Tag Archives: government shutdown

The Big Lie – the Wall

Alan Zendell, February 12, 2019 Throughout his presidency Donald Trump has displayed a disturbing combination of ignorance and narcissism, which was never more apparent than during the January government shutdown and the successive three weeks of bipartisan budget negotiations. Back … Continue reading

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Bullies 101

Alan Zendell, January 26, 2019 Sometimes when I tutor kids, it’s clear that they never learned some of the basic skills they need in elementary school, so I have to go back to Arithmetic 101. The lesson is the same, … Continue reading

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Huckster in Chief

Alan Zendell, January 21, 2019 One of my sons has held a number of sales jobs. He learned what was necessary to sell effectively, and he excelled at it. A successful salesperson needs good communication skills, a combination of eloquent … Continue reading

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Trump’s Shutdown Fight

Alan Zendell, January 15, 2019 Anyone who has ever sat through negotiation training knows that a successful resolution is one from which both sides come away thinking they’ve achieved something positive. When that happens, everyone can leave their differences behind … Continue reading

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Intransigence

Alan Zendell, January 10, 2019 In most people, intransigence is a symptom of ignorance and/or insecurity. When we’re stuck trying to defend a point of view we know little or nothing about, or we feel unable to support a position … Continue reading

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Season 116, Episode 1

Alan Zendell, January 4, 2019 You might think from what I’ve said or written, that I’m one of those Democrats who Senator Orrin Hatch (R, Utah) ramblingly described as hating Trump so much I would do anything to defeat him, … Continue reading

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A Trump Christmas

Alan Zendell,  December 24, 2018 Our Christmas present from the world of investing is that on the average, for every eight dollars we had invested at the beginning of 2018, we now have only seven. If you’ve been building a … Continue reading

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