There is a talk show host where I come from that likes to warn his listeners not to get caught up in the thick of thin things. By this, he means, don’t get sucked into a debate about insignificant but sexy issues and then lose sight of the really important ones.
This is especially good advice in the political campaign season because politicians and their handlers love to find a sexy molehill and then → Read More
Lately I’ve been traveling coach cross-country on Delta Airlines. I took the opportunity to read In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. Told from the perspective of a naive, American ambassador and his family, this exceptional, historical novel documents Hitler’s ascent to power in Nazi Germany circa 1933. The question always on my mind as I read was: “Could it happen here?”
A fair answer to that question requires that we put aside → Read More
On March 2 of this year I posted this: Events May Determine Obama’s Fate, an article which outlined several possible events that could tip the coming Presidential election either to Obama or to Romney.
First on my list of events that would favor Obama is “A Well-Timed QE3.” Yesterday, Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed would begin buying $85-billion worth of debt every month until further notice beginning today.
This is bad news for → Read More