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Tag: Economy

Increased Social Programs Don’t Equal Socialism

With the 2020 elections, we are hearing a lot about socialism. Many fear that, should the Democratic party sweep the White House and Senate, an inevitable march toward the US becoming a socialist country will begin. Socialism is an economic system in which the means...

Creating Money to Fund Social Security

In two recent columns, I discussed two reasons not to worry about the possibility of “defunding” Social Security. First was the unlikelihood of Congress and the President ending Social Security payroll taxes. Second was the option for Congress to fund...

Making Sense Of Stock Market Behavior

Watch this video on YouTube One of the most asked questions I get is, “Why is the stock market going up when the economy continues to get worse? This makes no logical sense.” More workers file for unemployment every week. Over 20% of our workforce is...

Where Would You Put Your Cash?

Watch this video on YouTube The COVID-19 virus. The drop in the stock market. The presidential elections. Alarmist news reports and “expert” predictions about the economic impacts of each. No wonder investors are feeling fearful. When our brains perceive...

Be Wary of Predictions in Economy and Elections

Watch this video on YouTube “I rarely have seen economic fundamentals as good as they are now.” I heard this observation from Greg Valliere, the chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, in a May 18 keynote address at the Spring Conference of the...