Monthly Archives: November 2015

Expect to Pay Less: Web entrepreneurs say we’re getting soaked

More and more investors seek bargains; they look for things on the cheap. Indeed, individual investors increasingly turn their backs on Wall Street and its often outrageous products. They buy low priced index funds directly from the fund company. They bypass the “financial intermediaries” (brokers). These are the sales people pushing high priced funds. They…

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The Failures of a “Government Enterprise” A periodic series on government trying to run businesses at GregoryBresiger.com

The Anniversary No One Celebrates in New York: Generations of Transit Disaster—-the New York City Subways, Part 2. The subways weren’t always a mess. But certainly the system, which began in New York City in 1904, has been enfeebled over the past 75 years by the persistent tinkering of government, through politicians and their authorities.…

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Still Another Massacre in France: Is the West ready to defend its values?

The disastrous first World War—what was once called “the Great War” until an even bigger one 25 years later—gutted Europe and made the tyranny of Communism and Fascism possible in the 1920s and 1930s. The terrible second World War left the Soviet Union in command of huge portions of Central and Eastern Europe. These nations…

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The Failures of a “Government Enterprise” A periodic series on government trying to run businesses at GregoryBresiger.com

The Anniversary No One Celebrates in New York: Generations of Transit Disaster—-the New York City Subways, Part 1. The New York City Subways are a mess. That’s led to persistent rider and taxpayer problems over decades. Both line extensions and adequate maintenance have been repeatedly delayed because the system can’t generate nearly enough money to…

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Don’t Worry, Everything Is Still OK in Queens County, New York: District attorney re-elected though almost no one voted or cared.

Queens County Richard A. Brown, a lifetime Democrat, cruised to victory a few days ago in a farcical election in which he had the support of almost every major party. It is an election that is typical of so many in the United States: Few people came, preferring not to waste their time with an…

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The Circus Returns to Queens: Another farce of an election here in Queens. Can someone, almost anyone, please run for district attorney in a county of some two million people?

Many elections in the United States are often a joke disguised as a coronation. I went to a coronation this morning. It was a laugh-a-minute session in which so few suckers—err voters—showed up at the polls that, when I was identified as one, several election officials starting baying, “Hey, we have a voter over here!…

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