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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US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants – Michael Bloomberg

My Comments: On one hand, there are already too many candidates in the Democratic Party run for President. On the other hand, Michael Bloomberg has skills I think are missing among some of the other candidates. I’ve long argued that immigrants are necessary for us to maintain an economic advantage on the global stage going …

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Opinion: President Trump’s missed opportunity with Ukraine

My Comments: While I didn’t vote for Donald Trump, once he became President, I wanted him to succeed. If it weren’t so disturbing, it’s become almost comical to watch someone act as though he wanted to fail. I’ve long been hesitant to write political posts. Since I earned my spending money as a financial professional …

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It’s Either Collusion or It’s Not

My comments: For most of my adult life, I’ve attempted to stay far away from the political fray when it comes to expressing my thoughts. As a blogger in recent years, I’ve strayed from that position from time to time. I’ve more or less made my position clear that I lean left of center. Today, …

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