The death of our Siemens factory is the result of another Trump lie

My Comments: What is described here is gut wrenching for me. Much of that is because the Democratic Party was, and perhaps remains, tone deaf to the malaise that gripped working people across the country as we approached 2016. As before, we cannot remake the past, only influence the future. My efforts to make positive …

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Why the American Middle Class Is Disappearing

(and What It Will Mean for the Economy) My Comments: I’ve written previously about the danger of income inequality. You only have to look at countries in the middle east to understand the chaos and turmoil in countries where the middle class barely exists. Any population without a realistic ability to rise above poverty is …

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The clear message in the United States’ shifting demographics

My Comments: Do you want to re-invent the present so it more closely resembles the past that you know and understand and were happy with? Good luck with that. The present and the future is the only thing we can influence. Whether it’s over millennia or the next decade, the sooner you come to terms …

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Life is going to turn very nasty if we can’t solve the growth puzzle

My Comments: I’ve written before about income inequality and the effect it will have on society if we do not find a solution. The ever long crisis in the Middle East arises from vast segments of the population having very little compared to a small ruling class who have a lot. Using religion as a …

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Maybe We Should Take Socialism Seriously

My Comments: To me, it’s both pathetic and amusing to hear political candidates rail against the idea of ‘socialism’ and declare it’s mankind’s greatest threat. Like so many of the ‘…isms” applied to economic models of all stripes, socialism is no more a threat to the health and welfare of any society than is capitalism …

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Higher Tariffs Won’t Work Now Because They Never Did

My Comments: At the national level, if we want more money to spend, both on ourselves as citizens and at the Federal level on things that require money to finance, please tell me why this administration insists on doing things that will result in less money. Yes, I know, the old and wealthy white cadre …

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‘Rolling Bear Market’ Will Paralyze Stocks for Years: Morgan Stanley

My Comments: It became accepted wisdom that a properly diversified stock portfolio can indefinitely absorb an annual 4% withdrawal rate to satisfy a need for retirement income. That assumption is now disappearing. There is growing sentiment that over the next decade, if not longer, a 4% withdrawal rate will lead to the exhaustion of your …

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