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Bundy a tax-cheat and outlaw….The Supreme Court says NO in 1845

04-21-2014David Bumps

The Cliven Bundy standoff over grazing rights and other dirty politics is an interesting case study of what Americans know and don’t know about our … Continue reading

DeGrowth the Next Big Thing??

04-7-2014David Bumps

The Grand Narrative of the past few centuries goes something like this: from religious authority to secular authority, from agriculture to industrial, from rural to urban, … Continue reading

History Explained

04-7-2014David Bumps

We have all heard the often quoted “Those who fail to understand history are doomed to repeat it” or any number of variations of that … Continue reading

Is This the Beginning of the End??

04-6-2014David Bumps

The United States has long since run on what many refer to as the “petrodollar” its what gives the greenback its world reserve currency status.  When Nixon … Continue reading

Are You an Economic Zombie?

02-25-2014David Bumps

Economics is not a difficult subject, unless you try to learn it from an   economist. As described by John Kenneth Galbraith, who posed as an … Continue reading

What Liberals Mean……

02-21-2014David Bumps

  We are ALL in this together:  For the love of God who do we tax back to the stone-age to get out of this … Continue reading

A World of Debt Serfs & Tax Mules Grows Restless…..

02-19-2014David Bumps

The unrest in both the Ukraine and Thailand have escalated dramatically in the last few days from civil unrest, to what appear full fledge revolution … Continue reading

School House Rock 2014 “How a Bill becomes a Law”

02-16-2014David Bumps

For those of us of a certain age, School House Rock was our first introduction to American civics.  Well today’s version is quite different than … Continue reading

The Economics of War

02-10-2014David Bumps

I found the following to be very enlightening and unsettling at the same time.  With unrest in the Ukraine, Bosnia, Spain, Thailand, Argentina, etc., etc., escalating … Continue reading

Deficit $514 Billion with a little context by Jeff Mason

02-5-2014David Bumps

Jeff Mason is Vice President of Commercial Banking and a new guest blogger for By the Numbers.  He offers some excellent insight and perspective on … Continue reading

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