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One of us

This election campaign has become a delight. Primarily because one of the candidates is “one of us”. Now I am not saying this is a reason why anyone should vote one way or an... read more...


Sales

Nobody wants to write about this particular culprit in this financial mess. I thought about it when talking with a college senior.  He is about to graduate.  He is filled wit... read more...


Racism and sexism?

Are we seeing racism and sexism in this election campaign? Sure we are. One form of racism is when people allow race to decide a question. When I was in high school our neigh... read more...


Such a crazy week!

After such a crazy week in our markets you are entitled to ask a simple question: What in hell is going on? We need a book to answer that fully. I will try to answer a few sm... read more...


One of America’s oldest traditions

The governors of our various states must love history.  They just engaged in one of America’s oldest traditions.  They took bribes.  Or they extorted money from people and bus... read more...


At the head of the parade

You can listen to the guys who predict doom for our economy. You can listen to those who predict world recession. Or you can look at some facts. When you do, you might come to... read more...


How can they sleep at night?

In the midst of the campaign can we not stand back and see the damage some special interests are causing? We all know the special interests hold power. In the form of money. ... read more...


The Impossible Dream

Wouldn’t it be sweet if our post office poured billions into government coffers instead of sucking them out? Such an impossible dream is possible. Last quarter the Postal Ser... read more...


One might think that

Some of our car companies may go bust. They are all suffering and shaky. Another possibility is that Ford and General Motors might turn themselves into private companies. For... read more...


Change is in the air

Change is in the air this political season.  Truth be told, whenever politicians gather or speak to us, we can expect change. They have a tendency to change their positions. ... read more...


Right. Lots of precedent for that.

Who the hell do you think you are? Who gave you a golden scepter and crowned you king? Sorry. That is how I reacted last week when I saw a piece from a pundit. From his dias... read more...


The Lazarus Effect

Omigod! The stock market tanked a few weeks ago! It descended into proper “bear” territory, as in “Bear Market”. Commentators panicked. This may be the beginning of the end, ... read more...


Magic in the marketplace

You are about to see magic again. The magic is the matter of supply and demand. It is not really magic. But it seems so, because too many of us cannot be bothered to read a... read more...


The miracle of government healthcare

If you are eager to add more government to healthcare, please Google Shona Holmes. Read what she writes about the Canadian healthcare system. She claims that that bureaucrati... read more...


A simple formula for getting ahead

There is a simple formula for getting ahead. Follow it and a good many of your wishes will come your way. Here are a few of the millions of instances when people ignore it. ... read more...



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