Category: Economics

February 23, 2013

Crossing the Rubicon

Filed under: Economics,Politics In General - 23 Feb 2013

By Fred A. Kingery

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at RealClearMarkets.com.

The current global debt accumulations are unprecedented. In fact, it can be observed that at no time in the history of the human race, other …

The Unemployed, Volunteerism, and Freedom

Filed under: Economics - 23 Feb 2013

The Great Recession has produced one thin silver lining for some of the nation’s unemployed: the opportunity to serve others. Along with polishing your resume and networking, most job search experts advise volunteer …

January 13, 2013

Economic Outlook for 2013: ZIRP, Zombies, and the Japanization of the American Economy

Filed under: Economics - 13 Jan 2013

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson

I recently indulged in some wistful, year-end nostalgia, but now that 2013 is underway, let’s turn our attention to a time more crucial to our well-being: the future in which we will live.

Bank of America Freezing Gun Manufacturer’s Accounts

You might think that a professional outfit such as Bank of America operated based on stated policy and not caprice. But not according to owner of American Spirit Arms Joe Sirochman.

On his Facebook page, Sirochman tells of his …

January 6, 2013

Solution? What Solution?

Happy New Year! Welcome to higher taxes!

Yes, that’s right, Democrats, along with a minority of the majority Republicans in the House, voted to raise your taxes as part of the deal to avert the “fiscal cliff”! The Senate …

December 30, 2012

Villain of the Week

Filed under: Economics,Politically Incorrect Reality - 30 Dec 2012

The Hall of Fame includes Big Oil, Big Pharmaceuticals, big, sugary soft drinks, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Nabisco (makers of the artery-clogging Oreos), Hostess and far too many other institutions and products to name here. …

Are Democrats Smarter Than Republicans

The Headlines say it all “Boehner offers debt-ceiling increase in cliff compromise” or “Boehner Reported to Offer Millionaire Tax Rate Increase.” Yet behind the headlines the meat of the stories shows House Speaker Boehner once again folding like a …

December 27, 2012

What Should Be Done About the Fiscal Cliff

Filed under: Economics,In The News - 27 Dec 2012

Everyone is talking about the “fiscal cliff”—the likely impact of the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the planned cuts in government spending that are part of Budget Control Act of 2011. Much discussion about the fiscal cliff, and …

December 16, 2012

Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

Everybody wants an “A” but nobody wants to study. Everybody wants to be rich but nobody wants to save. Everybody wants to lose weight but nobody wants to exercise. Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody …

December 14, 2012

Obama’s Fiscal Cliff … Will he Ever Take the Blame for his Failed Policies!

The fiscal cliff is a self imposed dilemma brought to you by your congress and your president. Since Obama could not muster up the courage before his re-election bid to put his budget down on paper and up for a …

December 12, 2012

Views on the News – 12/8/2012

People weren’t paying attention when they voted because they are surprised that President Obama is still stridently campaigning instead of doing the real work of governing. There is no evidence that Obama is willing or able to work with …

December 11, 2012

Lemmings Over the Fiscal Cliff

No matter what happens with the fiscal cliff negotiations the GOP is going to take the blame. If nothing happens and taxes go up and non discretionary spending is slashed it will be the Republicans fault, not the ideological rigidity …

December 9, 2012

Happy Days Are Here Again

Things are not as bad as they could be; however, they certainly aren’t as good as they should be.

Recession? What Recession? According to the government and their media arm in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media …

December 7, 2012

I’ll See Your Economic Collapse and Raise You National Demise

Filed under: Economics,Politically Incorrect Reality - 07 Dec 2012

Being just weeks away from reaching our debt ceiling and with frightening talk about a fiscal cliff, there’s much sympathy in Washington for tax increases. Even conservatives are wavering. A few Republicans have dumped their anti-tax pledges, and former Nixon …

December 3, 2012

Long Live the Twinkie! (Twinkie Killers, Part 2)

Filed under: Economics,In The News - 03 Dec 2012

Can the Twinkie and other famous Hostess brands be saved? I hope so, and I’ll offer my own two cents’ on one possible way of doing so. First, though, I’d like to address two of the criticisms of my previous …

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