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May 2017

What Is the American Health Care Act?

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(Image courtesy of America Magazine) What Is the American Health Care Act?   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   From the very moment President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, Republican members of the House of Representatives have made it their mission to repeal and [...]

What Is the American Health Care Act?2019-05-17T19:45:26+00:00

April 2017

Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess

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(Image courtesy of Bloomberg) Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Over the past few weeks, United Airlines has provided every business major in America with a crash course in how not to handle public relations.  Although every other person with [...]

Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess2019-05-17T19:45:26+00:00

How Widespread is Welfare Fraud?

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Image courtesy of WSOC-TV How Widespread is Welfare Fraud?   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Welfare benefits cause some of the most contentious political debates these days, and it is not difficult to see why.  By design, these benefits are an important component of a social safety net that exists as [...]

How Widespread is Welfare Fraud?2019-05-17T19:45:26+00:00

March 2017

The Real Unemployment Rate: A Deeper Look at the February Jobs Report

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Image courtesy of Conservative Review The Real Unemployment Rate: A Deeper Look at the February Jobs Report   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   As of February 2017, the official U.S. unemployment rate was down to 4.7%1.  That is a far lower number than its 10-year high of 10% in October 20091.  Although these [...]

The Real Unemployment Rate: A Deeper Look at the February Jobs Report2019-05-17T19:45:27+00:00

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax

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(Image courtesy of the Pioneer Institute) The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Although the elections scheduled for November 6, 2018, are far off on the horizon, one consequential ballot question in Massachusetts is starting to take shape.  Dubbed the Income Tax for Education and Transportation Amendment, the [...]

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax2019-05-17T19:45:27+00:00

February 2017

Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy

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(Image courtesy of The New York Times) Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   As our world continues to evolve, the gig economy continues to grow.  The basis of the gig economy is the idea that workers are no longer beholden to one specific company [...]

Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy2019-05-17T19:45:27+00:00

January 2017

The Economics of Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

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Photo courtesy of CBS New York/Getty Images The Economics of Repealing and Replacing Obamacare   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   The Affordable Care Act (better known as “Obamacare”) became law in 2010, but the debate over health care reform has raged since Harry Truman became the first American president to propose [...]

The Economics of Repealing and Replacing Obamacare2019-05-17T19:45:27+00:00

The Real Unemployment Rate

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Image courtesy of The Wall Street Journal The Real Unemployment Rate   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   As of December 2016, the official U.S. unemployment rate was down to 4.7%1.  That is a far lower number than its 10-year high of 10% in October 20091.  Although these numbers come from the [...]

The Real Unemployment Rate2019-05-17T19:45:27+00:00

The Trump Effect

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Image courtesy of Salon The Trump Effect   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   There is disagreement among economists about the effect new presidents have on the stock market.  Some people believe that a new president has little or no effect, while some think otherwise.  Can Democratic control of the White House [...]

The Trump Effect2019-05-17T19:45:28+00:00

December 2016

What Drives Gas Prices?

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What Drives Gas Prices? Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group It can be frustrating to watch gas prices constantly change.  Who can forget the price of taking the family on a road trip during the summer of 2008?  That year, the average cost of a gallon of gas topped off at $4.111.  However, long trips on [...]

What Drives Gas Prices?2019-05-17T19:45:28+00:00