Buds Blog

IRS Rules Discriminate Against Small Business

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:46:38 +0000

May 1, 2016: The small business owner probably doesn’t know or realize it but several years ago Congress passed general authorization for and the Internal Revenue Service implemented tax penalty rules that discriminate against the Limited Liability Corporation, Partnership or other revenue pass through companies.  Faced with a history of certain businesses taking advantage of the ineffectiveness [...]

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 20:39:11 +0000

As I was perusing one of the nations’s financial magazines, I came across an article written by Sallie Krawcheck, a financial professional who laid out in pretty clear language some of the changes that are taking (have taken) place in the path to success in the Business world today and how they differ from those [...]

Trump, Good Or Bad?

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:06:36 +0000

March 7, 2016: As a lifelong Republican, now retired, I have been both amused and concerned about the Trump phenomenon as he wins one after the other state caucuses or primaries in his run for the GOP nomination for President.  The amusement comes from watching all the Media and Political Establishment folks demonstrate so much [...]

Why Is Trump Winning

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 04:30:07 +0000

March 7, 2016: As a lifelong Republican, now retired, I have been both amused and concerned about the Trump phenomenon as he wins one after the other state caucuses or primaries in his run for the GOP nomination for President.  The amusement comes from watching all the Media and Political Establishment folks demonstrate so much [...]

THE MAGIC OF THE MARKET’S INVISIBLE HAND

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:46:13 +0000

February 18, 2016: Adam Smith’s cogent description of the force that generates equilibrium in free markets has been at work in the energy industry over the past 18 months.  The price of oil has adjusted in response to these forces as Saudi Arabia, the leading and most dominant producer of oil in the OPEC nations, [...]

THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS GAME CHANGER

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:06:01 +0000

January 2, 2016: When the fundamental elements of a Free Market capitalistic system are interdicted by government edicts, regulations, or perceived but questionable tax subsidies, eventually the value interests of equilibrium are restored but the economic result changes.  This appears to be the case with how Employers will handle the historic “employee benefits” portion of [...]

The Story Of Crude Oil’s Price Collapse?

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 06:09:44 +0000

December 12, 2015: In mid-2014, just over one year ago, the price of crude oil was trading at $103 per barrel and politicians and many consumers were clamoring for the President to approve the Keystone Pipeline program which would allow the reasonably safe transport of Canadian heavy crude to refineries in the Gulf Coast.  Today, [...]

SEC Goes Political On CEO Pay

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:20:17 +0000

August 12, 2015: In an interesting article in the WSJ, Theya Knight writes about the recent ruling by the SEC that mandates a Public Corporation  disclose the ratio between its CEO compensation and the median or average compensation of its work force. But by mandating this information from companies like Walmart, Macy’s, MacDonald’s or the big [...]