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To Stimulus or not to Stimulus, that is the question

Added by 8 years ago

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I’ve been reading quite a bit of hyperbole on the various government bailouts that have been funded, and those in the wings. The Shakespearian question of course is, “to be, or not to be?” (a supporter of these bailou...

Revenues? We don’t need no stinkin’ revenues…

Added by 9 years ago

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The dust has settled on the first round of government assistance provided in accordance with the $700 billion dollar bailout we all were against. The government has lent, spent, or paid the rent to the tune of $8.5 tr...

Pensions? No, those are bad, too.

Added by 9 years ago

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If you picked a job 26 years ago based on the idea that someday you’d retire to warm sunshine and easy trade-winds, you’re in for a difficult surprise. Like a first time marathon runner that relied on the last 7 miles...

The Chinese will have whatever we’re having

Added by 9 years ago

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This morning, Reuters reported that the Chinese government levied strong pressure to induce the European Central Bank to make some serious rate cuts, to maintain the continued growth of the Chinese economy. Reports ...

Just stop eating

Added by 9 years ago

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The New York Times identified food pricing trends in an article posted today, noting that in spite of pullback in commodities prices, that overall upward trends, especially in packaged foods was projected to stay on...

Poor forgotten by government, details at 11

Added by 9 years ago

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I was a bit surprised to see that the poor; a growing, but ever-disgruntled unit of our population were left out of the government’s bailout plans. A Yahoo news article notes that “the ranks of the destitute are gro...

Drug Companies marketing methods called into question?

Added by 9 years ago

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The New Palgrave Dictionary defines Bribery as “Gratuity for favorable consideration.” It’s a harmless little effort to gain favored nation status in a world gone wrong, isn’t it? NPR is removing “The Infinite Mind,...

Some Market Thoughts

Added by 9 years ago

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As you watch a screen or television to follow your stock portfolio between now and when Obama takes command, know that there are underlying forces at work that may frustrate you in the near term. Certainly fundament...

Home Prices Falling?

Added by 9 years ago

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It is interesting to see the headlines feign surprise and ignorance as the housing market continues to fall. This market was doomed to this end as the factors that drove it there piled on top of one another until th...

Retail Sales Fall?

Added by 9 years ago

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is far more important to stem than it is to bailout the banks, because even Reagan’s economic policies were named with the Regular Guy in mind (trickle down economics at least implied that the bottom would drink somet...

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