Sunday Afternoon Musing: Continuing On That Foxconn Theme:

Sometimes this stuff gets a little confusing and convoluted…but the elected officials in Wisconsin do know who they are dealing with? right? I mean Foxconn is a well know Taiwanese electronics manufacturer right? Then why did someone say something, well, like this? At some point, special rocks were flown in…

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Last Week A Record, This Week Chicago Banned Wisconsin…AGAIN!

I don’t know…what was it? A month since Chicago dropped their quarantine requirements for Wisconsin visitors? Well, good news, we are back on their no go list again… The city of Chicago added the state of Wisconsin back to its 14-day quarantine list, which will go into effect Friday at…

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Remember When The USMCA Was The Be All And End All Of Trade Agreements?

One of the hallmarks of the great negotiators regime was supposedly the new USMCA (United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement)…the perfect free trade agreement. And a vital agreement replacing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) that was so unfair to the United States…and allowed Mexico and Canada…to take advantage of us. The USMCA…

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Where’s the Author of: “Art of the Deal”?

I mean really…a president who ran on the premise that he was the expert on making deals…is totally missing in action during the negotiations for the next COVID-19 stimulus package. Instead we get Steven Mnuchin and Mark Meadows. Shouldn’t Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer be…

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Precisely: The Real Issue With Our Economy

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Poverty Doesn’t Take A Day Off

The Democratic Congressional Leadership met with White House representatives to put together the next bill to provide financial assistance for those Americans suffering financial losses due to the pandemic. They couldn’t come to an agreement yesterday, Saturday August 1st, despite the fact that the previous unemployment programs have expired. They…

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Credit Card Issuers Aren’t Helping

A while back I suggested that as part of the financial response to the pandemic recession, that credit card issuers reduce the interest rates that they charge on carried balances. (When Will Congress Address Credit Card Debt?) After all, other interest rates (including home mortgages now) are at historically low…

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Business Owners Ask For City Rules On Masks

This is a rather interesting turn of events. Milwaukee businesses and their affiliated business groups are asking the City of Milwaukee to institute mask laws. But why are they waiting for the city to make rules? I mean, they can make their own rules in their businesses if that’s what…

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Fed Rate Near Zero, What’s In Your Wallet?

The Federal Reserve’s rate has been approaching zero for some time. In the current pandemic induced recession, the Fed needs to use other tools to prop up the economy…since it is loathe to go to negative interest rates. And in the meantime many Americans are unemployed or under-employed and that…

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Don’t Forget To Support Your Local NonProfits!

There have been any number of initiatives to support local businesses and arts organizations. We have been asked to support business by buying their gift cards or ordering food and goods for curbside pickup. Arts groups have been mentioned for special support right now too. But lets not overlook the…

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