30 Nov 2017

At This Year’s Holiday Party Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Of all the commentaries about the fast breaking allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, few people have discussed how this will actually affect future workplace behavior. If the outcry continues to be deep and strong, the future workplace for men and women working together will be very different. So,

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27 Nov 2017

If Only Congress Had this Much Guts

If only Congress had this much guts.   Ralph Cramden Rips Donald Trump a New One This is just too good. Posted by Lucid Nation on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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27 Nov 2017

Robo Advisors Are Here. What are the Best Ones to Choose?

Since 2011, this web site has emphasized the importance of finding investment managers who don’t have conflicts of interests, charge excessive fees and don’t have a huge overhead in terms of having national mutual fund wholesaler fund sales forces and excessive executive compensation. This old sales investment management-sales structure was

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14 Nov 2017

Making Fraud Great Again

In all of the millions of hours of TV commentaries and thousands of words addressing all aspects of the upcoming Republican tax bill, few have discussed the costs of fraud, what it is costing American taxpayers and how it is depleting the federal budget. Certainly there are Republicans who want

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23 Oct 2017

When Bad Guys Win

In the Carolina’s Campaign during the Civil War in February 1865, Confederate commander Wade Hampton started executing captured Union soldiers from General William Tecumseh Sherman’s cavalry. A clear violation of the rules of war, General Sherman sent a note to Hampton under a truce flag demanding that he stop the

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19 Oct 2017

The Great Financial Mystery: What Caused the October 1987 Crash?

  October 19, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst single day stock market decline in history, an unprecedented event saw the S&P 500 stock index fall by 23% and sent a shock wave which roiled international financial markets for two years. Yet despite the severity, traders and researchers

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13 Oct 2017

Frankenstein Had More Class Than Facebook

In response to the Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, a recent  New York Times article likened Facebook’s deficient advertising policy as an out of control Frankenstein monster. While there is some truth in comparing Facebook, as well as Google and some of the other mega social-media sites to

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09 Oct 2017

Trump and Putin Want to Make Bribery Great Again

One of the less visible goals of the Trump administration is that it wants to allow American corporations to bribe foreign governments to win business. Trump expressed this goal in a discussion with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as reported in the New Yorker. Tillerson, the former head of Exxon

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01 Oct 2017

New Benefit Offering Could Make Employees Indentured Servants

If you are sorry about your meager 4% annual raise or if you did not receive anything at all, you can take heart: Now, there is a new employee benefit being offered to make it easier to borrow from your own future wages. Just like the poorly-regarded pay-day loan industry,

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29 Sep 2017

Give the Colony a Break: Puerto Rico’s Devastating Disaster Story

The poor disaster relief response to Puerto Rico has rightfully attracted national attention, but the many explanations about the failures to alleviate the suffering fail to address the main reason: Puerto Rico is a colony. This means the island, now classified as a commonwealth, is free to be financially and

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