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The Red Sox: What To Do in the Offseason? Part Two – Pitchers and Overall Conclusions

Introduction In the first part of this series, I concluded that Bogaerts and Bradley are expendable and a long ball hitter is needed. In this piece, I look at Red Sox pitchers and draw some overall conclusions about what the … Continue reading

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The Red Sox: What To Do in the Offseason? Part One – Hitters

Introduction The Red Sox have now lost in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year. With a payroll of approximately $225 million (3rd in the Major Leagues) there are clearly some problems, either with players, management, … Continue reading

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Growing Gambling Facilities in the Northeast US: Is There a Market for Them All?

Introduction Politicians in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island have put aside moral and/or addiction concerns over gambling. Instead, they recently asked why all the gambling dollars from their citizens go to the casinos (and governments) in Connecticut and New … Continue reading

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Gambling: A State of the World Report

Introduction The press regularly reminds us that we live in a work teeming with dangerous addictions. They include: drinking, drugs, sex, and gambling. The reality is that most people enjoy these activities and incorporate them into their lives without becoming … Continue reading

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The US Has Been Running a Huge Trade Deficit for Years: How Can This Happen Without the Dollar Weakening?

Introduction Many bemoan the large US trade deficit which represents the difference between the export and import of certain goods and services. Since 2000, the US has run an annual deficit ranging between $362 Billion (2001) and $762 billion (2006). … Continue reading

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Eisenhower Was Right: The Military-Industrial Complex Poses a Real Threat

          In the 20th and 21st Centuries, the US has been at war far more than any other nation. And recently, US wars appear to be increasingly unfocused and unproductive. Back in 1961, Eisenhower warned about … Continue reading

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New Technologies, Automation and the Future

Introduction In recent postings, I have joined many others in speculating on what effects the information revolution will have. Already, its impact has been tremendous. Its effects include: The elimination of a huge number of jobs lost in both service … Continue reading

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Speculation on Trump and the Future of the Democratic Party

Introduction As I have noted, the election was a real wakeup call for the Democratic Party: its message to the working class, their traditional support base, did not sell. To address what the party should do going forward, I have … Continue reading

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The Most Important Take-Away from the US Election

Introduction Much will be written about the bitter US election pitting two unpopular candidates against one another.  In my view, who won is of secondary significance. For the most part, lobbies control most of what happens in DC: the US … Continue reading

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Trump vs. Clinton: How Do They Stand on the Issues?

Introduction Many have been transfixed by the media’s portrayal of Clinton’s and Trump’s shortcomings: Hillary – emails and foundation, Trump – the tape and lawsuits. Be that the nominees were Biden and Kasich! In what follows, I actually look at … Continue reading

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