Time for a change

What now? Over the last 3 years I’ve been devising a method to facilitate investing at the local level in ways that are simple,  legal, and beneficial to all involved (investors, the businesses receiving the investment, and the communities in which they reside)....

The Stock Market – Explained

Many discussions have been devoted to the question of “what is the stock market” and/ or its variant “how does it work?”  Rather than rehash what others have said, I’ll attempt to reframe the question in a way that I believe is more relevant and then provide something...

The Real Meaning of Economic Development

On Saturday,  I spent the afternoon at a Washougal City Council workshop intended to revisit the cities economic development plan, with a specific emphasis on the downtown core.  The following post is a summary of my thoughts over the last few days.  There is more to...

Redefining Economic Health

This post started with a seemingly simple question.  Is it possible for an economy to be healthy without growing? As a starting point, it is important to understand the method presently used for determining our nations economic health.  For 7 decades, we have used...