“America needs immigrants. American businesses are short of workers, particularly in construction, farming, leisure and the gig economy, and America no longer is a magnet for the most highly-educated.” – The Lonely Realist What makes America great? Is America the exalted democracy described by Alexis de...

“With stocks priced to perfection, America’s love affair with equities may be waning. Are there attractive alternatives?” – The Lonely Realist As TLR noted this past May, the Federal Reserve has the ability to deflate inflationary excess …, including priced-to-perfection equities. It merely has to “remove...

“Massive monetary and fiscal stimuli have fueled brash speculation – gambling – but little economic growth.” – The Lonely Realist The internet provides valuable learning tools for children and young adults. One such tool is gaming. Online gaming encourages critical thinking that can improve skills and promote...

“The Supreme Court once focused on nation-building by prioritizing Federalism over States Rights. Its efforts were highlighted in Roe v. Wade. No longer. States Rights now rule.” -The Lonely Realist The Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade divided Americans for half a century. It tribalized politics,...

“The wings of black swans darken today’s sky.” – The Lonely Realist Black swan events are unpredictable surprises that portend unforeseeable and potentially severe consequences. The world is awash in 1930’s-like risks, some of which lurk in plain sight and others of which have not yet revealed...

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