List/Grid Politics & Economy Subscribe RSS feed of category Politics & Economy

College and student loans: It’s time to think radically different

College and student loans: It’s time to think radically different

One of the things about some OWS activists that I find particularly troubling is this notion that the government can provide a fix to our current financial predicament. They can’t,… Read more »

Gewgaws and Debt Pushers

Gewgaws and Debt Pushers

Americans love us some gewgaws. Sometimes they seem really cool, but they are essentially worthless trifles, trinkets, baubles, knickknacks and whatnots.  When you realize you’ve been snookered, they invariably end… Read more »

They’re doing it all over again!

They’re doing it all over again!

Remember the open-ended, blank check, taxpayer-guaranteed $700 billion TARP bailout? It’s about to happen all over again… But this time with Bank of America. Here’s the background: Back in 2008,… Read more »

Great interview with Nassim Taleb

Great interview with Nassim Taleb

Nassim Talem of “black swan” fame has a great interview up at Bloomberg. Among the highlights: The system we have now is not a normal economic system. We’re not living… Read more »

Ron Paul… Start paying attention

Ron Paul… Start paying attention

I wrote Tuesday that voters are rapidly losing faith in both Republicans and Democrats. They see them as two sides of the same coin, incapable of fixing our problems precisely… Read more »

A few observations about Occupy Wall Street

A few observations about Occupy Wall Street

What are the things you’re not supposed to talk about at a dinner party?  Religion, politics, money… I think there’s a few others. Sex maybe? I’m going to weigh in… Read more »

Conversation with a kid

Conversation with a kid

I just dropped my third grader off at school and on the way we were listening to the news.  During the section on the protests on Wall Street a man… Read more »

Petty tyrants

Petty tyrants

We write a lot about the intrusiveness of the federal government into every aspect of our lives.  Whether its TSA goon squads at airports, armed FDA thugs raiding natural food… Read more »

Europeans Gone Wild

Europeans Gone Wild

I’m not an active trader.  I understand markets fairly well, but truth be told I’m just not savvy enough to understand the daily machinations and hundreds of different inputs you… Read more »

Job insecurity

Job insecurity

I’ve been distracted the past few days… My wife had a brand new shiny baby girl last week and I’m still getting my sea legs under me to pitch in… Read more »

© 2017 The Resilient Family. All rights reserved. XHTML / CSS Valid.