Nader: The Cash or Credit Conundrum

Could Nader’s idea be extended to say, “Stop using credit cards immediately. Send the banks and government a message by buying less, and paying only in cash.”? A message from Ralph Nader: The Cash or Credit Conundrum Consumers rejoice.  Floyd Norris has just penned a piece for the New York Times titled: “Rich and Poor […]

New study: Men overspend to attract mates

(excerpt from) Live Science Ooga Ooga! Men Overspend to Attract Mates By Jeanna Bryner, Senior Writer /  10 December 2008 Men are hardwired after eons of evolution to overspend, a new study suggests. Their maxed-out credit cards and mega-purchases have been tied to their desire to attract mates. The biggest male spenders in the survey […]

Digg it! Seize the Time! by Cynthia McKinney

In my reading over the course of the last few years, I had to become somewhat conversant with the language of the new economy:  bundled mortgages, securitization, SPEs, SIVs, derivatives.  But in addition to the old concepts that always seemed to be with us–predatory lending, redlining, no affordable housing amid “the housing bubble,”– it soon […]

Web-site let’s you spend Three Trillion Dollars! (It’s great fun)

Well, you don’t get the money.  Just the feeling… This is a web-site that has fun photos and interactive features to allow you to show what you would do with the 3 Trillion dollars our government wasted on the Iraq War! It is like a game for peaceniks and pragmatists. This was posted and […]