The Rot in the Obama-Trump Economy Is Beginning to Stink

My Comments: I have issues with this article title. For one thing, it only stinks if you have a good sense of smell, or in this case an intellectual curiosity to explore things you don’t already fully understand. Unfortunately, there’s a substantial percentage of our population that has no clue what we’re talking about and …

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America, the Gerontocracy

My Comments: For some reason, I don’t feel threatened by having political leaders much younger than I. I do feel threatened by the passage of time and how it erodes the skill sets of people, me included. Cognitive dissonance is a term I'm perhaps not qualified to use, but I’ve been around enough people in …

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15 Social Security “things” You Can Do Online

My Comments: I don’t care if you are in your 20’s or late 80’s, this is good information. If you can’t get online for some reason, find someone who can get online and help you explore what the author has to say. I'm hoping there's something here you can take advantage of. That is, unless …

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Understanding The World We Live In

We are currently experiencing a fundamental disruption of the values I’ve lived with for the past 70 plus years. As someone on the leading edge of Baby Boomers, my values may subtly differ from yours if you’re a millennial, or somewhere in between. That’s OK and normal. The societal disruption we’re now experiencing under the …

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Here’s a list of recession signals that are flashing red

My Comments: As I write this on Monday, Sep 2, I suddenly realized I’d not heard a word out of the White House about how great the economy was compared to when Barack Obama was in the White House. I guess it’s all taken a back seat to the Labor Day weekend and, for me …

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…health benefits’ costs expected to rise 5% in 2020…

My Comments: The above title is missing a few words. The original reads as follows: “Employee health benefits’ costs are expected to rise 5% in 2020, new survey says”. Here’s my problem with this: if inflation numbers for 2019 are clearly less than 2%, then the costs associated with health benefits are increasing faster than …

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World Trade Is Not A Zero-Sum Game

My Comments: I’ve long since concluded that many economic decisions and trade policies espoused and implemented by the current administration are foolish at best and potentially disastrous. I have no idea who they are supposed to benefit. I minored in economics in college and have been professionally involved in the money business most of my …

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