economic recovery following a financial crisis is a thoroughgoing repair of the financial system.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. Every major economy realized by late 2008 … Continue reading

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Fiscal Crisis Response

It seems to me…. “A clear lesson of history is that a ‘sine qua non’ for sustained economic recovery following a financial crisis is a thoroughgoing repair of the financial system.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. It was realized in every major … Continue reading

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Stimulus Still Beneficial

It seems to me… “But to-day we have involved ourselves in a colossal muddle, having blundered in the control of a delicate machine, the working of which we do not understand.  The result is that our possibilities of wealth may … Continue reading

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Economic Recovery

It seems to me… “Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.”  ~ John F. Kennedy. Despite all the political rhetoric to the contrary, … Continue reading

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Fork In The Trail

It seems to me… “I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave.”  ~ Joseph Campbell. A well-known media theorist and author … 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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Wither The Middle Class?

It seems to me… “The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; … Continue reading

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