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The High Cost of Drugs and Crime

One of the defining issues facing society right now is the high cost of drugs and crime. Solving the drug problem, or at least limiting its damage, is the key to a brighter future for everyone. […]

The Federal Reserve Plunders America

Normally, I avoid political posts, but the bankers and other special interests are looting our treasury and this is beginning to cripple the finances of our nation. […]

The Benefits of Financial Reform

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law by President Obama today.  Anyone who follows my blog has heard me clamor for years about the need for these types of reforms.  And, although this bill is far from perfect, it is very comprehensive and it addresses most of the critical […]

Why Banks are out of Control

I just had an interesting comment debate with my buddy Matt over at the Online Investing AI Blog.  Matt’s a big fan of derivatives and a laissez-faire kind of guy.  He views government regulation with a heavy dose of skepticism.  I am not a big fan of cumbersome regulation myself.  But, I have become firmly convinced […]

Bank Troubles in the News

There is a plethora of exciting stories in the news this week. The common theme is that banks are in the cross-hairs of regulators, who have finally started to pull the trigger. […]