Slicing Up the American Pie

The American pie

I love pie; it’s my favorite dessert. It does not matter the type or the style; if it has golden crust and some sort of filling I can eat pie anytime. I don’t know anyone who does not like pie – and when it comes to slicing the pie it always becomes complicated as more and more want their share.… [Read more]

The Parasitic Economy

Piece of the pie

Even if we don’t understand all of the details, we’re familiar with how the economy works. People earn money by working, they spend that money on goods and services or invest it in businesses. In either case the majority of that money received by businesses goes towards paying wages, purchasing capital, and paying various forms of rent and leases.… [Read more]

Retirement Planning

Nest Egg with large bills

The Democrats have a platform that says they’re committed to making it easier for Americans to save for retirement on their own. What does the Republican platform say other than ‘SCREW YOU, YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN? Well, of course we all have to save on our own; many corporations kicked us to the curb ages ago when they decided that pension funds… Read more…

What Now?

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I thought I would end up posting the very minute that the latest governmental fiasco deal was strong-armed and threatened debated into existence but, frankly, I’ve spent the last few days trying to find any upside to this latest episode.  I’m still searching and, given some of the reports that are not getting any mention in the press, maybe there’s more to this than meets the eye.  … [Read more]