Trump is on to us, so I’m spilling the beans.

I've been outed, I tell you. Is it because I've been hiding in the closet for the past 70 years? NO!  Is it because despite my blog posts these many years, I'm actually a Republican? NO!  Is it because I've been ripping off unsuspecting clients for years and I'm now incredibly wealth? NO! Is it …

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What Happens Next?

My recent thoughts about how certain religious leaders revere the behavior of Donald Trump leads me to more questions. The protests that have gripped the nation and some other countries suggests there is more going on here than first meets the eye. That so many people are sufficiently motivated to protest, and continue to protest, …

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Income Inequality Today

The news last week was disturbing for many reasons. As I sit and reflect on my life to this point, nothing in my history can compare with the agonizing and frustrating experiences of so many millions of Americans. As I sit and attempt to digest the pain experienced by others, I'm frustrated by my inability …

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Did the Coronavirus Originate Outside of Wuhan?

My Comments: My readers have long known of my lack of respect for Donald Trump. Some ten days ago, he and Mike Pompeo began a coordinated effort to shift the blame for our slow response to the Covid19 pandemic. The idea was to allege there was voluminous evidence it originated in a lab in Wuhan. …

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Fixing America’s Retirement System

As we eventually emerge from the Covid19 pandemic crisis, dozens of formerly valid ideas are going to be questioned. My area of expertise is retirement planning and it's ripe with things to be questioned, looked at and discussed. Two things come to mind before I identify 3 possible ideas to become focused on. The first …

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Friday’s Thoughts re Bernie and Biden

You may not give a damn what my thoughts are about this falls’ coming election. And that’s OK, but for personal reasons, I want to put them on record. I think fundamental flaws have emerged over the past 5 decades in the economic and social structures we see today in the United States. It’s led …

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The State of the US Economy

My Comments: Most of us are waiting for the inevitable crash. We hope there'll never be another, but the realists among us know one will appear sooner or later. The tax bill enacted in 2017 was supposed to result in greater consumption numbers since it was passed to presumably reduce the tax bill for most …

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The American Dream – What Does That Mean?

My Comments: I began my life in the America in 1950. I was nine years old. My parents life at the time was very different from that lived by their parents. Not better or worse, but very different. As I grew older, it was assumed I’d go to college, get a degree and make my …

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Is Socialism A Viable Path To Follow?

For most of my adult life, 7 decades and counting, Communism was the looming existential threat we lived with. It was embodied by the Soviet Union that we in the west saw as our greatest enemy. And then came Cuba and China and we collectively freaked out. Until recently, I bestowed Capitalism with a crown …

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One stunning chart undercuts Trump’s favorite economic scorecard

My Comments: As an observer of both the stock and bond markets over the past 45 years, I can assure anyone that while there is a correlation between market movements and economic health of the nation, it is far from 100%. Couple that with an understanding that over those same years, we have seen huge …

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