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Michael writes about topics that are central to the US economy and the real estate market primarily in New York.

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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 21, 2011
U.S. debt cut to AA+ from AAA The continuing political unrest in Washington over the debt ceiling as well as other economic factors led bond rating agency Egan-Jones to cut US debt from AAA to AA+. While not a household name, perhaps this forms opinions should be given greater weight than those of the traditional ratings triumvirate of Fitch, Moody's and S&P!
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 18, 2011
Japanese World Cup win: The thrill of victory and the continued agony of defeat While the good news for Japan (and bad news for the U.S) is that for now that country can focus on the Women's World Cup victory, the bad news is that the nuclear crisis at Fukushima is still an active and dynamic story!
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 16, 2011
Debt Ceiling Debate, Deficit Reduction, Spending Cuts and the 800 Pound Gorilla in the Room While Washington plays political football with the debt ceiling, do you know what the real fallout from US fiscal irresponsibility will be? Can you say PIGS?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 1, 2011
Tepco Heading towards Bankruptcy as Executives Leave for Vacation!* As the Congress does its imitation of dealing with the debt ceiling crisis, why is it newsworthy that the Senate has canceled its holiday break?
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Industries gaining and losing jobs since 2008 (Charts) While there are reports that say the economy is improving, these jobs statistics tell a different kind of a story.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Obama impersonator at Republican Leadership Conference: Over the line or just fine? (Video) Was the performance of Reggie Brown at the Republican Leadership Conference over the weekend an example of racism or just poor political judgement on the part of the event organizers?
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 20, 2011
Fukushima nuclear disaster and a major spike in the U.S. infant mortality rate! While the media focuses on stories that capture the imagination of the public such as the Anthony Weiner and Twitter, a nuclear crisis in Japan continues to fester!
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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 9, 2011
The tragedy in Tucson is about mental illness, anti-government sentiment and anti-Semitism, not politics The shooting in Tucson was the work of an insane man operating within the framework of a free society. This was not a by product of a Sarah Palin/Tea Party conspiracy to drive violence against Democrats.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2009
General McCrystal Muzzled Is The Chain Of Command Broken? Now certainly President Obama could speak with him if he so desired, but that is obviously not the case. If General McCrystal, whose only axe to grind is winning the war and protecting his troops, wants to provide his formula for putting our best foot forward in Afghanistan heard, he has to present it himself. In public. Or see it ignored. Apparently, there are other military “experts”...