Monthly Archives: August 2012

Are Democrats Anti-Black?

It is a dumb question, but not nearly as dumb as the question, widely pondered (and answered in the affirmative) by the mainstream media, of whether Republicans are anti-women.  There is plenty of hard evidence that Obamanomics has not only … Continue reading

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Green Poverty

The absurd spectacle of the U.S. burning 40% of its corn crop as ethanol during a drought that has sent corn prices skyrocketing exemplifies a broader problem.  While professing grave concern about “wage stagnation” and the financial plight of the … Continue reading

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“Not Doing Too Much” – Smart Cash Deployment Enhances Total Return

Twelve years ago stock market investing was all about earnings growth while dividends were BORING.  Now the reverse is true, with investors “reaching for yield” while growth is, arguably, under-priced.  Investors need a framework for evaluating the trade-off between growth … Continue reading

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Why the Marx Brothers Should Support Romney

I have studied inequality way too much.  I once ruined three months of my life sitting in the Boston Public Library in the 1970s, scanning microfilm of the 1875 Massachusetts State Census returns in order to measure wealth inequality.  I … Continue reading

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Another Stock Market Buy Signal from Bill Gross?

Recently Bill Gross, the brilliant “bond king” who  founded Pimco, published a market commentary which The Wall Street Journal summarized with the headline: Bill Gross:  Stocks Are Dead and Operate Like a ‘Ponzi Scheme’ It sounds ominous, but it could … Continue reading

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