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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

A New World Order We Can Live With

The Prime Minister of Australia has come out with it, a call for a New World Order in which Democratic Socialism would be the norm since, according to the PM, the free market simply cannot be trusted. Maybe he is right, and a new world order really is necessary, but is it the democratic socialism that he is calling for? Not a chance.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Will the Backbone of the Economy be the Backbone of the Recovery?

Will the deepening recession force a realignment from a unified national economy to one where local interests predominate? What would that mean for small business and is it the solution to our troubles?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Singing the Tax Code Simplification Blues

With the inauguration of President Obama and the coming of the change he’s promised, can we add one more change to the list? Can we create a tax code you don’t need Deep Blue to figure out?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Attack of the Zombie Debtors

Where is Milla Jojovich when we need her? The zombies are coming, debt-ridden husks, they shuffle across the financial landscape seeking to feed on unwary taxpayers. How bad will it get? What can be done?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Final Word on Economic Stimulus

Einstein, who is purported to have been a pretty sharp guy, defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time. It seems that the experiment in Keynesian economics our government has been engaged in is about to prove Einstein’s theory, or are we looking at something entirely different?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

New Year, New Tax Cuts

You have to appreciate Barack Obama. Just when you think he’s committed to spending us back to prosperity as he promised during the campaign, he turns around and proposes some $300 billion in tax cuts to individuals and businesses in order to create jobs and stimulate the economy over the next two years.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Employee Free Choice Act and You

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is likely to pass in the first 100 days of the Obama presidency and it is going to have profound effects on the relationship between management and labor and on how you run your business.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Congratulations President-Elect Obama

Everyone here congratulates Barack Obama on his election victory. Now, the time has come to pull together as a nation behind the new president as he faces the challenges of today's world.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Bottom Line: Election Day is Here!

The election is over and now it is time to put all the rhetoric aside and vote. However, before you walk into the voting booth, just ask yourself: Why am I voting for this candidate and not the other?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Holy Trinity of Economic Ruin: High Taxes, High Energy, High Labor

Tomorrow Americans go to the polls and by their vote, we will see if we will be going the way of Socialist Europe. Obama has promised us high energy bills, high labor costs and high taxes in the name of fairness. Is that what we really want? We find out tomorrow.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Getting Ready for the New New Deal

The Roosevelt New Deal was an answer to the same kind of financial crisis that we are facing today. It resulted in massive government intervention in the economy, confiscatory taxation and is generally acknowledged to be the reason the crisis lasted as long as it did. Now we are in a crisis with eerie echoes of the great depression and we have the choice of two presidential candidates: one that promises government austerity and one that promises massive spending.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Necessity of an Impartial Press

What does it mean when a presidential campaign responds to hard, probing questions by cutting off the news organization that asked them? Can you trust candidates that do that? What are they hiding?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

This is What We Have Come to: Parsing the Word “Socialist.”

Some folks look for code words when they need to be looking at what candidates say. Are people calling Barack Obama a socialist because he is black--that's what the code word crowd is saying--or because when he speaks he sounds like a socialist?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Who Really Pays When You Soak the Rich?

Is taxation a social issue or a financial issue? Have you been taken in by the class warfare rhetoric that has surrounded the issue this election cycle? If so, hopefully this will straighten things out for you. Soaking the rich, as they like to say, will get the rest of us just as wet. Count on it!

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Spread the Wealth Around

Spread the wealth. It's a nice sentiment but it doesn't have a good reputation in capitalist societies where making money and building a business to support yourself and your family are good things. Folks on the other side of the ideological coin, however, like that idea a lot. Guess who else likes it.

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