Category Archives: Finance

2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Black Tuesday, 11/4/2014


Yesterday was a disaster for the following: Women Education Health Care The poor The sick and disabled The economy The climate What folks actually voted seem to have gone out and voted for most of the incumbents, in spite of … Continue reading

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Housing


I recently read that there is nowhere in the United States where a person working forty hours per week on minimum wage can afford a two-bedroom apartment. How shameful that this country has come to that. On the same day, … Continue reading

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The World Around Us


I am reminded lately of the old joke where the Secretary of State goes up to an airline counter (old joke, this was before we could get our tickets online) and said “Give me a ticket to anywhere – we’ve … Continue reading

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Life in General


Just lately, I’ve been doing a lot about thinking about life and the future, not that I have any special insight on the future, but several people who I either know personally, or know through my interaction with lots of … Continue reading

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America 100+ years ago


I just finished reading a book titled “Never Victorious, Never Defeated” written by Taylor Caldwell, copyrighted 1954. It was a story about the first railroad-ers, the owners and the working people, from 1865-1935, and it was a real eye-opener. As … Continue reading

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Kennedy Half Century


Last night (November 11, 2013), after the American Experience show about JFK (which continues tonight at 8:00 on PBS), there was an hour show titled Kennedy Half Century, which is a book written by Larry Sabato, and is about how … Continue reading

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