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Category Archives: Debt

Inside Job

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Alan Greenspan, Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Economics, Federal Reserve, John Glenn, John McCain, Lawrence Summers, Matt Damon, Movies, Ronald Reagan

Arnold Schwarzenegger Must be President

I know many of you believe I failed as Governor of California and am now indisputably a cur since I fathered a child, now age thirteen, with a member of my domestic household staff. You sympathize with my wife, Maria Shriver, because she long endured my infidelities and didn’t learn of this one until recently, […]

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Blockhead

Riding bull market Bob bought stocks appealing to addled brain and sold U.S. bonds guaranteeing 13.5 percent annually he planned to beat every month. He should’ve begun treatment. After binge phone woke him five p.m. October 19, 1987 when man said, “I heard rumor market dropped 500 points. Possible?” “No, recent weeks stocks down about […]

Also posted in Economics, George Thomas Clark, Housing, Stock Market

Politicians Condemn Your Debt, Deepen Theirs

I wasn’t looking for anything controversial, just a few quick early-morning facts before I began work.  I suppose I should have been reading an almanac instead of a newspaper, for on one page an article explained why many people are sinking in credit card debt and on the other side a headline announced the United […]

Also posted in Economics, Politics

Arnold Acting on Budget

Doesn’t Arnold look good?  No matter what the camera angle or lightning, day or night, inside or outside, that rascal is chiseled and tanned and verily glowing with handsomeness and charm.  You know it.  He’s got a hell of a smile, too, at once split-front toothy and warm and empathetic.  It’s a smile full of […]

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