The Dog and the Frisbee

  “Why is it that border collies can catch Frisbees better than many humans, including ones with physics PH.D.s”, asked Andrew Haldine who serves as the Bank of England’s executive director for financial stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of …

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Fairy Tales And Active Imaginations

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein What do you think Einstein was thinking when he coined this clever quote? …

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Once In A Lifetime

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack You may find yourself in another part of the world You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a …

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The Return of American Capitalism

Special Pre-election Commentary In 1993 C. Bradley Thompson published his ground breaking paper  Socialism vs. Capitalism: Which is the Moral System.  We have merged a majority of the key elements of his original work with the hope of resparking the debate he helped to start.  We …

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This Could Be Heaven or This Could Be Hell!

Who is afraid of the Fiscal Cliff? The Euro Zone? The Middle East Strife?  Remember the stock market is on a comeback and up over 15% for the year!  The S&P 500 index is essentially flat since January 2000.  We’re …

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Welcome to Japan Or Is It Spain? Ok, I Will Settle For Japain!

  At a recent investment conference, I was told that the end of the world was upon us and we were about to sail over the fiscal cliff.  Nonsense, I just don’t believe that Armageddon is on our doorstep.  So …

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Why Am I Always Filing My Taxes Late

Now that we are in the final weeks of 2011 everyone’s attention will soon turn to the preparation of their personal tax returns.  As each tax season unfolds we tend to hear a common question, why am I always filing …

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Dr. Strangelove Economy

Here we are entering the final quarter of 2011 and nothing really makes sense. Fundamental investors are throwing in the towel as Hedge Funds and Day Traders play “Risk On, Risk Off” with the markets. Like the 1960’s black comedy …

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This is your Captain Speaking – Please Fasten Your Seatbelts – As We See Some Turbulence Up Ahead

  We were actually starting to believe that the economy was beginning to stabilize and that we could begin to apply more traditional allocations to asset classes.  As often is the case, just wait a moment and, like the New …

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