22 Feb 2018

Why the NRA Chief Mentioned Saul Alinsky

In his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, National Rifle Association (NRA) chief executive Wayne LaPierre, railed against any imaginary effort to roll back the Second Amendment and gun control ownership as the “new socialist wave in America.”  He then warned how if Democrats gained more elected seats in

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20 Feb 2018

Life Insurance Rates Continue to Spike in the U.S.

A recent survey conducted by the US Census Bureau found that the number of people without private or government health or life insurance decreased in number every year in the last four years. Economic trends, demographic make-up, and health care policies influence the rate of health insurance coverage in the

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14 Feb 2018

Trump’s Generals Are Making a Killing in Pension Benefits

Military generals in the Trump White house are making a killing, at least in terms of their pension benefits and salaries. Trump thinks that generals and other senior military officers are great at organizing chaotic situations or instilling discipline into errant civilians and others with minimal workplace experience. Yet while

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12 Feb 2018

Financial Reporters Missed the Role of Neoliberal Bias in Recent Market Volatility Reporting

The stock market’s recent spike in extreme volatility produced reams of good explanations about its fundamental and technical causes, but it failed to address the permanent fundamental conflict that underlies the volatility: the possible shift in political-economic power between and the deep-rooted conflict between business and labor, Wall Street and

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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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