Perspectives

Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016
As the Presidential election enters its final week, it is worth considering which parts of the stock market are helped by which political party. In the aggregate, the stock market has done better under a Democratic president than a Republican one. However, this statistic tells relatively little in...
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016
As this election draws to a close, an effort to establish historic parallels is insightful.  It would seem that this race most closely approximates the 1828 election between John Adams and Andrew Jackson. Aside from the fact that Adams was running for re-election, the contrasts take familiar...
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016
Aside from the wholesale exportation of immigrants, the central economic thesis of the Trump campaign is the return of manufacturing jobs that were taken out of the country since 1992, when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law by the elder President Bush.   In essence...
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016
According to the United Nations (UN), there are currently 7.6 billion people alive in the world today.  The UN further estimates that the number will hit 10 billion by 2050, and 11 billion by 2100. As recently as 1974, the world’s population totaled 3 billion. At the time of 1 AD, the world’s...
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
It was a referendum no one asked for, orchestrated by a Prime Minister who believed he could win it, and didn’t. The vote is for the United Kingdom of Great Britain to leave the European Union (EU), the body which issues the currency (The Euro) and promotes free trade and free passage between its...
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
One of the more enduring traits of the last recession is the number of children who have either never left home, or who did leave home but returned. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of children age 18-31 living at home has now exceeded 32.1 percent of the population. This is more...
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