18 Jan 2019

New Study Shows Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” Is Financially Viable

A new financial analysis finds that Medicare for All, a bill (S 1804) introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2017, is not only financially viable, but that it could provide health care for all Americans and reduce health care spending by $2.93 trillion over the current system. The report, entitled

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17 Jan 2019

Why Teaching Financial Literacy Is a Failure

In a Jan. 9, 2019 press release from American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the group lists 10 steps individual investors should take to transform themselves into “a new financial you” in 2019. The CPAs offered the list in an honest effort to help Americans “ensure their financial house is in

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08 Jan 2019

Is There Room in Broadcasting for Non-Corporate Financial Journalists?

Financial journalism used to be a straightforward presentation of market, company and economic facts. It was popular among business people and investors because it was predictably boring to other audience. It was just the facts. However, almost imperceptibly over the past decade or so, financial journalism, especially on cable, has

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28 Dec 2018

Who Benefits From Trump’s Market Volatility? It Is Not Average Investors

If people believe the fallacy that Trump is a successful businessman, than his negative impact on the stock market is no surprise. Turmoil in the White House begets turmoil in the confidence of the American electorate, as well as in the financial markets.  Whether it is paranoia about invaders from

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11 Dec 2018

From Baghdad to Madison the Neoliberal Agenda is Unfolding

Seizing political control in the most advanced, economically sophisticated and wealthy democracy in the western world requires huge amounts of money, political manipulation, military and political control stealth, and raw power. Taking political control is a process that has to be almost imperceptible until it reaches its near-final stages. Only

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04 Nov 2018

White U.S. Supremists Most Dangerous of All to Domestic Security

New York Times by Janet Reitman, Oct. 3, 2018 From the FBI to the DHS to state police, U.S. law enforcement failed to see the threat of white nationalism. Now they have no idea how to stop it. Read next week’s cover story now. White supremacists and other far-right extremists

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31 Oct 2018

Does Wall Street Have Something to Hide When It Comes To Social Security?

On Oct. 16, 2018, Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said that due to an increase in the federal budget deficit, Republicans would have to reduce and alter some of the key provisions in Social Security and Medicare.  In his announcement, McConnell said the only way to reduce the record-high

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30 Oct 2018

Can Billionaire Donor Sheldon Adelson Make the Republican Party Less Anti-Semitic?

Multi-million dollar donors to national political campaigns are businesspeople, as much as they are political partisans. This means they first and foremost want tangible returns for their multi-million dollar donations.  These returns can take the form of favorable regulations, repeal of legislation and the appointment of political surrogates to courts

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18 Oct 2018

Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid: The Keys to the 2018 Election

The scandals, Russian collusion investigation, self-dealing financial transactions, mismanagement, insults to women and people of color, are all trademarks of the Trump administration as they inflame sections of the electorate. But, the one thing that crosses all social-economic and political boundaries is a 83-year-old benefit that is now under attack

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30 Sep 2018

Does Politics Have a Valid Role in Financial Services Marketing?

Traditional marketing theory and business practices have long said that politics and religion should be avoided in daily business practices at all costs. But the new reality is that politics is ever present.  It is now part of social relationships, dating, religion and business. It now being injected into most

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