Recent Writings

Perspective and comments regarding current ideas and occurances in society. 

Interest Rates, Inflation, Recession

Interest Rates, Inflation, Recession

Economics is a relatively complicated subject. Some definitions and explanations are required for those not familiar with the subject. The basic principles of economics are the laws of supply and demand. The price we pay for a product or service will rise or fall...

The Dangers of Nuclear Energy

The Dangers of Nuclear Energy

Many years ago at the start of my first career, I was employed by General Electric Company and graduated from the Financial Management Training Program there in Schenctady, New York. GE at the time was probably the largest manufacturer of power generators for the...

Crypto Whatever

Crypto Whatever

Substantial changes are taking place in the investment landscape worldwide.  Purchases of cryptocurrencies, which seemingly began on a small scale by mostly retail investors, appear to be becoming more acceptable in fact to larger more influential investors and even...

Are We Still Democrats or Republicans?

Are We Still Democrats or Republicans?

Although it may not be widely understood by voters, the terms democrat and republican were intended to identify a substantial difference in thinking about how our country should be managed. The United States was set up by our forefathers to be a Republic of states...

Sovereign Debt

Sovereign Debt

It mystifies me to watch investment portfolio managers run to hide investment money in government bonds when they see the stock market in decline. Surely, balance sheets of most corporations, even some with too much debt, are in better shape than the balance sheets of...

Is Government Too Big?

Is Government Too Big?

We are so busy living our lives every day that it is likely never or only on a very rare occasion that we give much thought to our government and most of those thoughts will be around election time. We elect who we think is best and assume that they will run the...

Equality and Equality of Opportunity

Equality and Equality of Opportunity

You cannot listen to a radio or TV broadcast or read a newspaper today without seeing constant discussion about inequality. This is not limited to racial inequality, but also has been extended to include gender inequality and non-citizens, as well as, prejudice...

Illusion of American Prosperity

Illusion of American Prosperity

It seems to me that the economy of the United States is reported as being sound and growing but my own experience and knowledge  tells me that it may not be.  This article may inspire your readers to think more intuitively about government interference in the economy...

Types of Government

Types of Government

It occurs to me that, within the general public, there is a lack of understanding about government and how important it is to understand the impact that the government that rules us has on our daily lives. Printing this article may have an educational impact on the...