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 February 26th 2016

February 26, 2016, by John Norris

When I became the de facto ‘chief economist’ at my previous employer in, what, 2001, I assumed the responsibility of making any number of public presentations about the economy and markets. Since I don’t mind speaking in front of a crowd and most of my then co-workers did, this was no skin off my back. 15 years later, I will tell the 1st Quarter and the 4th Quarter are the busiest for talks, by far....

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