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Defense Spending: an opportunity & a risk

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Key Takeaway: To a very real extent, this is the unwinding of the 1990s peace dividend when the Berlin Wall fell and the United States reduced military spending. As the major US defense contractors release their

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WFH: future path & impact

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Before we do our deep dive, let’s simplify the overall environment for work from home (WFH) or work from anywhere (WFA), boiling it down to incentives driving actions. Let’s start with the negative impact on employees

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Interest Rates: what happens next

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On Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve raised its short-term interest rates by 75 basis points, to a range of 2.25% to 2.50% from a range of 1.5%-1.75%, their highest level since December 2018. If you’ve been following

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Inflation: what I’d advise the next president

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As we prepare for the USMidterms, I'm thinking more about #2024 & what I'd advise the next US president. The one key area I would tell her/him, get rid of as many current Federal Reserve

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Plastics Industry & the Impact of Global Developments

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A Myriad of Changes in a Disrupted World The plastics industry is one that is highly dependent on energy and water for its operation. Both climate change, and the related weather and drought impacts, as well

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Economic & Market Positives vs. Negatives

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Since it’s been a one-way street negative market narrative during the recent sell-off, I thought it may be helpful to put down a list of positives and negatives on the economy and markets. Despite what

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No, the Fed alone will not kill the US economy

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There is a lot of market discussion about an upcoming recession caused by the Federal Reserve tightening monetary policy as they attempt to combat the scourge of a dual supply chain and commodity-driven inflation spike.

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Two Simple Causes of Stock Market Crash

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By now, everyone has seen a daily deterioration of the global stock markets. The US has been driving the movement with declines between 1-4%+ and only a smattering of mini rallies of 1-3%+. The S&P

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The Space Sector

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Where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going May 2022 Report Introduction Although space has captivated the minds of many Americans since the 1960s, it is only in the last two decades that real strides

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Global Food Shortage: prepare for impact

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Food insecurity is a grave concern. We must act now with a multilateral initiative to bolster food security. The alternative is dire: more hunger, more poverty, and more social unrest—especially for countries that have struggled