PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Part ll : A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

Inequality, Corporate Welfare , an in balance in our Political Power has occurred as the Silent Majority remained Silent.  With the coming correction in the Market, the Middle Class may finally get a chance to have a seat at OBAMA’s Table.  Let’s decide what’s important to US and ask for a “change in the laws” … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Part ll : A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Washington the City on the Hill

Fish in the barrel, crabs on the net, it’s all the same to US. We’re stuck behind the net, we have no way to reach Washington, to tell them of our plight. It’s a walled off city representing themselves. No more pretense. No more government by the people , for the people. Instead we’ve got … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Washington the City on the Hill

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: What happened to the Middle Class?

I can’t believe they keep asking the same stupid questions on the News. Why isn’t the Middle Class purchasing? Have they all forgotten they wiped out the Middle Class. They have no money. They can’t afford to spend on restaurants no matter how low cost. What doesn’t everyone understand. The Middle Class was the backbone … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: What happened to the Middle Class?

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Debt Private & Public

DEBT. No wonder  folks hate debt. We were brought up the same way. Little credit card debt. No money spent unless you had it. Never shopping for the pleasure of shopping. You wanted something you bought it. End discussion. Now the recession has made The Middle Class  paupers in mind , spirit and actuality. The … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Debt Private & Public

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Fear of risk is holding the Country hostage to ” bad ” policy

As the media diverts our attention once again from job creation and Obama ponders income inequality which his policies have exacerbated. Our attention is diverted by more articles then I can count: climate Change’s effects on Monarch Butterflies, penguins and polar bears; the rush to fracking without a means to transport gas products causing widespread … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Fear of risk is holding the Country hostage to ” bad ” policy

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: One Nation’s Pyramid is another’s Cartel

This article in the NY Times DealBook captured my attention.  /” Overhaul of Israel’s economy has lessons for the United States. ”  There are lessons to be learned, though the scale of Israel’s problem never reached the level of inequality seen in the United States;  it is a cautionary tale. “Per Steven Davidoff, of the … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: One Nation’s Pyramid is another’s Cartel

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Stimulus? Jobs! Morning in America

Now that the mid term elections are upon us and 2016 is being talked about, expect the stimulus to flow!  But what’s the difference, the money will benefit a few, while the rest of the Middle Class remains mired in debt, with no job prospects and without “hope for a better life”.  Nothing has changed … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Stimulus? Jobs! Morning in America

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The Excesses of the Banking/ Broker Cuture

Let’s go to the movies. I Just saw the “WOLF OF WALL STREET” a Scorcese and Leonardo di Caprio tour de force. I felt the same way I had felt years ago, when I saw” Goodfellas”, dirty. The excesses on Wall Street have increased non stop through the decades. With the stakes higher then they … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The Excesses of the Banking/ Broker Cuture

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The Banking Culture

I had first hand knowledge of a Merchant Banking Culture in the early 80″s. It may not qualify me as an expert, but I was hired to find a significant loss reported in the Annual Report of Banker’s Trust. I followed the money, the procedures, and found the loss. I was authorized to hire an … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The Banking Culture

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The need for Bank Capitalization and Regulation

Gretchen Morgenson, NY TIMES 1/5/14, A roadblock to brawny Bank Reform. The need for tougher Capital Rules. ” It is unclear why the Fed is stalling on the leverage ratio to be maintained to prevent risk and create a Bank capital cushion that frees the public from another bailout? “Basel 3 will not be implemented … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The need for Bank Capitalization and Regulation