Category Archives: Economy

And now for something completely different … Yamhill County History

Some rare information about a family which also provides a window into Oregon rural history. The family of Aaron Cohen lived and worked in Willamina for several years. Aaron Cohen was a treasured member of the Willamina community and the … Continue reading

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Was the Brexit vote a good thing for the UK and the world?

Answer: Yes. It was a good thing! In our last post, we said we’d discuss this question. World money managers have already realized that the Brexit vote may actually be GOOD for them, for Great Britain, for the EU (more … Continue reading

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Brexit vote and the market – what to do?

We rarely apologize, but in this case it is necessary. We knew immediately, the minute we heard about the British pound crashing and stock markets all over the world crashing just because the British voted decisively to leave the European … Continue reading

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What leader does Donald Trump remind you of?

A few days ago a friend read a newspaper editorial to me arguing that Donald Trump was a classic case of a person with an inferiority complex. It compared him, unfavorably, to Obama. That made no sense at all. But … Continue reading

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Dow dropping. Advice? Start reading headlines

The economic news headlines are too numerous even to post, but we’ll give you a few at the bottom of this gloomy post. Just check out the latest earnings reports, news of employee cutbacks, executive shuffles/ removals, project delays/cancellations. It looks as … Continue reading

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Uh oh, ESA may be in trouble

Researchers at Michigan State University report the startling and surprising news that “a new species of bird has been discovered in India and China.” It is the delightfully and poetically named Himalayan forest thrush. But, but, but the Endangered Species Act … Continue reading

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Day Four: US Govt Shutdown continues

Public transportation, government office buildings, schools, highways, every “public” service, read: government service, has been shut down in much of the Northeastern U.S. Where is the outrage?  Where is the panic, fear, anger, discomfort, yea, even the snark? Does this mean … Continue reading

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King Midas = US government

Remember the Greek myth about the great King Midas? “Mythological possessor of the “Midas touch”, [he was] given the power to transmute whatever he touched into gold.” according to the linked site here. The encyclopedia goes on to say that “Midas was a … Continue reading

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Don’t buy any stocks yet…

A few days ago, I said I was going to tell you about a company I was interested in, but not until I bought it (to avoid a stampede into the stock, giving me a big profit  – hahahaha) But … Continue reading

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Market continues downward slide. Why?

  Inflation Around the World IFO has had occasion to reprimand one of the writers on the Dividend.com website for total ignorance of economic realities. This seems to be another writer, who has clarified a question that has long puzzled … Continue reading

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