Category Archives: Economy

The GRIM Future of Retail Firearm Sales in the U.S.A.

Jim Shults, President, Shults Media Relations, LLC published a thoughtful and largely accurate commentary on the future of retail firearm sales. The brick and mortar retailers are, in fact, under severe pressure from internet sellers but what concerns me even … Continue reading

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Are Rifle Optics Where You Want Your Company To Be?

Are Rifle Optics Where You Want Your Company To Be? It sure a heck is, as you can see by reading the excerpt from ASD Reports Riflescope Market – Global Forecast to 2022 below. Analysts are forecasting an annual growth … Continue reading

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Why ISIS Is The Least Of My Worries

In this Friday’s shoot-the-shit I share with readers what actually concerns me, and it’s not ISIS. No doubt you’ve all heard about how well the stock market is doing. The stock market has experienced 15% compounded growth over the last … Continue reading

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So, What Do You Think About Increasing Gasoline And Diesel Fuel Taxes…

This Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic is a discussion of the proposed state and federal increases in gasoline taxes. Taking advantage of the fact that oil prices have been steadily falling, several states have already begun to increase fuel taxes . Effective … Continue reading

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What The Changes In The Computation Of GDP Will Mean To Your Business.

This week’s shoot-the-shit is on the 14th comprehensive revision of the national income and product accounts (a.k.a. GDP). GDP, as you all know, is a measure of the output of the economy. Last year, 2013, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, … Continue reading

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Wall Street Rallies Around Rebounding Oil Prices Are You Kidding Me ?

This Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic is an open discussion on the recent media assessment that this week’s stock rally was fueled by a Republican sweep in the midterm elections AND “Rebounding Oil Prices.” So, let’s take a look at part 2 … Continue reading

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What Your Customer Will Look Like In 2013…

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Surviving The Coming Austerity

By: Sal Palma I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and discuss business conditions with a few small businesses operating in the industry this Blog serves. It is clear there are concerns. Some have been in business for a relatively … Continue reading

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Snapshot Of Asian Military Spending

Five Asian countries account for $224 billion in military spending, which is nearly 100% of defense spending in the Asia-Pacific region. The analysis excludes Indonesia who plans to spend 66.4 Trillion Rp ($6.9B), an increase of 7.5 Billion Indonesian rupiah ($782,475) … Continue reading

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Mommy, Where Do Jobs Come From?

If you’ve spent time listening to campaign ads, the media, party pundits and strategists you are probably clueless on the subject of job creation. I would like to help you with that. In discussing business, and the economy, economists talks … Continue reading

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The Domestic Oil Production Fantasy!

This is another area that throttles me up, so I’d like to see if I can shed some light on the subject for you. The oil industry is complex not because the concepts are hard to understand but rather the number of … Continue reading

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How the Rich Invest.

I like being civil and discuss important issues armed with facts; framed in reality. I’m also a mere human and I’ve reached my limit on this rich, middle class and poor crap, and a media (FOX, CNN, ABC, MSNBC) that … Continue reading

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