Observations of Our Current Economic Climate

March 13, 2017
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Observations of Our Current Economic Climate

By Dr. Mark Pingle, Professor of Economics, University of Nevada Reno Editorial Note: This article is in response to a social media post criticizing President Trump for taking credit for the Obama economy, I will make a couple of comments. First, in each recession prior to the 2008-2009 recession including the Great Depression, where economic…

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The End Of The World, Part II

March 12, 2017
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The Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) is still alive and well in Congress despite efforts by people like your humble author to kill it.  So let me not mince words.  This tax if implemented will end in disaster, and it will do so for reasons neither businessmen nor politicians seem aware of.  Only a small handful…

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Those Dirty Political Tricks

March 6, 2017
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Those Dirty Political Tricks

Yes, they have been around for a long time. In fact, they are as old as the human race. I mean, even Eve and the snake conspired to draw Adam into their web of deceit and it worked. The temptation was the offer of power: “If you eat of it, you will know as God…

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Get With The Program, President Trump

March 5, 2017
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Every once in a while the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes what the job market will look like 10 years out.  As the great American philosopher Yogi Berra said (or perhaps didn’t), Forecasting is difficult, especially when it’s about the future.  Maybe their forecasts aren’t that great, but they do indeed give the reader a…

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Don’t Widen the Plate

March 3, 2017
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Don’t Widen the Plate

Note: Author Unknown Twenty years ago, in Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA’s convention.  While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers…

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Finding Excuses!

March 2, 2017
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Finding Excuses!

As a young man, I delighted in sports and was at least a bit above average in the pursuit. But good old Jake was, well, he was not. He had a string of excuses every time he blew it or we lost: The Sun got in his eyes, or a bug, or some dust. The…

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Crisis in Democratville

March 2, 2017
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Crisis in Democratville

Neither anger nor insults is an effective strategy. We had dinner last night in a place filled with Trump supporters. The vilification, or more correctly the attempt at vilification by the talking heads on TV is having a counter effect. If the democrat party has any hope of salvaging itself and its movement (personally I…

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