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Wealth Creation Tips and Strategies| Financial policy council

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


As the 2012 Presidential Election becomes a two-person race, improving the nation’s precarious fiscal situation must be the candidates’ top priority. There are several issues the candidates must address in order to return the U.S. to its former glory as an economic powerhouse. These include: the repeal of harmful legislation, an equitable tax system and […]

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Why don’t we let Banks Fail?

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


Bloomberg had a story, a couple of days ago, about BofA moving Merrill Lynch derivatives to its retail-banking subsidiary. The story was quite long and hard to follow: there were lots of detours into explanations of what a derivative is, or explorations of what the BAC stock price was doing that day. It seems that […]

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On Tax Cuts for the Middle Class and the Wealthy

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


It is a known fact today that extreme conservatives push for tax cuts (but just for the wealthy) and extreme liberals are against all tax cuts, believing that we need higher taxes to pay for government programs … and that taxes somehow won’t create any drag on the economy. I believe both extremes are wrong. […]

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7 Rock Solid Reasons Why Giant Banks Need to be broken up NOW

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


After thorough analysis of the financial landscape, I strongly believe that giant banks need to be broken up NOW and before it is too late. My rationale? Giant banks are the major reason why sovereign debt has become a major crisis today. In fact, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) recently pointed out in a […]

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What part did Hedge funds play in the crash of 2008?

By: Ziad K. Abdelnour


When Brooksley Born was interviewed on an episode of the PBS documentary series, Frontline, in October of 2009, it was the first time many viewers had ever heard of AIG’s involvement with credit default swaps. It was definitely the first time the majority of the American people had ever heard anyone quantify the depth of […]

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