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Wally Cato Recommends Sense on Cents

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 28th, 2010 5:42 AM |

“Larry is our greatest writer on the economy.”

The Register, the official publication of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants recently interviewed Forrest Wallace Cato. Who is ‘Wally’ Cato? Well, read on, as Wally is easily the most interesting individual with whom I have ever crossed paths. In fact, I would rate Wally Cato as perhaps one of the single most worldly, well versed, and well connected individuals of the modern era.

You don’t believe me? Read on.

I challenge you to match Wally’s life with that of almost anybody in the world today. Wally is conversant on an exceptionally wide array of topics. I am highlighting an interview with him in the most recent edition of The Register because he speaks at length on the state of financial planning in our nation today and he graciously has some nice things to say about yours truly and Sense on Cents.

What nice things? When Wally Cato was asked,

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What’s Fueling America’s Rage?

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 20th, 2009 10:56 AM |

What is fueling America’s populist rage?

Is it the unemployment situation? Is it the volatility in the markets? The weakening greenback? Perhaps the generally perceived level of incompetence amongst our political and corporate leaders? Is it a media that does not hold our public officials and corporate leaders accountable?

While I could write extensively – and I have – on each of these questions, I am firmly convinced the ever increasing levels of populist rage go much deeper than any of these questions. How deep? To the very core of this great nation. What is at the core of any individual, institution, or nation?

Honesty and integrity.

Americans are a strong people. America is a proud land. That said, I believe we have allowed a semblance of moral decay to increasingly infiltrate our very core and we are now paying the price for it. How is this growing moral decay exemplified?

I am not suggesting that those who might hold differing opinions than mine on specific questions addressing ethical and moral topics as being the root of our current problems. I would like to think I am not so narrow-minded or judgmental. I do believe, however, that the rage sweeping our country on both sides of the political aisle stems from the reality that Americans are increasingly convinced that our political representatives, government officials, financial leaders, and their selected constituents have not been honest with America. (more…)

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