Some Common Cents for October 7th, 2016

October 11, 2016, by John Norris

The American public goes through the same spectacle every four years; actually, some would argue it is every two years. Suffice it to say, we go through it a lot. ‘It’ meaning campaign promises and ranting & raving about how the ‘other party’ is wrong or evil. This year seems to be just like every other election year, but on anabolic steroids. Personally, I don’t think either party is mean spirited or wants to destroy...

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Some Common Cents for August 19th, 2016

August 19, 2016, by John Norris

I have watched the Olympics with some regularity over the last two weeks, and will be sorry when they are over this weekend. It has been a nice break from what passes as prime time entertainment these days, even if NBC makes it a nightly habit of serving up heaping helpings of schmaltz. However, you can’t please everyone. One of the things that fascinates me is the individual economic impact of winning a medal. For...

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Some Common Cents for August 12th 2016

August 15, 2016, by John Norris

Obviously, I haven’t gotten out a newsletter in a few weeks. I was physically out of the office on two of those Fridays, and last week? After getting about halfway through with Common Cents, I decided to actually read what I had written. I will make a long story short, and tell you I decided it best not to send it out; it wasn’t worthy of anything other than wrapping fish. As it was very...

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Some Common Cents for July 1st 2016

July 1, 2016, by John Norris

I suppose it would be appropriate to write about what I learned from the fallout due to last week’s referendum on the European Union in Britain, the Brexit. Here goes: British political leaders resign when things don’t go their way. That about sums it up. Other than that, it is hard to glean too much insight other than the world doesn’t seem to think the long-term economic impact is meaningful, at least as I type. After...

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