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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The Forgotten Architect of the American Social Security System

My Comments: I’ve never understood the fear that surfaces among some people when the term ‘socialism’ appears. What threat do they feel from this poorly understood word? Yes, I remember the McCarthy hearings and the red menace of Communism. It manifested itself in Russia and China, and was perceived as a global threat to capitalism. …

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The Next Bear Market is Coming, but it Should Be Less Fierce than the Last Downturn

My Comments: I’ve been cautious for a long time. Some would say too long since it means I’ve missed some great advances in the markets. But I’ve reached an age where I simply don’t want to be stressed and watch huge chunks of our money disappear. That being said, I can only urge you to …

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The Biggest Risk Retirees Face Right Now

My Comments: On TV and in murder mysteries, there’s often a reference to ‘being in the wrong place at the wrong time’. Well, it can happen to any of us planning to retire, but instead it reads this way: ‘being born at the wrong time…”. These words from Michael Aloi from earlier this year show …

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4 Signs You’re Thinking About Social Security Benefits the Wrong Way

My Comments: For millions of us, Social Security has become a critical source of income if we expect to continue our current standard of living into the future. For those of you not yet claiming benefits, these four items are critical to your future retirement success. Christy Bieber \ Oct 7, 2018 Social Security benefits …

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This Data Visualization Shows What’s Really Responsible For Our Current Bull Market

My Comments: Apart from my concern that many of us will wake up one day soon and discover much of our money has disappeared, it is helpful to understand where all the gains have come from since the last significant crash in 2008. By Nicolas Rapp and Clifton Leaf September 25, 2018 Who's responsible for …

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Most Americans Fail at Financial Literacy. Here Are 3 Concepts You Absolutely Need to Know

My Comments: A dilemma for many people is they find the language used by those of us in the world of finance and economics very hard to understand. It goes in one ear and comes out the other. I’m about to launch an internet course that will help solve this problem. I call it Successful …

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