The Irreverent Economist

Stocks and Bondage

  “Their younger recruits, having nothing in them of the feelings or principles of ’76, now look to a single and splendid government of an Aristocracy, founded on banking institutions and ... Read More

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All Along the Watchtower

  "There must be some kind of way out of here," Said the joker to the thief "There's too much confusion I can't get no relief. Businessmen, they drink my wine Plowmen dig my earth None... Read More

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A Tribute to My Mother

She was Diane Morrow Cooper, Diane Cooper Parker, DCP, Dinah Girl, Grandma D, Mom, and Mommy. She was a daughter, sister, wife, lover, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother extraordinaire. There w... Read More

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History Speaks for Itself

People are beginning to compare the current era to the onset of the Great Depression.  So let's hear from those who were in the thick of it: "A giant suction pump had by 1929 to 1930 drawn i... Read More

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Jay Powell, Wizard of Oz

You may have been wondering whether April’s stock market recovery marks a turn for the better in terms of the outlook for the economy and portfolios.  We addressed this issue at some length in our ... Read More

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When Words Fail, Listen – Part III

The best 5 minutes you'll spend today...and probably most days. ... Read More

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New England Advisor Waives Fees for Clients Who Donate Them

by Jed Horowitz at Advisor Hub On a Sunday night in mid-March, Karen Parker Feld thought about the massive government relief being provided to businesses and industries struggling through the coron... Read More

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When Words Fail, Listen – Part II

Frans de Waal understands humans. That's me on the left, by the way. ... Read More

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Paladin’s Valor Added Campaign – Part II

Our clients rose to the challenge, donating close to $350,000 to friends, family, neighbors, schools, parks, restaurant workers, meals on wheels, health care heroes, artists, vaccine developers, those... Read More

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Through the Looking-Glass

The Fed has used the coronavirus crisis to double down on a failed strategy of supporting financial markets while the real economy declines.  Our latest Quarterly Market Outlook & Strategy letter... Read More

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