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Impact of Capitalism on Trump Voters

Dark Side of Capitalism 2
This post is actually going to contain two parts: the first part about the personality traits of the Trump voters and the second part about capitalism's role in the election. Now I always thought there were 3 groups of Trump voters: a) the hardcore supporters who believe in the white supremacy and racist elements of Trump's agenda (I would say this group would have value system that woul...
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Tax Reform A La Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer on Tax Cuts
Let's talk about tax reform...or maybe it's really going to be tax cuts rather than a reform. I've been reading in the news that most of the cuts are geared toward the wealthy (why doesn't this surprise me?) and that maybe those who make around 80-100K will see an increase in taxes. Those at the lower end will see only a minimal increase, maybe where around $600.  I've also read that mos...
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Keeping Up With New Revenue Recognition Rules

Keeping Up With New Financial Regulations
[Here we go again. Another storm is brewing and is supposed to hit the Gulf this weekend. No No No!] A few days ago I re-read some new financial regulations because I've been receiving emails about the new financial rules that will start this December. Since I don't do finance directly at this time, I haven't heard so much about this at work. It's been quiet. It may be because the owners...
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Fast Company’s End of Capitalism

Fast Company - End of Capitalism Starting?
[I'm still incredibly lazy and not accomplishing much. I'm still riveted to the news on the hurricanes but it looks like the latest one will definitely NOT enter the Gulf. So maybe now I can stop the binge watching and start doing other things. I have begun to do some art work and readings again this week, as well as do some research.] Recently, I read some interesting articles on capita...
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Another Article on Need to Change Capitalism

Another Article About Capitalism
I seem to be running into a lot of these types of articles where the authors are questioning the value of capitalism in today's society. This one started life in LinkedIn's Pulse but apparently it moved into other websites. Which is good because it is harder to link to a LinkedIn article. Anyway, here's a link to one website that is posting the entire LinkedIn article.This author comes c...
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Capitalism’s Impact: When the Largest Employer Leaves a Rural Town

Walmart - When They Leave Town
Walmart is one case of how capitalism does not help the average person. This article by The Guardian describes how one town in the US got impacted by Walmart when they came roaring into town and now, when they left.This town in West Virginia was different in that they embraced Walmart when the big box store arrived because it brought in jobs. I remember reading articles on how towns foug...
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