The Irreverent Economist

A Dose of Valor Added for November 3rd

Today is a perfect day to remind ourselves that our personal destinies are not determined in Washington DC. For the past 244, years we the people have been learning and re-learning the lessons and ... Read More

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Opening Pandora’s Box

In our society's latest attempt to get something for nothing, we're Opening Pandora's Box. Some things in life are so ubiquitous, pervasive and enduring that their existence and consequences are no... Read More

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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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