Forget the Dow Jones. How’s Doug Jones?

Forget the Dow Jones. How’s Doug Jones?

Language matters. For example, the words that corporate and government officials use to report on the health of America’s economy can either make clear to us commoners what’s going on — or hide and even lie about the reality we face. Consider the most common...
The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

The stock market is down. It must be some crazy thing China has done. Those Communist countries just don’t understand how capitalism works. No, wait! The market just went up. Did China fix its capital markets already? Not really. More likely it’s that our Federal...
Tilting at Turbines

Tilting at Turbines

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and several of John D. Rockefeller’s heirs have some investment advice for you. They want you, your college or alma mater, your local firefighters’ pension fund, and all other investors — big and...
The Class War Goes Retail

The Class War Goes Retail

For the first time since 1997, the U.S. economy just added at least 200,000 jobs per month for six months running. GDP grew at a 4 percent annual clip between April and June. The percentage of Americans who describe the economy as “good” has climbed to the...
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