The EuroZone Depends On Spain. Here’s Why…

Before tackling how and why the EuroZone’s well being is linked to Spain, some quick background is necessary. The EuroZone became such when the nation states decided after World War II that adopting a single currency for the region would be best. This was legislated in 1992 with the parameters that each nation had to adopt the Euro and drop its respective currency.… [Read more]

Iowa Caucuses 2012

Reporting the top news story of the day in an old style ticker-tape manner:  Blah, blah, blah, blah….Mitt Romney wins Iowa Caucuses….blah, blah, *yuck*, blah…blah….Oh my, how embarrassing….blah, blah, blah…He did what? He spent MILLIONS of dollars to beat his opponents and the difference between first and second place was only 8 votes?…*Giggle* blah, blah, blah…What is that you say about ‘return on investment’ for the guy who used to run Bain Capital?…blah, blah; YADA?…YADA?!?…Yes, Rick Santorum….*googled his name…ewww..[Read more]

Are We Broke?

A friend asked me if I believe it when I hear people say “America is broke“.  Like anyone who has ever planned or read a budget, I know that numbers are data — but that data means something only when it is translated into information that tells a story…so, with hard and cold numbers, is it possible that the answer to the question as to whether or not America is broke can be both ‘yes’ and ‘no’?  [Read more]