PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Mideast peace & other vital concerns

1. One woman’s opinion. If John Kerry and the President are moving forward with Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, why should the rest of the world interfere? I’ve been reading the press and the embargoes imposed by The UK and the European Union are not helpful . This morning, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, responded … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Mideast peace & other vital concerns

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Financial Reform & Local Innovation

1. FINANCIAL TIMES 7/16/13. Outdated technology could lead to another crisis in Banking. No one is rewarded for the maintenance of internal IT infrastructure; therefore, the ability of Banks to separate their operations is lacking. Last year, after RBS, inserted a new software program, there was a meltdown of their ” normal” payment systems as … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Financial Reform & Local Innovation

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: In my humble opinion, seeking the good life!

1. To all my followers, I am deeply troubled by the ” state of our economic recovery”. I’ve tried to remain politically neutral , since I was disappointed in the results of both Parties. It seems that I was incorrect. The sequester and it’s results are too devastating to the American people to remain silent. … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: In my humble opinion, seeking the good life!

Public Advocacy: All being Equal: Science and Finance truths

1. NY TIMES 4/5/13. In sign of Global Warming, 1600 years of ice in Peru’s Andes melted in 25 years. This is significant because, the retreat of the ice cap in Quelccaya, may pose a threat to water resources in the area. It is predicted that large cities like Lima and La Paz may suffer … More Public Advocacy: All being Equal: Science and Finance truths

Public Advocacy: The Good Life

It seems so simple.  People want to work.  They want to have money to spend.  They would like time with their families and communities.  What went wrong? Whether intended or not, we’ve chosen the path to Austerity.  Just like the Europeans.  It was obvious last year that the first and 2nd quarters were going to … More Public Advocacy: The Good Life

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Fed Concerns & The Entrepreneur Scene

1.NY TIMES 4/3/13. B. Appelbaum: A debate in the open at the Fed, Two members of the Fed admitted it was hard to talk about the economic outlook of the Country without being a sourpuss. Mr Lacker, the President of The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond , said he didn’t expect the economy to recover … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Fed Concerns & The Entrepreneur Scene

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Financial Thoughts from The Economist

1. The Economist 3/23/13 The Financial Repression Levy. There is more then one way for savers to lose out. In Cyprus, the overnight raid on savings was a shock. But savers in other countries have also seen a hit to their purchasing power in the form of negative interest rates, a form of financial repression. … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Financial Thoughts from The Economist

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: TAXPAYER CHOICES

1. When it comes to the choice between the taxpayer and the Banks, we know who won. The bankers: they got to keep their Banks, their risk, their shadow banking system, with no consequences or accountability expected. The taxpayers lost big time. They lost their homes, they took on student loans with no hope of … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: TAXPAYER CHOICES

Public Advocacy: Financial Reform

1. Financial Times 3/6/13: FBI Joins war against abuse of fast trading: To quote, The FBI has teamed up with securities regulators to tackle the threat of market manipulation posed by sophisticated computer trading strategies that have taken markets beyond the scope of traditional policing. FBI Agents have joined forces with a new unit in … More Public Advocacy: Financial Reform

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The financial Times

1.Tax increases planned 2/7/13 Barack Obama, Proposes tax increases on oil and gas groups and hedge fund executives as a short term fix to avoid $1.2 Trillion in automatic spending cuts. The business community and other Lobbyists are ” up in arms”, fighting to preserve their turf. The reforms, part of an overall tax reform … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The financial Times