Our Changing Values

A few years ago, I became aware that once every 70 - 90 years here in the US, we’ve experienced a dramatic social upheaval. Society gets completely turned on it’s head and societal norms get re-evaluated. Each time it happened, we remain the same nation but find ourselves in a new framework. It’s happening again. …

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Corporate Bailouts?

Robert Reich, the Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997, is a well known liberal economist and lawyer. He brought to my attention yesterday, moves being taken by the current administration in support of American industries. I’m of mixed mind about what’s being proposed. Yes, it’s true that right now the US economy is headed …

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Economics 101 and The Virus

My Comments: By now most of us are feeling shut in and wondering if this chaos is ever going to end. And by that I mean not only the virus part but the political part as well. Talk about bottomless pits. Meanwhile, the stock and bond markets have tanked, many people are freaking out, with …

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The Butterfly Effect

My Comments: When these words appeared from Scott Minerd just last Monday, they described a world that, five days later, is very different. That’s hard to get your mind around. Virtually all of us across the planet are now resigned to a complete disruption of our normal lives for the next several months. Perhaps if …

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Some of the world’s biggest economies are on the brink of recession

This headline article was written before the recent chaos on the New York Stock Exchange and yesterdays 2000+ point drop. There’s a temptation to either bail out completely or start buying more positions if you have cash ready to put to work. Personally, I have some cash but I’m going to wait a few weeks. …

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A Sign of The Times

I’ve experienced market chaos similar to what’s happening now in the first months of 2020. When it happens, there’s great gnashing of teeth, people freaking out everywhere, and catastrophists appear everywhere on TV and the internet. Unfortunately, some people’s lives will be turned upside down. One can make an analogy between this market chaos and …

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Is Humanity Under Threat?

My Comments: Fundamentally, I'm an optimist. I like to think the glass is half full. In the almost 7 decades I’ve lived on this planet, by and large, I’ve been very lucky. Increasingly, however, I’ve come to think that before long, the glass will be half empty. Some of that comes from the fact that …

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