Managing The Economic Cycle (Part 1) An Economic Cycle has four stages. Simply stated, there’s (1) an expansion that reaches (2) a peak and results in (3) a contraction that reaches (4) a trough. Then the cycle repeats. Sometimes an expansion is rapid and robust, reaching...

America at War The U.S. has increasingly weaponized sanctions and tariffs in an effort to force hostile countries to bend or surrender to American demands. Realists refer to this as waging war. America is at war. In pursuing victory, America has slapped onerous sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, North...

If you’re the “average” American, 2017 tax reform means that your taxes have gone down a bit … although they’ve gone up for those unfortunates, whether or not “average,” who live in the wrong States and cities. Taxes soon eventually will be going up for everyone....