Category Archives: Family

The Times Ahead

As a financial advisor, I spend a large part of my working day reading many types of investment publications. I owe it to my friends and clients who look to me for sensible advice. I also owe it to myself and … Continue reading

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Escalating Suicide Rates in the US

The shock from the statistics in yesterday’s New York Times revealing that in “2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 38,364 suicides,” motivates me to write today, posting here a comment I submitted to that newspaper without any control … Continue reading

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The New Profile of Miami Politics

Alas, as the legacy political exiles of the early years of the Castro Revolution die off, their dreams for a free Cuba and their hopes for a safe return vanishes with them, as do their memories of a prosperous country … Continue reading

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The Ringmaster Left Us

He was generous. He was loyal. He was intelligent. He was compassionate. He was energetic. He had a firm handshake. He looked everyone in the eye. He was magnetizing. He was discreetly indiscreet at times. He was fun. He was … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act

The legislation’s ramifications are many and they hit every investor and everyone self-employed. The law applies to all, but only those who pay taxes will be financially affected by its grasp–the growing numbers of people among us who do not … Continue reading

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A Reply to Mr. Leon Cooperman’s Open Letter

While Mr. Cooperman’s letter in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago speaks loudly, it leaves out some of the fundamental issues separating our country today. The most essential seems to be re-defining for this century “The American Way,” the “Land of Opportunity,” and arriving at … Continue reading

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On the Erosion of the Middle Class in the United States

Passion on any subject generally brings out excellent discussions. Many of my former students who befriended me on Facebook at times post comments or raise concerns that for being very pertinent to our era are well-deserving of reflection and exposition. They often–not always–motivate me to throw in … Continue reading

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Religion and Ignorance

As a citizen of this country, not of Muslim faith, I object to the persecution of Muslims as I object to the persecution of any religious faith. In our country, every religious faith is equal in every respect. Our duty … Continue reading

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A Practical Solution To The Marriage Turf Debate

In the current arguments pro and con, most who opine seem to look at the marriage issue from within the box where those wanting to regulate it placed it hundreds of years ago. It would be more logical to review the concept of … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Works For Me

Recently, there was a furor over Merryl Streep’s movie where she played the role of Julia Childs. It caused a rush to go out and buy the famous chef’s book that was out of print. It also brought to the forefront the desire … Continue reading

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