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Published on December 6th, 2010 | by Leonard Jackson


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We have posted an article in Articles and More that ran in the Wall Street Journal last week, as it has for the past several years, taken from a radio address by Bernard Baruch on CBS Radio in 1953. It is one of those pieces that says exactly what I wanted to say about a subject (much better than I ever could) and makes me feel better every time I read it. I just wish I had said it first. Hope you enjoy it.

That reminds me to remind you to click on all the headings on our page. Even when we don’t have a new post there are many of our links that do change daily or more often than we do. We link to Real Clear Politics, which is a compilation of the day’s leading editorial writers and their opinions (both conservative and liberal) on the current news making topics; Real Clear Markets is the same format with opinions on the economic happenings of the day. We also have a link to The Investing Pigs, an analysis of investing strategies followed by Chris Butler, portfolio manager at Butler, Lanz and Wagler, LC and it in turn links to many other blogs in the investment world.

We will be adding other blogs as we grow. Let us know what you would like to see.

About the Author

Leonard Jackson

As I prepare my “reentry” into the e-world of blogging, I am advised that I should provide my prospective audience with a brief biographical résumé covering my life’s work and future aspirations so that I, and my work, can be properly categorized and thus judged in the proper venue. Since I will be joining a new group in just a few short months, it came to my attention that for a quick summary I can cover my life span in 20 year segments that pretty well sum up the route that I took to get to where I am today. In December, the Lord willing, I will become a member of that esteemed group known as Octogenarians. . Now that may be a disturbing, even scary, pigeonhole for some folks to find themselves assigned to, but I’m beginning to realize some real benefits from being maturity advantaged. The first 20 years I grew up, was educated and began my married life and my career. Second period was about 20 years in the cotton business in Memphis, TN. Trading this commodity in the world’s largest inland cotton market. Third period was spent in the municipal bond industry in Memphis, Houston TX Chicago and finally to my present home in Kansas City, MO. The fourth 20 years I served as a registered investment adviser to a number of individual clients which I continue to do in a semi-retired capacity. In addition to all this, over all these years, I have been blessed with a loving wife of sixty years, four children, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a menagerie of grand horses, dogs, cats and a donkey. Providentially, none of these, except of course my patient wife, are still living in the family home. And now the fifth period will be consumed in my new career. For the first time in all the years I have an opportunity to share my opinions with the world. I can truly express my thoughts without regard to any extenuating conditions. I can just say how I feel about any subject. How liberating. Let the blogging begin!!!! By the way – what I do in the next period remains to be seen and depends on how well I do in the fifth period.

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