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James Quinn is a senior director of strategic planning for a major university. James has held financial positions with a retailer, homebuilder and university in his almost 30-year career. Those positions included treasurer, controller, and head of strategic planning. He is married with three ... more


The Custodial State
Technology is changing a key relationship in Western societies that seldom gets addressed.
Tesla Posts Record Loss – And Stock Price Goes Up!
Elon Musk’s Tesla (TSLA) just posted its biggest loss to date – $430 million in three months – but Tesla stock prices climbed 10 percent after the announcement. What to make of this?
Is The Media Deliberately Trying To Spawn Civil War 2.0?
Everyone is talking about a looming civil war on American soil, but they’re all blaming the “other” side. We need to ignore the media looking to stir things up. We can refuse to participate and take the bait - you don’t have to engage in the hate..
Funniest BLS Report Ever
Only a captured government drone could put out a report showing only 38K new jobs created, with the working age population rising by 205,000, and have the balls to report the unemployment rate plunged from 5.0% to 4.7%, the lowest since August 2007.
The Great Corporate Earnings Fraud
Dividends and stock buybacks in 2015 topped $1 trillion for the first time. Stock Buybacks and ex-items accounting gone wild.
Deranged Central Bankers And Their Consequences
The global economy has only deteriorated since mid-2014, with politicians and central bankers accelerating the issuance of debt.


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In politics, records count for more than campaign promises. Donald Trump,is working to shape a favorable public image of himself. It is essential that voters look beyond slogans and take a look at where the candidate stands on serious issues.
Ron Paul: Repeal, Don't Reform The IMF
Would you extend a multi-billion dollar loan to a borrower already struggling to pay back an existing multi-billion dollar loan? That is just what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) did last month when it extended a new loan to the government of Ukraine. And that's not where IMF's problems end...

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