More Interesting Info

March 15, 2009


Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 9:41 am

Sometimes I get tired of all the talk about how bad our economy is and what we can do and what we are not doing to fix it.
But it still makes interesting study if you are interested in financials or economics.
PBS has an interesting web site on what happened and why it happened.

Now if you didn’t get your questions answered at this site, you might just enter your question on
They seem to think they are the best source of information on everything. You will have to be the judge on that. Anyway just visit their site and enter a question to see what kind of results they offer. I gave,, and the same question to compare the results. More that 70% of the results were the same with all 3 search engines. So I feel it is just another source in your search for answers. (pun intended)

In case you might be interested…
“The Internal Revenue Service is barred from releasing any taxpayer information whatsoever, except to authorized agencies and individuals.
Like all other citizens, U.S. presidents enjoy this protection of their privacy. Since the early 1970s, however, most presidents have chosen to release their returns publicly. In the hope of making this information more widely available, the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts has compiled an archive of presidential tax returns.”

From the pages of the web site.
“The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression.” OK, as you all know this is the governments way to fix our economy. This web site follows the money trail and what is being done with it. It also has a timeline with important dates related the spending bill.

Again, from their web site.
“ provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.” OK, what at this site might be of interest? A complete listing of what they provide in alphabetical order is here.

“One famous American, Dr. Edward Everett, also gives wise counsel. When a newspaper had published false and misleading accounts concerning a certain man, the man went to Everett for advice. After listening patiently to the man’s complaints, Everett said, “My dear sir, do nothing. Half the people who buy that paper never saw the article about you. Half the people who did see it failed to read it. Half of those who read it failed to understand it. Half of those who understood it knew you and refused to believe it. Half of those who believed it were people of no consequence anyway.” (from Zig Ziglar)


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