Weekend Reading Links 10/13/17

Weekend Reading Links 10/13/17   Well it has been another fun and busy week.  I was constantly in motion doing a lot of writing, client calls, and kid events (nothing quite beats 3rd grade poetry night… a lot of reciting Shel Silverstein.  I was sorry when the kid who picked Tennyson was not able to Read more about Weekend Reading Links 10/13/17[…]

How to Become a Great Investor – The First Six Tentacles of the Kraken

The Kraken’s power comes from its vast size and ability to wrap multiple tentacles around its prey.  At the height of its strength it can drag the biggest ships under the ocean and devour them.  As the Kraken grows, its reach expands into every corner of the ocean.  This is how I view my investing Read more about How to Become a Great Investor – The First Six Tentacles of the Kraken[…]

Weekend Reading Links 1/20/2017

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first Weekend Reading Links of the New Trump World Order.  I will spare you my feelings on the topic except to say that this is the world we live in now and I still plan to work hard at making myself better and providing as much value to the Read more about Weekend Reading Links 1/20/2017[…]

Donald Trump Economic

The Economic Consequences of the Donald

Donald Trump’s Economic Consequences The phenomenon of Donald Trump is something that we have not seen before in American politics – A professional promoter and reality television star who has enthralled a portion of the nation and gained more traction than anyone thought possible.  While he makes headlines with some of his more outlandish statements, Read more about The Economic Consequences of the Donald[…]


Currently Reading: Social: Why Our Brains are Wired to Connect by Matthew Lieberman Best For: Anyone who wants to better understand the social behavior of humans Favorite Quote:  “We intuitively believe social and physical pain are radically different kinds of experiences, yet the way our brains treat them suggests that they are more similar than Read more about Social[…]

Austerity v. Stimulus: Why Neither Side is Right

We have an unfortunate economic situation on our hands that, while I do believe the worst has passed, is nowhere near being solved.  With a near 10% unemployment rate, that means we have approximately 15 million people in this country who are unable to find work.  You can see the stats as they are compiled Read more about Austerity v. Stimulus: Why Neither Side is Right[…]

Why China Will Not Surpass the United States as the Next Global Superpower

Many global market observers look to China as the next great bastion of structural economic growth.  With one-fifth of the world’s population and an emerging consumer class, many believe that China’s rise to economic dominance is inevitable.  While China is currently, and may remain for some time, an engine of global economic growth, there are some fundamental weaknesses underneath the Read more about Why China Will Not Surpass the United States as the Next Global Superpower[…]

Is this the start of a Lost Decade, or a prelude to post WWI Germany?

The hottest topic on financial news networks these days is the question “To which brand of economic collapse do you subscribe?” This is where academic economists and market pundits come on TV to point to similarities to the United States’ current environment to that of various other economic horror stories through-out history. And while this Read more about Is this the start of a Lost Decade, or a prelude to post WWI Germany?[…]

The Robber Barons

Currently Reading: The Robber Barons by Matthew Josephson Best For: Fans of Rockefeller, Carnegie, Gould, and the other larger-than life industrialists and financiers who helped built the modern American economy.  Fans of American economic history will enjoy the details of this book.  Also, it is one of the most quoted books from the more contemporary Read more about The Robber Barons[…]