Mar 122017
 

Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; just to name the decade is enough. It is a byword for mass poverty, violent extremism and the gathering storm of world war.

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Will Trump Discover Why So Many Americans Were Left Behind?

 Posted by on 2016-11-16 at 01:34  business, donald trump, economic policy, economic theory, economics, Economy, election 2016, globalization, News, Politics, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on Will Trump Discover Why So Many Americans Were Left Behind?
Nov 162016
 

In the first part of this article, “The Five Whys Of The Trump Surprise,” I argued that the root cause of Donald Trump’s surprise win in the presidential election was economic: too many Americans – particularly white Americans in rural areas– have been left

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4 Bad Reasons Millennials Buy Homes

 Posted by on 2016-10-30 at 20:57  economics, investing, mortgage, real estate, Reblog  Comments Off on 4 Bad Reasons Millennials Buy Homes
Oct 302016
 

One of the biggest mistakes Millennials make is purchasing a home before it really makes sense. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a home, but you might want to reconsider if you are buying your first home for any of the following reasons.

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Wall Street Execs Allegedly Traded on Insider Info While the World Collapsed in 2008

 Posted by on 2016-09-29 at 01:38  banking, economics, Economy, finance, financial crisis, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on Wall Street Execs Allegedly Traded on Insider Info While the World Collapsed in 2008
Sep 292016
 


The invaluable International Business Times, under the direction of David Sirota, has been doing god’s work on the circumstances of the economic crisis of 2008, even though most of the rest of the country’s political class—including, sadly, the president—has moved on.

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What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?

 Posted by on 2016-09-20 at 01:33  economics, finance, money, mortgage, real estate, Reblog  Comments Off on What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?
Sep 202016
 


If you are making the comparison of renting versus buying a home, you need to consider all the factors. If you do a quick search online, most of the resources available will only look at mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, and maybe homeowner’s association (HOA) fees. However many of them will not discuss and outline the “other costs”. These are costs such as landscaping, snow removal, home furnishings, repairs, maintenance, replacements, and renovations. These “other costs” can add up to a lot over time.

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Wells Fargo Scandal Shows Next Bank Crisis Coming

 Posted by on 2016-09-15 at 11:53  banking, economics, finance, financial crisis, money, Reblog, wells fargo  Comments Off on Wells Fargo Scandal Shows Next Bank Crisis Coming
Sep 152016
 

There’s never just one cockroach. If you see one in the open, you know many more are still hiding. Call the exterminator. This time-honored rule also applies to banks.
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Joseph Stiglitz: ‘Monetary union was the mistake’

 Posted by on 2016-09-04 at 23:57  brexit, economics, europe, finance, money, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on Joseph Stiglitz: ‘Monetary union was the mistake’
Sep 042016
 

I’m on my way to interview Joseph Stiglitz, economic guru of the political left, about his latest book, The Euro and its Threat to The Future of Europe. Waiting in the reception of Penguin Books, I notice on display an early, Penguin “classic” edition of George Orwell’s 1984.

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