16 Apr 2019

You Can’t Go Home Again: The False Promise of a Rock Concert in West Palm Beach

        The concert was a success, but the audience had died.   Trying to recapture any piece of your past is a futile activity. We can certainly learn from our pasts, but it cannot be recreated. If you try to recapture any part of your memories, you

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14 Feb 2019

Embracing Change When New Ideas Can Remedy Old Problems

      Concerns about the ability to lead a financially secure retirement remains a top priority for many Americans, according to a new survey by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).  In their new Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey, 30% of the CPA planners who participated in the survey

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13 Jul 2018

The Progressive Economic Agenda Is No Threat to Prosperity

Many political commentators belittle the progressive social and economic agenda as unrealistic, too radical and pie-in-the-sky. Not true. Progressive financial policies are being used in various degrees by developed nations worldwide and especially in nations that have accessible health care for their citizens, lower infant mortality rates, a retirement safety

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12 Feb 2018

Financial Reporters Missed the Role of Neoliberal Bias in Market Volatility Reporting

        The stock market’s recent spike in extreme volatility produced reams of good explanations about its fundamental and technical causes, but it failed to address the permanent fundamental conflict that underlies the volatility: the possible shift in political-economic power between and the deep-rooted conflict between business and

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30 Nov 2017

At This Year’s Holiday Party Keep Your Hands to Yourself

[sgmb id=”2″] Of all the commentaries about the fast breaking allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, few people have discussed how this will actually affect future workplace behavior. If the outcry continues to be deep and strong, the future workplace for men and women working together will be very

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30 Mar 2017

Don’t Recognize the Republican Party Today? Here’s Why: It’s the John Birch Society

[sgmb id=”2″] Many veteran political observers say they cannot recognize the Republican Party  that elected Donald Trump. They should not be surprised. The reason is that it is not the Republican Party. It is the party of the John Birch Society that morphed itself into the far-right Libertarian Party. This is

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10 Mar 2017

Fantasy Financial Planning in the Trump Era

[sgmb id=”1″] Face it: Financial planning in Trump world  hinges on politics, not investing.  This makes it more important than ever for people  providing financial advice to tell clients about the implications of political decisions made in Washington and less about the basics of investing. By now, everyone has heard of the

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23 Feb 2017

What Retirement Crisis Are You Talking About?

[sgmb id=”2″] The financial media operates 24 hours a day and despite the proliferation of company, market and economic news and endless commentary, financial journalists are avoiding any discussion about the biggest financial crisis facing every American: the retirement crisis. Politicians don’t want us to talk about it since this is the ultimate form of

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01 Jun 2016

How the Terror Management Theory Helps Explain the Current Political Circus

[sgmb id=”2″] One reason why the current presidential election campaigning has brought out the worst in American politics and journalism and focused extreme attention on the deficiencies of the nation’s justice and economic systems, is certainly due to the rise of the Tea Party, the 2007 recession, Congressional ineptitude and

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03 May 2016

The DEA’s Use of Bad Science to Discredit Medical Cannabis

When science is used for political purposes it results in some very distorted and dangerous results that serve a specific point of view at the expense of the rigorous standards mandated by the scientific method. History has numerous examples of scientists who have twisted, concealed or fabricated scientific studies to

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