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Important Changes Are Occurring in the Investment World: Which Ones Really Matter?

Introduction I recently wrote a piece on what can be expected from blockchains and crypto-currencies. But there are other important changes taking place in the global investment industry. And some of these are just summarized in a series of articles … 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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The Future of Online Sales

Introduction I am fascinated by technological advances and how long it takes humans to figure out how to make use of them. Just think how long it has taken to get advances resulting from the information revolution into use. A … 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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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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Obama’s Middle East Policy Has Been a Complete Failure – Or Has It?

Introduction The media needs new content daily. And in part because of this, the American public has a short attention span. Add to this that Americans are less well-informed on foreign affairs than any developed country, the Middle East becomes … Continue reading

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The Worst US Foreign Policy Blunder – Vietnam or Iraq?

Introduction Inasmuch as the US is the world’s leading power, any major foreign policy mistakes it makes are felt globally. The US and Russia wisely did not go to war back in 1962 over Russian missiles in Cuba. Great choice! … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy: What Would It Be?

Introduction In a recent piece, I looked at what Trump has said (so far) on US foreign policy. It contained several attractive features. Perhaps most appealing was his policy position on nation building. He is against it. Following a discussion … Continue reading

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Donald Trump on US Foreign Policy: A Needed Reset?

Introduction Many have said that Trump’s foreign policy is nothing more than a series of inconsistent statements of a know-nothing. For example, Jeffrey Stacey claims Trump’s foreign policy views are: “…contradictory, confusing, and destined for the historical dustbin if enacted. … Continue reading

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Brexit? How About Grexit?

Introduction The debate over whether the UK should/will leave the European Union continues. The same question should be asked about Greece leaving the Eurozone. Remember Greece? That was the country that encountered some economic turbulence right after the global depression … Continue reading

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