A Powerful and Persuasive Speaker

She makes horse sense and has a clear presentation style. I don’t know where Elizabeth Warren stands on any other issues, but I’m now listening! Her content is on target and her delivery is persuasive. Obviouly, with her background, she’s smart and articulate. Listen for yourself. How we got into this hole: $1 trillion in tax cuts for the super… Continue reading

The Ruins of Detroit

French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre created a photo essay of the decline of Detroit in their book, The Ruins of Detroit. This blog post showcases some of their haunting imagery. Amazon actually has several photo books on this topic. One must ask, how could an economic system go so wrong and hurt so many people in the process!  … Continue reading

Apple’s Ca$h Re$erve Exceeds Fed Ca$h Re$erve!

Yes, apparently it’s true. U.S. Treasury now has an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion.  Apple has $76.2 billion. So the world’s most valued technology company surpasses the fiscal resources of the world’s failing super power.  This is truly an interesting time—when transglobal corporations are more powerful than the major governments of the world. Nationalism will probably continue to diminish… Continue reading

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]appy Independence Day! In 1776 the early American settlers obtained independence from religious and government tyranny. A nation was born—a place where people mattered: well, at least the white, wealthy, male, protestant people who owned land mattered. In these 235 years basically the only thing that has changed is who is perpetrating the tyranny. This nation still suffers from religious… Continue reading

Overtaxed Corporate America

I hear all of the propaganda about how over taxed corporate America is.  I’m frequently reminded, especially during election cycles, that the tax burden is so unbearably high for corporations, they seek ways to move business outside of the USA. Really, now. What percentage of your income did you pay in income tax last year?  I bet it was a… Continue reading

Half of All US Children

At the end of 2009, a study reported by the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine concluded that over half of all of the children that live in the United States will live in homes that receive food stamps at some point before they reach the age of 20.  I wonder if now, just over a year later, the problem… Continue reading

Budapest & Prague: Day Two (Budapest)

Today we spent over 5 hours on a private tour of Budapest. Our guide, Karyn, and driver were excellent, making for a spectacular experience. Here’s just a bit… The Jewish Ghetto I think one of the most powerful things that will remain with me from today was hearing about and seeing the Jewish history in the Jewish Ghetto–the area where… Continue reading