Economics

SOME SAY VALENTINE DOESN’T DO ANYONE ANY FAVORS… (unless they’re card, candy, or flower peddlers…) Blessed be the name of St. Valentine, the patron of lovers and love everlasting…sorta… not to mention beekeepers, epileptics, and assorted travelers. As with so

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS… (have always been a matter of balancing the dynamics of its elements with its fundamentals) Economics is often referred to as that “dismal science”, mainly because it is indeed subject to dismal and useless arguments about

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THE RIO DE JANIERO OLYMPICS (…games for many…and some fun just for some…) The 2016 Summer Olympic Games seem to have started off without a hitch despite a lot of anxieties and misgivings about them…Brazil’s economic and political problems…pollution problems…non-functioning

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PLUS CA CHANGE PLUS C’EST LA MEME CHOSE… (…the more things change…the more they remain the same…) Here we are in this 2016 presidential election cycle, and the very same issues and concerns we had nearly a decade ago…are still

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EXPECTING GREECE OR ANY MEMBERS TO IMPOSE FISCAL SELF-DISCIPLINE (…wss to believer the EU was capable of herding…cats) The resounding NO vote result of Greece’s referendum brings their country’s situation and the EU/IMF to the brink of critical mass…which could

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BUDGETS, BUDGETS EVERYWHERE… (…and always printed in red ink) The President recently sent a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year to Congress for some four trillion dollars…and that’s just for one year’s spending. Talk about being the world’s Daddy

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SOUNDING MUCH LIKE THE JAWBONING OF ASSES… (…and that ain’t the way Sampson did it) The Russia-Ukraine crisis rumbles on…and off…and on…and off. Another dismal example of what happens when – talk- is the only response to aggression. The problem

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BACK INTO THE WILD-BLUE YONDER (…coming full circle to where we were…before) The President has ordered an open-ended air-strike campaign against the rampaging forces of ISIS in Iraq, because these are now attempting to attack the Kurds there. It seems

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A CARPE DIEM MOMENT FOR MALI (…to create a mutually beneficial accord with the Tuareg) Thanks to France’s unilateral action to come to the aid of its impotent central government, Mali has been freed, for the moment, from an extreme

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