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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. 

Articles by Charles Ortel

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond meets with Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and "Scotland's continued EU membership with a Yes vote" at  Parliament Square in Edinburgh. (AP Photo/PA, Andrew Milligan) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

Independence is great for Scotland and for the world

As global investors fret for multiple reasons, an important drama plays out now over Scotland — voters there finally have the chance to cut ties that bind them to union with England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. And Scots should rush through the exit door. Published September 14, 2014

President Ronald Reagan (AP Photo, File)

ORTEL: On jobs, economy, markets, Obama is no Reagan

Under Obama, America's addiction to financial leverage inside households, businesses, financial institutions and governments reached epic proportions that severely threaten all of us now Published September 13, 2014

The U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Restore American military supremacy

A nation like America, which spends more money on government than any other, should possess military power that is unmatched and likely, therefore, to remain unchallenged. Published September 11, 2014

The U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Abolish public sector unions

The only sector of the American economy where unions retain a stubborn hold is in government at local, state, regional, and federal levels. Published September 8, 2014

The Islamic State is on the rise and must be stopped. (Raqqa Media Center via Associated Press)

Fight against radical Islam requires action now

What happened on Sept. 11, 2001, could return this year on the unlucky 13th anniversary of the last terrorist attack. Evildoers who twist Islamic thinking into acts of terror already have announced intent to do America in. Published August 24, 2014

The U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Create an American sovereign wealth fund

New York-In America, the cradle of capitalism, we need to have a sovereign wealth fund. Capitalized with at least $1 trillion in the beginning, our fund should be the largest, most forward-looking and most successful one in the world. Published August 21, 2014

Karl Marx

A jobs picture that is much worse than advertised

Forget what most experts are saying about the jobs picture — if you work in America in the private sector, you will earn less during your career than previous generations, you will have fewer benefits, and you will spend long periods unemployed and trying to reinvent yourself. Published August 17, 2014

The U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

U.S. needs a fortress to defend the dollar

Rather than learning about looming challenges watching television while on vacation, our president should use his phone, his best financial minds and his pen to act decisively before the next phase in the debt crisis hits. Published August 12, 2014

The U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

ORTEL: America will flourish again with a strong dollar

The simple key to making our dollar strong again is reversing interventionist policies led by the Federal Reserve System that have artificially pushed down benchmark interest rates below official estimates for consumer price inflation. Published August 7, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen removes her glasses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled: "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ORTEL: Note to Janet Yellen: The American bubble is popping

This week, guests will interact with Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen and colleagues inside a benign bubble that no outsider can prick -- a scripted symposium, manufactured for the select few in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Published July 27, 2014