Category Archives: economics

Median income, a false statement perhaps

I think that the statement that one is above or below the median income, can be a very deceiving way to view things. It is one measure – no doubt a good comparison like the traditional thought of tax paid … Continue reading

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Coffee prices due to increase, potentially

I heard the folks on the radio talking this morning about a problem with Arabica Coffee bean problems. Evidently there is a coffee fungus spreading throughout Central America that is devastating crops. They also said that this will impact prices … Continue reading

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Target Networth or Target Debt Reduction

First let me apologize to those folks that follow my blog, since I have gone through some very difficult family times recently with the passing of both my father and my father-in-law, all within the month of April &ellipse; not … Continue reading

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Making the choice to pay more taxes … just to pay more taxes

That thought is the VERY first thing that entered my mind when our esteemed Senator Ray Lesniak suggested that we need to raise the gasoline tax by 5 cents per year for the next 3 years, so that we can … Continue reading

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Unemployment extension suggestion

I doubt that any of the legislators will ever read this, but why not set a limitation on the unemployment extension permanently? I was reading this article (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/us/politics/unemployment-benefits.html), and the following thoughts came to mind. The thought I have would … Continue reading

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How to look good on paper aka National Debt as a percentage of GDP

I have to dispell a terrible myth that seems to be running around the entire country on every blog. My objective is to show how to look good on paper by viewing the National Debt as a percentage of GDP. … Continue reading

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Is the Fed helping or hurting our economy

I was reading this article which was reposted from Reuters, and stating that the U.S. added 175,000 jobs last month. And in following paragraph it mentioned that unemployment ticked 1/10 point higher. One only has to ask a simple question … Continue reading

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Are we a nation of overworked people

After reading this article, I have to disagree and state that I don’t believe that we are a nation of overworked people. The reason that I say this is because I do know that most people that have raised themselves … Continue reading

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Are you smarter than 12th grade economics

I was perusing around the web a couple days ago and strolled onto this little economics test. Now all you have to do is answer are you smarter than 12th grade economics? Are you smarter than a 12th grader in … Continue reading

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