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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

The Firm

02-4-2014David Bumps

Janet welcome to The Firm, here are some news items along with the state of The Firm that we would like to share with you. We, also, would like to go over … Continue reading

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