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A group of admirable Americans has formed an organization called United for a Fair Economy that hopes to change federal tax laws to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans. The leaders of this organization are indeed “admirable” because they are willing to walk the talk. They are in the upper echelons of wage earners and are helping to lead the advocate to make people like themselves pay more in taxes.[...read more]
Wall Street is up to its old tricks selling garbage investments for big money, and as Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson observes; investors keep falling for the same old bad deals packaged up as pieces of gold.[...read more]
Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson has been pondering the what ifs surrounding the Super Bowl. If we could only get a billion people just as excited about an alternative Bowl. As Gimson observed if just 1 percent of the money bet on the game went to feed the hungry that alone would amount to an estimated $100 million dollars worth of food.[...read more]
Story of Homeless Man with Golden Voice Teaches us how to Survive in Pennsylvania & across the Globe
Ted Williams,(not the great baseball player), but rather the homeless man with the golden voice. Williams was re-discovered a couple of weeks ago and as Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson underscores — in Williams story — is a story of hope and survival/[...read more]
Rock The Capital’s Phil Gimson suits up and gets ready to play “wussification.” Gimson is standing midfield at Financial waiting for the kick-off as he takes on the toughest of America’s toughies.[...read more]
The middle class is becoming a part of America’s great past. As Rock The Capital’s Phil Gimson illustrates the numbers firmly back-up what many have suspected.[...read more]
As America starts to look more like 19th century England with a small class of rich people, overwhelming numbers of poor or lower income people and a vanishing middle class, Rock the Capital’s economic/employment columnist has some suggestions for our grossly overinflated federal spending habit:[...read more]
How is that corporate America just reported all-time record quarterly profits and yet job growth continues to crawl?
The answer is not as mysterious as one may think. If you hear the opinions of most employers and small and mid-sized employer groups, the problem comes down to uncertainty.
Any reasonable employer is only willing to move forward with job expansion when there is a reasonably predictable view of what the future holds in terms of economic conditions, benefit costs and the predictability of likely changes in tax regulations and government incentives.[...read more]