14 Jun 2014

All About Money

Everybody now just has to make up their mind. Is money money or isn’t money money. Everybody who earns it and spends it every day in order to live knows that money is money, anybody who votes it to be gathered in as taxes knows money is not money. That

27 Aug 2013

Missing the Forest for the Trees

Let me explain what I’ve learned about the forest so that you might understand why I’m so disappointed in those folks who are busy pointing at trees. It was December of 2010 when Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the late alleged Boston Bomber came to the attention of the FSB, Russia’s Federal Security

31 Jan 2013

The Race-To-The-Bottom, Working for the Clampdown, and the Flat Spin.

As I observe our economy, my latest pre-occupation has been with the observation that “Everybody is doing the same thing”. What I mean by this, and what I think is obvious, is that everywhere you look, in every work-place and every business, managers are attempting to restrain or roll-back the

15 Nov 2012

We Can’t Handle The Truth

There is no such thing as cold. When a person dies, freezes to death, let’s say. It is not because cold creeps into his or her body, it is because the heat necessary to sustain bodily functions creeps out. Heat is a one-way street, heat flows in one direction, when

01 Nov 2012

Is Romney Hiding Windfall Related to GM bailout?

As many as half of America’s voters are seriously considering, hell they’re committed to voting for the guy who more than any other American can be considered the poster-boy for vulture capitalism. Mitt Romney is travelling the country touting his business experience as proof that he is the best hope

09 Oct 2012

Do We Really Understand High Frequency Trading?

Two years have passed since the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago asked the SEC to look into the dangers of HFT (high frequency trading). The SEC, so far appears to have been studiously avoiding the whole issue. As is well known by now, the SEC has good reason to avoid

14 Sep 2012

This Is All So Confusing

As we continue our efforts to digest the meaning of recent attacks on our embassies in the Middle East, and the direction taken by leadership of the movements we have called the Arab Spring, I’m continually amazed at the feigned surprise on the part of American leaders that the people

08 Sep 2012

The Tipping Point Is Now

The answer to my most gnawing, constant question dawned on me just the other day; Why don’t ‘they’ see that they’re driving our nation over the cliff? Why don’t ‘they’ see that their rapacious greed is wrecking the very economy that made their own wealth possible? Why don’t ‘they’ see

02 Sep 2012

Clint Eastwood the Great Communicator

It’s a well known fact that most people are not great listeners, but even given that fact, I’m appalled at the level of misunderstanding that is evidenced by the commentary I’ve read concerning the Clint Eastwood speech at the RNC. I’m especially disappointed in those who saw/heard a speech they

21 Aug 2012

13% of what?

Mitt Romney has proudly declared that he has never paid less than 13% in taxes. Which begs the question; 13% of what? I have waited in vain for anyone in either the MSM, or the Blogosphere to ask this question. In our tax system, all marginal tax rates are meaningless