Monthly Archives: September 2014

Courting Disaster: Americans forget financial errors so they might repeat them in the near future

Millions of Americans, who apparently have dim memories of 2008, again may be flirting with financial disaster. That’s what I recently learned in looking at second quarter credit card numbers. They show billions of dollars in new card debt—$28 billion in new card debt— added in the three months that ended June 30th. This contrasts…

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Don’t Pay Through the Nose!

You’re coughing up a lot in taxes and other expenses every week and month but maybe you think you should pay more? That’s a rhetorical question. I’m sure almost everyone visiting this blog—-a blog devoted to personal finance and individual liberty, especially the protection of your hard-earned property—agrees that it makes sense to get the…

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The New York Circus Continues: In part II, our pols clown around some more and dance around the debate issue

Priceless! That’s what New York’s political clown class—-the stars of the New York circus—are. Most are part of a ruling class. They are career pols in America who, as soon as they leave college or law school, get on the public payroll and expect never to leave it (Examples: former Congressman, Anthony Weiner, Senator Charles…

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The Big Top Comes to the Big Apple: The political clowns march in and take over the city

A classic comedian still gets support It’s early September in New York, the circus is in town and it will be staying on until early November. Recently, I voted in the primary election—-for governor of New York—-and, in about seven weeks, it will be time to vote in general elections, always an exercise in pathos…

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What’s Wrong with Baseball, Part V: Well Heeled Deadmen Walking

In this player friendly era of free agency in the major leagues, there’s tens of millions of dollars in dead money. What is dead money? And who are the dead players of baseball? It’s the money that teams are paying to many players with long term contracts who are years past their primes. These players…

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