Author: Kwaisi France

irish whiskey

Paper Chase: Irish Whiskey

Retail sales at U.S. retailers rose .3% in February, which is better than economists expected. It reflects a rebound from the terrible weather experienced in the first quarter of 2014. This is important news because consumers make up two-thirds of the U.S. economy. Bull Market Five years into the bull...

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson: The Seventh Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Politics was personal for Andrew Jackson. In fact, you could consider his entire presidency a war against...

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams: The 6th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Next In Line   Thus far, the Secretary of State has been a stepping stone to the...

Ukraine

Paper Chase: Ukraine

  February’s employment report showed 175,000 jobs were created which exceeded economists expectations. Unemployment rose to 6.7%, but the past two months jobs numbers have been revised upwards with weather being blamed for the initial forecasts.   Americans are worth more money now than ever. Household assets rose 4% in...

james monroe

James Monroe: A Fifth Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   The election of 1816 was harmonious as party politics seemingly vanished. James Monroe, another founding father was...

madison

James Madison: The Fourth Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   James Madison was Thomas Jefferson‘s Secretary of State, best friend; and in many ways an extension of...

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson: The Third Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   The election of 1800 set two precedents. It was the first peaceful transfer of political power from...

adams

John Adams: The Second Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   He signed the Declaration of Independence, was a member of the Continental Congress, minister to both France...

George Washington

George Washington: The 1st Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Washington is the first in a 43 part series covering why those of you who predict impending...

NBA

Paper Chase: This Is The Business Of The NBA

  The NBA proves that you can be unimaginative in growing your business. They copied what everyone was doing and improved upon what people did to better adapt to their model.   There are signs of slowing growth for the economy. 4th quarter estimates were revised down from 3.2% to...