Monthly Archives: January 2020

How We Can Build Peace in the 21st Century

Answering the Kennedys’ Call It was a humbling experience to join more than 1,000 Rotarians and other peacemakers at the 2020 Rotary World Peace Conference this January. It gave me hope to see both young and old attending to learn … Continue reading

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How We Can Build Peace in the 21st Century

Answering the Kennedys’ Call It was a humbling experience to join more than 1,000 Rotarians and other peacemakers at the 2020 Rotary World Peace Conference this January. It gave me hope to see both young and old attending to learn … Continue reading

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Has the Housing Market Recovered?

The Mortgage Corner FRED The just-released single-family sales graph highlights a very important fact. New-home sales—especially for single-family residences—are back to historical levels last seen in 2000. The Great Recession and oversupply during the housing bubble caused so much damage … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Call for Peace

Answering the Kennedys’ Call Daily Kos Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, and his loss is felt even more than 50 years later as we continue to fight wars both foreign and domestic. He was organizing … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Strengthen Q4 Growth

The Mortgage Corner FRED It looks like consumers came through during the holidays, as retail sales jumped 0.3 percent in December and are up 3.5 percent from a year ago, per the above FRED (St. Louis Fed) graph. It might … Continue reading

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Housing Construction at 13-Year High

The Mortgage Corner Wrightson.com U.S. homebuilding surged to a 13-year high in December as activity increased across the board, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track amid low mortgage rates, and could help support the longest economic expansion … Continue reading

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What Is American Socialism?

Financial FAQs What is American Socialism that candidate Bernie Sanders has talked about ever since he has been running for President? In fact, our one and only example of something that represents any definition of Socialism and concerted government planning … Continue reading

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