07 Feb 2019

Meet America’s Biggest Socialist Corporations

    In his State of the Union speech, Donald Trump predictably made a number of controversial, inaccurate statements. However, one which caught many people off-guard was his comment that America would never be a socialist nation. In his speech, Trump said: “America was founded on liberty and independence and

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05 Feb 2019

Share Buybacks Used to Be Considered Insider Trading. Not Now.

    In the 1960s, the sale of clear plastic ant farms was a popular gift for kids. The ant farms came complete with ants, a packet of sand and a clear plastic rectangular container that was placed on its own stand, so the ant farm could be viewed in

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17 Jan 2019

Why Teaching Financial Literacy Is a Failure

    In a Jan. 9, 2019 press release from American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the group lists 10 steps individual investors should take to transform themselves into “a new financial you” in 2019. The CPAs offered the list in an honest effort to help Americans “ensure their financial house

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08 Jan 2019

Is There Room in Broadcasting for Non-Corporate Financial Journalists?

    Financial journalism used to be a straightforward presentation of market, company and economic facts. It was popular among business people and investors because it was predictably boring to other audience. It was just the facts. However, almost imperceptibly over the past decade or so, financial journalism, especially on

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28 Dec 2018

Who Benefits From Trump’s Market Volatility? It Is Not Average Investors

      If people believe the fallacy that Trump is a successful businessman, than his negative impact on the stock market is no surprise. Turmoil in the White House begets turmoil in the confidence of the American electorate, as well as in the financial markets.  Whether it is paranoia

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11 Dec 2018

From Baghdad to Madison the Neoliberal Agenda is Unfolding

Seizing political control in the most advanced, economically sophisticated and wealthy democracy in the western world requires huge amounts of money, political manipulation, military and political control stealth, and raw power. Taking political control is a process that has to be almost imperceptible until it reaches its near-final stages. Only

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04 Nov 2018

White U.S. Supremists Most Dangerous of All to Domestic Security

    New York Times by Janet Reitman, Oct. 3, 2018 From the FBI to the DHS to state police, U.S. law enforcement failed to see the threat of white nationalism. Now they have no idea how to stop it. Read next week’s cover story now. White supremacists and other

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31 Oct 2018

Does Wall Street Have Something to Hide When It Comes To Social Security?

      On Oct. 16, 2018, Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said that due to an increase in the federal budget deficit, Republicans would have to reduce and alter some of the key provisions in Social Security and Medicare.  In his announcement, McConnell said the only way to

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18 Oct 2018

Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid: The Keys to the 2018 Election

The scandals, Russian collusion investigation, self-dealing financial transactions, mismanagement, insults to women and people of color, are all trademarks of the Trump administration as they inflame sections of the electorate. But, the one thing that crosses all social-economic and political boundaries is a 83-year-old benefit that is now under attack

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30 Sep 2018

Does Politics Have a Valid Role in Financial Services Marketing?

      Traditional marketing theory and business practices have long said that politics and religion should be avoided in daily business practices at all costs. But the new reality is that politics is ever present.  It is now part of social relationships, dating, religion and business. It now being

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