brucedoe

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Mon Jul 18

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:50 AM

Re: LacyHunt: Negative Multiplier of Government

As an addition to my previous post on Keynes, since I took advanced economics courses (The Business Cycle and Public Debt), I have heard that, if the government runs deficits less than the GDP, the debts can be done forever.

I admit that I [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:39 AM

Re: LacyHunt: Negative Multiplier of Government

Poz

I'm afraid that there is more to Keynes than you believe. He certainly believed in the business cycle and proposed that government borrow money in bad times and repay it in good times. He proposed that the budget should be balanced [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:19 AM

Re: Why is England leaving the EU?

jaggu

Yes, we have free movement in the U.S. Places like California and Texas welcome immigrants from other states moving into their state. They don't know how many and don't seem to be bothered by this. The Brits say they don't [more]

Sat Jul 16

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:21 AM

Re: US lurching closer to third world status

WilliB

I'm going to try to avoid being political, but one of the biggest fibs the pols use is that divisions are racial or ethnic, when actually they are primarily economic and social.


You are a bit idealistic here [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:13 AM

REITs Hitting New Highs

More than 600 stocks high new 52-week highs this last week including many REITs, including some I never heard of before. There were only about 11 new 52-week lows according to Barron's.

My star among REITs, I guess, is American Homes 4 [more]

Fri Jul 15

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:05 AM

Re: US lurching closer to third world status

Steve

Remember George H.W. Bush's momentary lapse into honesty when he referred to "Voodoo economics?"

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:59 AM

Re: command vs free systems

Absent unions, a unique phenomenon in human history that lasted for 50 years in the 20th century and which seems a questionable prospect to repeat - or dramatic income leveling taxation - we're not going back.

I heartily agree [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 10:38 AM

Bad Days For Me

My stocks (seven common and three preferred) are REITs except for some GPC and 3M. They behaved very well in the recent downturn so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised if they don't behavwe well in this up market while the S&P 500 is [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 10:25 AM

Re: PSA-D

I tried to buy some PSA-D yesterday but Vanguard was not listing it yet.

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Wed Jul 13

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:09 PM

Re: Insanity = Loaning Puerto Rico more money

Yes, Guantanamo seems like something out of a Kafka novel. People jailed with no charges for over a decade.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:06 PM

Re: command vs free systems

idealist

The problem is that the voters are voting against their interest. They don't like what is going on but keep voting for the people in congress responsible for their plight. And when they replace someone, the new person seems to [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Real Estate Inv. Trusts: REITs board. 11:56 AM

Re: REIT Preferreds

The current short-term rates are trivial and the yield is negative when inflation is counted in, low as the inflation may be.

I'm with CM001

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Tue Jul 12

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:34 PM

Re: UPS Died

We recently had a black out, not for long, and the power came back on. We lost a TV that was the only electronic gadget not on a surge supresser.

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:29 PM

Re: Opioid deaths: Looking for a solution

speaking of pain, I recently read a book by the Scott Stossel (Editor of the Atlantic magazine), "My Age Of Anxiety." It is 530 pages of misery.

But his comment about drugs for anxiety is: Some drugs work on some people, some of [more]

Mon Jul 11

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:25 PM

Basic Guaranteed Income

For some time, I have wondered about an economy where everyone gets some sort of basic income, and, if they want to do better than that, they can try to find work. ( [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:32 AM

Re: Opioid deaths: Looking for a solution

Poz

I have progressive spinal arthritis and for years I have been taking Tramadol (for general pain) (2 pills 3X daily) and Gabapentin (a small dose of 1 pill 3x daily for nerve pain), both are supposedly non- addictive, but you are warned [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:56 AM

Re: Well now, This is Awkward!!

tim

Fracking is only bad if the people doing it don't follow the rules or if the regulators are lacking.

I'm afraid you hit the nail on the head. Companies often don't follow the rules and often are not caught, [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:41 AM

Re: LacyHunt: Negative Multiplier of Government

MarkB

One important point is G / Y, the percentage government comprises of total GDP. Because as G rises (percentage-wise), C + I + netE necessarily decline (percentage-wise)

I don't understand this statement. It would be [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:27 AM

Re: Colleges That Produce The Highest-Earning Gr

JLC

I can see you are a youngster. my tuition at the Univ. Minnesota engineering school was $172.50 FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR! Of course that was back in 1949-19564.

I could save $300 from a summer job and pay my tuition and books. My [more]

Fri Jul 8

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:04 AM

Jobs Reports

I don't understand what is going on with jobs reports. May job report LOWERED from 35,000 to 11,00 but the preliminary June report is 287,000!

I thought the May report would be increased by at least 40,000, but lowered?

What [more]

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