Witnessing History on the Deck of the Titanic

Does anyone believe that people standing on the deck of a sinking Titanic would be overcome by the emotion of “witnessing history”? I believe survival would be more appropriate. I opened my inbox and found MarketWatch and four other publications referencing a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BOAML) report “Interest Rates at Lowest Level in 5,000 years”. CNBC goes one […]

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Brexit & lunch pails

The average American is likely more interested in the latest episode of Game of Thrones or how their favorite baseball team is doing. Why such a big deal about the Brits (Brexit) leaving the European Union (EU)? It’s important to understand why they voted to leave. This Europa website begins with a tribute to their “Founding Fathers”: “The…visionary leaders inspired […]

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50,000 Shades of Grey

I was at good friend David V’s house watching a ball game. Between innings we saw two commercials. The first told viewers why they should vote for the incumbent governor, touting his accomplishments and describing him as a “fiscal conservative”. Immediately following was his political opponent, touting his wasteful spending, squandering away a budget surplus and calling him “fiscally irresponsible”. […]

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Big Brother’s Bank Bailouts Bankrupting Baby Boomers

In 2008, almost overnight, Americans were told the economic system was on the verge of collapse and needed a one-time bailout. Congress quickly passed the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Interest rates dropped to historic lows. This was to jump-start the economy and interest rates would quickly return to normal. Eight years, and several bailouts later, we still have historically […]

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ROMEO Brothers Know Best

One of the first groups I joined in AZ was a ROMEO Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out). Much like my ROMEO friends in Illinois, these guys were real-world hard working businessmen, thoroughly indoctrinated in the school of hard knocks with advanced degrees in common sense. Fostering economic recovery? Since the 2008 market crash our government, led by woefully misguided […]

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