Income Inequality

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The phrase Income Inequality has become a standard battle cry for politicians these days, with the implicit assumption that inequality is a bad thing, but is the basic concept of inequality truly a bad thing? The lowest level of inequality in human history arguable occurred when mankind lived a primitive life in caves. I don’t think […]

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Greece – Lazy, Stupid or Evil?

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My regular readers are already familiar with what I like to call BUC Lately I’ve been mulling over a new one, which applies quite well to the discussions around Greece, but I think is universally applicable – L4 I was speaking with a friend of mine who lives in the States and she was asking […]

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Banks & the Fed – Bail ’em Out then Beat ’em Up

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While shoppers were watching their pennies this holiday season, I was grinching over the relationship between the Fed and the big banks as reminiscent of the abusive relationship between Ike and Tina Turner – bail them out then beat them up with an onslaught of massive fines.  According to a global banking study by the Boston Consulting […]

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Regulating Freedom of Speech & IRS scandals

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Earlier this week I appeared on the Rick Amato Show with my writing partner, Chris Versace.   We discussed the FCC’s recent statements  concerning regulating conservative media, somehow justifying regulating freedom of speech.  We also discussed the IRS Scandal concerning Lois Lerner’s refusal to testify and claims that her emails have been lost. In the second […]

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Italy and California: A Sisyphean Nightmare?

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I think most people are clear that in a robust, healthy economy entrepreneurs are able to quickly turn their ideas into reality, in the process creating jobs and occasionally having an enormous impact on the way we live, as in the case of Apple, Amazon, and for the ladies out there, Spanx.  My two homes, […]

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