Category Archives: Perspective

Time Future

“Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future, and time future contained in time past.” -T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton, 1 Extraordinary Times The experience of watching the broad stock indices march higher for months threatens to … Read more

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The Predatory Tax Act of 2017

The estimates are arriving and the facts of the TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT are emerging. The Tax Policy Center (TPC), a purveyor of independent analyses of tax issues, has produced two noteworthy studies of the bill. To begin with, … Read more

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The Bond Chimera

Investing by definition involves making decisions under uncertainty, as the future is unknowable. Given the regime change underway in Washington, uncertainty of current events is at or near its zenith. The anxiety behind the heightened degree of uncertainty is apparent … Read more

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Doublethink

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” – George Orwell, 19841 The parody of a presidential election playing out on the ubiquitous combination of traditional and social media reminds … Read more

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For Whom? Part II

Leader of the Job Creator Brigade As my several readers around the globe may recall, I have written before about the irony of the GE CEO’s appointment to chair President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (see the January 23, … Read more

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