I am a former financial columnist for the Los Angeles Times (1990-2011), now an independent investor, writer and consultant.
thereformedbroker.com — "There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours." - Jean-Paul Sartre It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. -Frank Zappa I want to you stop, take a breath and consider this moment we're in.
washingtonpost.com — In the aftermath of 9/11, many young, strong Americans enlisted, willingly agreeing to sacrifice their lives if necessary to protect our country's interests. Today's wealthiest Americans have the same opportunity to put their country's interests before their own. Politicians should not shy away from asking them to put forth not their lives but what are, for them, their modest Social Security checks.
bloomberg.com — Japan's economy expanded more than analysts estimated in the first quarter as consumer spending and exports climbed. Gross domestic product rose an annualized 3.5 percent in the three months through March, the most in a year, the Cabinet Office said today in Tokyo. The median of 36 economist forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey was 2.7 percent.
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