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The Current Economic Downturn: It’s Totally Different Than 2008

The following was saved the old Morss Global Finance website, just in case anyone was looking for it (with the help of archive.org): Introduction Elliott R. Morss, Ph.D.                               © All Rights Reserved Back in 2008, a speculative bubble burst. It … Continue reading

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Trains from Boston to Berkshires: Are They Worth $25 Billion?

Introduction Trains are probably the most comfortable and best way to travel. The problem is speed. But some trains are faster than others. The fastest train in the world is the Maglev train with a top speed of 268 mph … Continue reading

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Ukraine – What Are The Real Numbers on US Support?

Introduction In recent months, Ukraine has been in the news and mostly for the wrong reasons. Specifically, we hear that US President Trump withheld $400 million in aid to Ukraine. Of that amount, $214 million of that went to the … Continue reading

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Seed Catalogues 2020 – Which One(s) To Use

Introduction Well, it is that time again. The seed catalogues are pouring in and us “farmers” we have to decide which ones to use. This has always troubled me – so many catalogues to choose from. In 2007, Mother Earth … Continue reading

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Major League Baseball Finances, Part 2 The Boston Red Sox

Introduction In an earlier piece, I examined Major League Baseball (MLB) finances. It was notable that the Boston Red Sox, normally viewed as one of the successful big-market teams, appeared to be in financial straits. That is, after deducting last … Continue reading

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Major League Baseball Finances: What the Numbers Tell Us

Introduction Now that the World Series is over, the most interesting part of the baseball season starts: The Hot Stove League. To provide some background for this, key financial statistics of Major League Baseball (MLB) are set forth below. Income … Continue reading

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The Presidential Candidates – What Are They Worth?

While big money exerts considerable influence in DC, the law requires that candidates running for any Federal office must file a financial disclosure form. The Center for Responsive Politics reports on these financial disclosures for all Presidential candidates.  Source: Center … Continue reading

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Who Really Controls the US?

Introduction Trump has single handedly taken the US in many new directions. But beyond the publicity glare of cable news and social media, the DC power brokers continue to work steadily. This table provides a breakdown of the $3.4 trillion … Continue reading

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Lenox in the Berkshires: Down and Out?

Nora Caplan-Bricker recently wrote a piece for Boston Magazine – “Down and Out in the Berkshires.” Down and Out? My comments on her piece follow. As you point out correctly in your next paragraph, the Berkshires are going through a … Continue reading

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Paying People Too Much – A US Problem

Introduction The New York Times just published its annual report on executive pay. It is a regular reminder of just how out of line US income policies are relative to those in other developed nations. A summary of their results … Continue reading

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