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Perspectives

A collection of our quarterly publication

Are We There Yet?

Third Quarter 2018

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In just a few months the present economic expansion will likely go down in the record books as the longest in U.S. history so far. Like the proverbial annoying question during family travel—Are we there yet?—this business cycle expansion has been hounded nearly every inch of the way by repeated prognostications that its end is just ahead...

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The Picture Within the Picture

Second Quarter 2018

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In his book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argues that the nature of the media and the way people process information may result in distorted views of the world around us. He points out that the media’s primary objective is attracting viewer attention. Their “if it bleeds, it leads” mode certainly attracts attention...

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The Wall

First Quarter 2018

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Each day Wall Street tallies the number and dollar value of investment securities traded on the financial exchanges. But what Wall Street is really good at is trading insecurities. “How many insecurities traded today?” From Election Day 2016 through the first few weeks of this year, the U.S. stock market displayed very little downside volatility. There were numerous “insecurities” traded along the way, but the market climbed the wall of worries and...

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Dual duel

Second Quarter 2017

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A U.S. President (Andrew Jackson) once did it. Another almost did so (Abe Lincoln). A Vice President (Aaron Burr) and a Secretary of the Treasury (Alexander Hamilton) did it, and it cost the latter his life. (Hamilton’s son also did it and suffered the same grave outcome). Legislators did it as well …

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What-dun-it?

Third Quarter 2016

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Enjoy “who-dun-it?” mysteries? If so you have good company. Two of the longer running TV shows, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Files are who-dun-its. Adding to these shows’ intrigues are the fascinating forensic detection techniques that are used to uncover evidence crucial...

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