Tag Archives: Political Blackmail

The Empty Toolbox

So here we go – the president wants his jobs bill passed and the House is saying no way – the only way to create jobs is to cut spending, shutting down as much of the government as possible, throwing … Continue reading

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Storm Warnings

Okay. It’s a simple hypothetical. Let us say that over the last ten years or so you bought a lot of stuff on credit – a new car every few years, a big house, yearly trips to Paris to do … Continue reading

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When the Smart Money Walks Away

Okay, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, as they say, but June opens with omens: A batch of disappointing economic reports is leading some investors to worry that what appeared to be a short-term … Continue reading

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