The self-proclaimed champions of womens rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a womans right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned.
Many market watchers have their eye on jobs and the unemployment rate as the determinant of when the Fed will hike.
Some time ago, we recognized that the number of companies acting to cut their dividends each month seemed to be a very good and simple predictor of the near real time state of the U.S. economy.
Its a different type of March Madness, and very few people are cheering.
Even the biggest number-crunchers, the fundamental analysts on Wall Street, peek at the charts when the sledding gets tough, and its been very tough lately.
Some economists worry that if the Fed raises rates too soon or the Republican-run Congress cuts government spending too much, we will have a 1937-style recession.
Only in the so-called mainstream media would ones love of country, a belief in the U.S. Constitution as our guiding document, along with the importance of fiscal responsibility be deemed as something extremist, instead of something patriotic.
I remember sitting in my car in college listening to Howard Stern on the radio before class sometime in 2000. Howard and his crew were talking about the stock market which was roaring. The Tech Bubble was in full effect. The sky was the limit. If you werent in the market you were losing out. It was a similar vibe to the Housing Bubble which would emerge only a few years later.
The durable goods report for February was released on Wednesday. It was another disaster in a long line of weak economic reports. And once again economists missed their optimistic estimates by a mile.
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