What is Vladimir Putin Saying?

What is Vladimir Putin Saying?

Vladimir Putin has been saying since before he invaded Ukraine that the United States is making it necessary for him to take such steps on behalf of the Russian people. In fact, since the end of World War II, Russia has been making statements that the United States...
The Curse of Paul Voelker

The Curse of Paul Voelker

America has always had a love affair with inflation. We love to see wages increase, home values rise and stock market prices go up. Unfortunately, costs also rise sometimes faster and our wealth actually will decrease instead of increase. But we do want our inflation...
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...
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...