24 Oct 2016

Trump’s Great Economic Thinkers Aren’t So Great

[sgmb id=”2″] Like their fearless leader, it looks like the 13 all male economic advisors named by Donald Trump in August have failed to make the grade, at least as far as some major independent economists are concerned. In numerous reports released by financial experts across the political spectrum after the

22 Oct 2016

When Did Reporters Become Wimps, Part 2

[sgmb id=”2″] In an earlier post on this site, (When Did Reporters Become Wimps), I noted that many journalists who used to be called  enterprise reporters have become less aggressive.  Even worse, some have become shills for the political interpretation of the news. But it is important to note that this has not

21 Oct 2016

The Russians Are Coming: Is Trump the Real Manchurian Candidate?

[sgmb id=”2″] Films are a great way of communicating complex and simple ideas, so the idea for this little column comes from two great, movies: The Russians Are Coming and The Manchurian Candidate. Each film has something to help illuminate the insanity now taking place in the Republican Tea Party

19 Oct 2016

The Debate Over Social Security: Entitlement, Debt or A Scheme to Privatize?

[sgmb id=”2″] Tonight’s final presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump has one segment about Social Security entitled “Entitlement or Debt.” The debate will be moderated by Chris Wallace of FOX News, who has been credited with coming up with the debate segment topics. Of course, this segment will

01 Oct 2016

Time for Equity Analysts, States and Individuals to Re-Think Their Wells Fargo Recommendations

[sgmb id=”2″] Wells Fargo (WFG), the nation’s third largest bank, which generates over $5 billion in earnings per quarter, could soon be charged with securities fraud as a result of its scheme to surreptitiously open new accounts for unsuspecting customers. While news reports say the fraud was widespread and was