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reviewed Billionaires: Reflections on the Uppe.... December 06, 2014
posted in Politics Your Way
Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust
"I suggest that wealth flows from a combination of individual initiative, long-term vision, hard work, good timing, educational opportunities, social networking, and government assistance. Wealth …
Local Dollars, Local Sense: How To Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity
A good way to achieve real prosperity in America is to invest money in local businesses, instead of the multi-national conglomerates of this world. This book shows some ways to do it.      …
reviewed The World America Made. March 11, 2013
The World America Made
The World America Made by Robert Kagan is about the constantly evolving changes in the world order and the projection of power by the major players, as well as small coalitions of countries which can …
reviewed Spreading the Wealth: How Obama Is Ro.... August 17, 2012
Spreading the Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay For The Cities
"Rusk is out to annex your suburb and pick your pocket. If annoying principles like individual liberty, voluntary association and self-government stand in his way, that's just too bad. The contradiction …
reviewed The Clash of Generations: Saving Ours.... July 11, 2012
The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids and Our Economy
"In taking from the young and giving to the old, year after year, decade after decade, in ever larger sums, Uncle Sam has, as indicated, run a massive Ponzi scheme. And he has sold his chain letter to …
reviewed Local Dollars, Local Sense: How To Sh.... July 10, 2012
Local Dollars, Local Sense: How To Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity
"For eight decades Americans have endured a system that all but banned 98 percent of us from investing in the local half of the economy. Few of us even noticed, let alone judged it an abomination. …
posted a Quick Tip about The World America Made. March 03, 2012
The World America Made
Readable but not highly exciting. It entails the power shift and dominance position of the U.S. to multi nations. A book written more for American audience, imho. It has less pages than many of books …
posted a Quick Tip about Currency Wars. March 03, 2012
Currency Wars
If there is only one book you're going to get this weekend or month, then this is THE book to get. It sells for 1/3 the price if it's an ebook version and it is one for keeps.     Currency …
posted a Quick Tip about Endgame. March 03, 2012
An excellent read. Again, it's about Wall Street and all that's happening in the world of mega-debts right now. Many repercussions unforeseen by the public at large and if you don't want to be troubled …
posted a Quick Tip about The Big Short. March 03, 2012
The Big Short
Especially fascinating and enthralling to those who is/was working in the investment field. This is a book by Michael Lewis before his latest book "Boomerang" and is equally interesting and readable. …
reviewed Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. September 25, 2011
Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress appeared in 1966.  I probably read it in my early high school years and certainly multiple times.  I always liked it and have never really forgotten the plot.  …
posted a Quick Tip about Solyndra. September 20, 2011
Another half a billion taxpayer dollars down the drain thanks to the largess of the Obama administration and their obsession with so-called "green" technology. When are the American people going …
reviewed S&P Downgrade of United States' Credi.... August 08, 2011
S&P Downgrade of United States' Credit Rating
We are at a situation where whatever we do, it just doesn't feel right. The question asked by many investors is where to invest then? What to invest and what exactly one should do or act on?   …
posted a Quick Tip about S&P Downgrade of United States' Credi.... August 07, 2011
S&P Downgrade of United States' Credit Rating
It comes at the worst possible timing ever! Markets are in for shocks and aftershocks. Not caught off guard but there will be lots of repercussions for the world at large! With the twin crisis both in …
posted a Quick Tip about U.S. National Debt. July 10, 2011
U.S. National Debt
Big topic this weekend. The U.S. government probability of defaulting on its obligations? Unthinkable! But, so was the tsunami that hit Japan 4 months ago!      Dateline: Aug. 2, 2011   …
reviewed Capitalism. July 07, 2011
This review was originally published on Feb. 3, 2010 on Lunch.com.       Is it Sports or is it simply a mechanic of capitalism? Tennis, Football, Basketball, Golf… …
reviewed Can Slim. July 05, 2011
Can Slim
This review was originally posted on May 4, 2009 but since no one has rated it and not a great deal of people have read it, I'm reposting it today.          Written …
reviewed Inside Job. May 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
12A - 120mins - Documentary/Crime - 18th February 2011      The financial crisis of 2008 hit everyone hard of that there is no doubt and Inside Job seeks to understand the causes …
posted a Quick Tip about U.S. Dollar (USD). April 29, 2011
U.S. Dollar (USD)
Since my last quick tip on Nov 10, almost 6 months ago, the US$ has & is still heading further south. I'm expecting to go another 10% at the least before it stabilizes. The worst scenario? Quite …
reviewed More Than Good Intentions. April 13, 2011
More Than Good Intentions
"More Than Good Intentions" focused on what programs (or parts of programs) actually achieved their objective of helping the poor. The authors talked about the studies they've done on this …
reviewed Inside Job. April 06, 2011
If you take Matt Damon's word for it (he's the narrator for the vastly overrated INSIDE JOB), then you'd quite possibly find your personal income regulated.  That's right: the actor …
reviewed Inside Job. April 04, 2011
It is seldom that Wall Street (if ever) provided us with such an intricate and out of the world financial engineering that movies and after movies could now be made to commensurate the 2008 financial …
reviewed Inside Job. March 30, 2011
You approve a bunch of subprime mortgages,  package those loans together into a CDO, then pay to get your CDO a “AAA” rating.  Then you sell that CDO to a retirement fund, and take …
reviewed Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. March 17, 2011
Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, October 27, 2003 (Amazon)   By     Joseph S. Maresca "Dr. Joseph S. Maresca CPA,...  New York USA        …
Freakonomics is a refreshing, thoroughly enjoyable, easy reading, fast paced, witty and cynical breath of fresh air! Levitt and Dubner offer up a series of pointed, thought provoking essays composed in …
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