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Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes: A 19th 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 Last Battle of the Civil War The election of 1876 between Hayes and New York Governor Samuel Tilden...

ulysses s. grant

Ulysses S. Grant: The 18th 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) Truly the first celebrity candidate, US Grant was the youngest man ever elected President at the time at 46....

white

GOP 2016: Still Predominantly Old, White, Christian and Male

I have been told that in spite of earlier proclamations, the Democratic Party has got a handful of decrepit, old, white career politicians running for President while Republicans have a couple of young Hispanics, a brilliant Indian American, a black neurosurgeon, a woman former CEO, and a reality TV star...

teacher sharing

Paper Chase: Teacher Sharing and Health Care

The FOMC expects to raise interest rates this year. Slow growth in the global economy and inflation being lower than expected are reasons why they did not raise rates.   The National Retail Federation predicts an increase of 3.7% from last year’s holiday shopping to 630 billion dollars. Holiday shopping...

social security

Paper Chase: Maximizing Social Security

It was a very disappointing jobs report with only 142,000 jobs created. This was well below expectations of 200,000 jobs created. Previous months were also revised lower meaning this was not an isolated event.   The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. Auto sales are at annual sales rate of 18.2%...

leasing

Paper Chase: Leasing A Car

August new home sales were up 5.7% exceeding analysts estimates. The economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.7% in the second quarter. It was not expected to grow at that rate for the 3rd quarter. GDP is closely watched as it is the broadest measure of the economy.  ...

work

Paper Chase: Why Do We Work?

The Fed has decided to keep rates near zero. An increase was expected, but a weak global economy and low inflation were cited as reasons for keeping rates low. A hike is still expected near the end of the year.   Retail sales rose .2% percent in August, the 6th...

Bigot

A Primer For Bigots On Social Media In 2015

Geris Roth posted a picture of his coworker’s child on his facebook page which then prompted racist conversations about the child. It’s a teachable moment on how not to use social media. The story is told in the video below.     Modern Communication They both enable this type of...

interview

My Interview With Donald Trump

I recently got a chance to ask a question on entitlements to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, one of many issues that he has yet to explain his position on with any depth at our alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.   Me: Thank you for sitting down with me  ...