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Inflation or Deflation?

Ever since the massive Government response to the 2008 financial crisis, a number of market observers have predicted higher than normal inflation for the U.S. economy.  That, however, has not been the case.  More recently, we have other market observers looking at a generally weak global economic recovery and believing we have entered a period

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A World of Good

The nightly news is always full of terrible stories – the latest atrocities from ISIS, or a pending economic meltdown in Europe, or a military standoff in Eastern Europe, etc.  Perhaps President Obama was right when he said of the media “if it bleeds, it leads.”  Admittedly, I have at times been part of the

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Rethinking Military Spending

I have always wondered why the U.S. spends so aggressively on military construction and research compared to other developed nations.  Could those funds be used for a greater social good within the country?  War seemed so distant to me, even with the Middle Eastern conflicts beginning in 2001.  However, the spread of disruption due to

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