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Charles Ortel

Charles Ortel

Charles Ortel became a lapsed member of the silent majority in August 2007 when he began alerting the public to dangers posed by structural changes in the global economy. Since then, Mr. Ortel has appeared in the print, radio and television media with increasing frequency. Brass Tacks will attempt to offer nonpartisan perspective on factors contributing to the unresolved, burgeoning crisis and discuss potential solutions. Mr. Ortel graduated from Horace Mann School, Yale College and Harvard Business School. 

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Put in stark terms, under President Obama's watch, inside America there now are fewer "chickens" in more "pots", while geopolitical risks surge higher putting international results for most companies in greater jeopardy, says Washington Times columnist Charles Ortel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Under Obama, economic growth withers

When stock market investors demand dividend yields that are substantially higher than interest rates, they are screaming out a message the wider public should note well — financial sophisticates do not believe the economic-growth story that the Obama administration so ham-handedly still tries to sell.

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