Many of us hear numbers, and we have reactions from numbness to incomprehension. Our economy’s numbers are measured in the trillions of dollars. We at times trying to understand those numbers become irrational in our reasoning.

For example, the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2020 was $20.94 trillion…

Politically, populism sells.

In our history, populist leaders were mostly Democrats or Socialists. Today, the Republican Party under Reagan is as dead as the ideology of Democrat Huey Long from the 1930s. Today, those preaching populist messages are Republicans.

Huey Long (Pinterest)

While Huey originated from humble origins, most of our Republican leaders…

The America of my youth is long gone. It exists only in the minds of those of us that were around in the 1950s and 1960s.

Kids today have no idea how to amuse themselves without electronics and a panoply of outside stimulus. We used broom sticks for toy guns…

The newest tax scheme to become a darling of the Democrats is the wealth tax.

It is currently used in several European nations such as Spain and France. France, which currently only taxes real estate assets of over €800,000, has decided to have a national real estate tax in essence…

If you were to listen to news reports, you would find what seems to be conflicting stories regarding American workers. There is a labor shortage and high unemployment. Workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers and others are unable to find a job. What gives?

During the Covid shutdowns…

Just who would ever believe that the State of California would have innovative zoning laws to allow more ancillary units…not just allow but demand that they be built.

For the past five years, Scott Wiener, a San Francisco state senator, has been busy chipping away at exclusionary zoning restrictions that…

Thomas F Campenni

Currently lives in Stuart Florida and former City Commissioner. His career has been as a commercial real estate owner, broker and manger in New York City.

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