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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The Best Years Become the Worse Years: The lack of financial literacy destroys millions of Americans

My wife, Suzanne Hall, and I, now in our 60s, often see the financial misery of our friends all around us these days. Unfortunately, it is a subject we often discuss, as we review the financial woes of various friends and co-workers. A friend of ours heading toward 60, who has always had good jobs…

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16 Things You Can Do To Stop Your Identity Being Stolen

Click on the interactive flowchart below to find out 16 Things You Can Do To Stop Your Identity Being Stolen. View Interactive Version (via Choice Loans).

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The Scourge of America: Using the power of government to change culture

The government message is clear: Don’t save or invest. Go to the nearest casino, but buy some lottery tickets on the way. It’s the television commercial that is difficult to escape, yet it is a disturbing reflection of how Americans are changing. A seeming frivolous young man goes into a store and decides to buy…

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