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A Spender’s Memoir

Consumers know that it is psychologically easier to spend with plastic than it is with cash.  Cash seems more real, does it not?  Why is that?  I would say that the difference is the time factor.  With cash, the money … Continue reading

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Just Gimme The Latest and Greatest, Doc!

  Most Americans, I submit, believe that our medical system is not only the world’s most expensive but also the world’s best.  When we have a problem we want the latest and best test, medicine, and procedure.  Would it surprise … Continue reading

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Is Economic Clarity an Oxymoron?

As the nation struggles to emerge from the worst recession since the Great Depression, the issues are becoming harder for politicians to ignore and the 2012 election is shaping up to be one of the most meaningful that I can … Continue reading

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Symptoms

As the campaign rhetoric begins to flow toward this fall’s elections I offer a small anecdotal observation to support the idea that whatever the government subsidizes results in more of the same. My wife and I often revisit the same … Continue reading

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