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Black Friday Thankfulness – Dallas Cowboys Edition

I know that it is Black Friday and Americans are pushing and shoving trying to buy the latest toy for their three-year-old toddler who won’t remember the toy in two years. I’m going to skip that  mess. I would like to talk about why I am thankful that the Cowboys have proven I don’t need to hope for the playoffs, that this season is over. I am extremely thankful that I only watched the first half of this football game. Actually, the first two series tell the story. The fact that the Cowboys once again made a furious comeback that came

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Wednesday Morning News Roundup

Wednesday Morning News Roundup I was listening to the Bill Press Show on the way home (I was on call last night) and he had three topics for discussion. Black Friday: should we really be out shopping? Do you avoid politics over Thanksgiving dinner? Looking for peace in the Middle East. Black Friday is not about Christmas or the spirit of giving. It’s about large corporations figuring out a way to make huge sums of money. That’s it. The insanity of waking up and standing in line at 4 o’clock in the morning in order to get a deal on a

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Consumers Are Determined to Decrease Debt

I know there’s been some happy talk about spending during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whatever. I’m not buying it. Although Americans may have spent a considerable amount of money in the last several days, there’s no evidence that the trend will continue. As a matter of fact, the trend over the last several years is that Americans are cutting back on debt. There’s no reason to assume that Americans are changing their minds and deciding to start borrowing again. The following is a fabulous graph from the Calculated Risk blog:

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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