Economy

Why does the government want to kill jobs?

The government claims they want to create jobs.  They scream it out from the mountain tops, “We want more jobs!”  They even get up on their tippy toes, hold the bullhorn up high, and bellow out, “We not only want jobs, but we want high paying jobs!” So, if this is what the government says, […]

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But, what if house prices keep dropping?

BUT, WHAT IF HOUSE PRICES KEEP DROPPING? Here’s a BUT question I encountered a lot while searching for property in Florida in late 2010.  Seemed like the conventional thinking was property prices were going to drop to zero.  I remember a particular encounter when this question popped up.  It was during a bank visit to […]

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“… find something else to produce.”

” … find something else to produce.”  That’s the message from an article in the International Business Times about the United Kingdom (UK) steel industry. And, the message is ridiculous; makes no sense; shows the author hasn’t thought things through; doesn’t have a true understanding of the problem. Why? Well, I think it’s best explained […]

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How do you make sense of what’s going on in the world? Read this book …

Just finished reading “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand; all 1000 plus pages!  My feelings about the book may be summed up in one word – WOW!  The book is loaded with adventure, creepy characters, heroes, villains, and some of the best descriptive writing I’ve ever encountered. But, that’s not the reason it’s on my recommended […]

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What happens when my cash becomes trash?

What’s so bad about cash? Isn’t it great?  After all, a famous beautiful lady once said, “The thing I like most about cash – it never clashes with anything I’m wearing!” And, what about the financial battle cry, “Cash is king!”  Doesn’t that mean something?  Doesn’t it mean cash is the “be all end all?” […]

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