Tag Archives: Europe

The Sexy Euro

Yesterday the Greek banks reopened for the first time in three weeks, albeit with strict restrictions.  For those who have been willing to look beyond the surface, the wisdom of the Euro itself is one of the underlying arguments in … Continue reading

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A Bad Punt

I’m usually among the last to comment on an unfolding situation.  That is by design.  To me there is little sense in evaluating speculation.  While the “resolution” of the Greek financial crisis is still a work in progress enough is … Continue reading

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Greek Drama

Imagine you are faced with two choices.  One is certainly bad; the other entails the unknown but looks far from promising.  Which do you choose?  The Greeks will tell us which way they will go on July 5th. 

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Repeated Graditude

This article is almost completely “stolen” from the postings of June 6, 2011 and June 6, 2014.  I had to use quotation marks because I can’t think of a way it is physically possible to steal from myself.  Imperfect as … Continue reading

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In Punt Formation

I guess politicians got tired of kicking the can; now they are punting.  We have different verbiage yielding the same non-solution.  This time around it is appears the disease has spread to Europe.   

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The American Right’s No Go Zone

I guess you could go back to Joe McCarthy – possible further back – but its modern manifestation seems to have started with Ronald Reagan’s trickledown economics; the idea that if we only lower the taxes for those who already … Continue reading

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What Are Voters Waiting For?

One of the greatest influences on my writing is Paul Krugman.  I make no secret of that and on more than one occasion have suggested that my readers make his op-eds, which appear in the Monday and Friday online editions … Continue reading

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America’s Ebola Insanity

I have never been shy about criticizing American media.  Left, right and center it has two major faults.  Foremost, they beat a story to death; if they latch onto what they consider to be something hot it gets almost exclusive … Continue reading

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Unionish

The most interesting vote to take place in America in 2014 may well occur this week.  It won’t happen on a Tuesday and neither Republicans nor Democrats will be on the ballot.  Wednesday through Friday the National Labor Relations Board … Continue reading

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Punt Formation

Most NFL teams start their season today.  To show you how poor of a “season” the 113th Congress is having they appear to be in full punt formation.  Reportedly the House has scheduled a vote on a Continuing Resolution to … Continue reading

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