Tag Archives: Government

The Case For Capitalism!

(This article originally appeared at LinkedIn here) Capitalism Versus Socialism Going out on a limb I would say that the majority who will read this article at LinkedIn or in some other business oriented venue are, in one form or another, capitalists by nature who are trying to maximize wealth and corporate performance while still serving […]

Spooky…Property Taxes And A Long Island Halloween! (Cartoon)

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If you live on Long Island that’s located just outside of New York City, this cartoon will make you laugh and cry at the same time! Unfortunately, however, the scenario of ballooning property taxes meant to fill budget deficits is not unique to Long Islander’s but is an issue faced by many all over the […]

Nassau County Computer Woes: Hallmark Abstract Service Clients Come First!

Why does it seem that when government undertakes a project, actual implementation is very often an issue? There is an old saying that many in business and in life adhere to that says ‘go along to get along’! In other words regardless of the situation or problem one will ‘conform in order to have acceptance and security.’ […]

Real Estate Fees: Is Nassau County Price Gouging?

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With Nassau County, New York finances in, shall we say, difficult shape, leadership scours its income statement for ways to increase income and lower expenses! And, because most everything always comes down to politics, any potential solution needs to be positioned and ultimately implemented in such a way as to make the fewest number of […]

Capitalism Primer: A Short Story! (Video)

How would you explain, via short story, capitalism versus socialism? Capitalism: ‘a social system based on the principle of individual rights. Politically, it is the system of laissez-faire (freedom). Legally it is a system of objective laws (rule of law as opposed to rule of man). Economically, when such freedom is applied to the sphere of production […]

FHA Reduces Risk To Institutions Lending To Low FICO Score Borrowers

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is tweaking its single-family Neighborhood Watch System! In what appears to this untrained eye to be a move back towards some of the excesses that brought the financial crisis on in the first place, FHA is adjusting its Neighborhood Watch System in an attempt to spark more mortgage lending to borrowers with lower […]

Minimum Wage Debate: A Conundrum?

There is fierce vocal support for a $15/hour minimum wage along with equally fierce vocal opposition against a unilateral mandate by government entities on businesses! Along with all of the vitriol comes anecdotal evidence that’s presented by both sides showing that a higher minimum wage will or will not affect the number of jobs that are […]

Bernie Sanders: Business and Politics

Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed socialist and Democratic Party contender for the presidential nomination, is drawing many thousands of enthused ‘fans’ to his campaign events! But at the end of the day, is Bernie Sanders right for the United States? Why am I asking this question about a man who likely, hopefully, has no chance of […]

The Supremes, Coal, Government And Business!

First todays headline: ‘Supreme Court overturns costly EPA mercury emissions rules for coal-fired power plants’! Now the reality… Number one is that of course we are all interested in clean air! But at the same time, we are all also interested in the lights turning-on when we flip the switch, having a vibrant economy and the good […]

New York Legislature Does What Politicians Typically Do…Not Much!

Rent regulations be damned, the NYS Senate spent its final day before summer vacation debating nonsensical issues of no real concern to the majority of the people they are in Albany to serve! Why? Because unlike you and I who would face serious repercussions were we to ignore our responsibilities in any privately run enterprise, […]