Economy

CLOSING OUT ANOTHER…ANNO HORRIBILIS… (and hoping that this next one will be slightly less so…) Not much we can say about this past year of 2017 other than…we’re glad we’re able to be closing out another…anno horribilis…and hoping that this

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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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UNCERTAINTIES ABOUT OUR WEATHERVANE TAX POLICIES… (are what keeps the RPM level of our economic machinery barely turning above…idle) Aside from all the usual campaign blather and noise being made in an election year like this one, the most striking

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ALL THOSE LAVA FLOWS OF MONEY FOR POLITICAL ACTION… ( to give our economy CPR every four years) We probably have the most productive economic machinery in the world. Unfortunately, it has a bad pattern of boom or bust cycles,

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IN POLITICS IT PAYS TO BE AN ARTFUL DODGER (…by making promises that can’t or won’t be kept) As previously noted – Campaign 2016 – is off to an earlier than normal start, particularly among Republicans. Even so, serious discussions

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WILL WE END UP WITH A TIPPY CANOE…AND BERNANKE TOO? (…trying to keep an economy on an even keel is a tricky balancing act) Fed Chairman Bernanke’s recent pronouncement about possibly easing back on the stimulus throttle, to let interest

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BLACK FRIDAY…AN UPTICK FOR THE ECONOMY (…are the caribou herds of holiday shoppers…flowing stronger this year?) It’s that time of year again. We turkeys, having been well stuffed from our Thanksgiving feeding excesses, are now ready to surge out to

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