Category Archives: Politics

The truth about NYC traffic slowdowns. It is not Uber!

“You can’t handle the truth!” That is about right in my view… Where do I start? Well, for one, I’ve been selling wine in NYC for over 26 years and hence I’ve been driving into, around and out of NYC … Continue reading

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John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now

Is there a doctor in the house? The global economy is failing to thrive, and its caretakers are fumbling. Greece took its medicine as instructed and was rewarded with an unemployment rate of 26 percent. Portugal obeyed the budget rules; … Continue reading

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U.N. Climate Change Report Sees Risks Of Irreversible Damage

Have we gone past the point of no return? Listening to ignorant people who continually bury their heads in sand (conservatives) is going to mean the end of us all. This article from the Business Insider spells it our in … Continue reading

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Gov. Christie will never live this one down…

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Lobbyists in NY back off Wine Bill…for now.

Well, there’s a bit of good news for small distributors, wineries and wine geeks throughout NY State. It seems that given Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opposition to allowing wine to be sold in NY grocery stores, lobbyists are backing off after … Continue reading

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The European Debt crisis explained in 2:37 minutes…

This short video is by far the best, funniest and truest explanation of the European Debt Crisis and the situation with the Euro. It really is not that hard to explain, but it too the British geniuses behind Clarke and … Continue reading

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I Support the Occupy Movement

Hat Tip to Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture for the heads up on the “I Support the Occupy Movement” banner from Jeff Couturier. I totally agree with the premise of the movement. Even though I may not be able … Continue reading

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Why the Eurozone may break up in the near future…

Having grown up in Europe and the fact that I still have family in Europe, I have always had somewhat of a vested interest in staying up to date with whats going on across the pond. That and the fact … Continue reading

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“Effects of the Financial Crisis and Great Recession on American Households”

I am going to quote a few salient points and then provide a link to this post from the Economist’s view, which presents  some rather sobering statistics regarding the economic downturn and how it has affected American households…. “According to … Continue reading

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The US economy under Republicans and Democrats

I  usually don’t re-post a whole blog entry from another blog, but I just could not resist.  The post and charts below were lifted from Mark Summer’s post on the Daily Kos. There is no clearer indication of the difference … Continue reading

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