Grand Rapids, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/07/2013 -- Financial advisor Dennis Tubbergen features world-reknowned guest experts on his weekly radio show. This week's guest on the Everything Financial Radio Show is Ian Gordon of the Longwave Group.
The son of a British military officer, Gordon followed in his father's footsteps and graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Four years later, Ian immigrated to Canada where he entered the History Department at the University of Manitoba. It was during this period that he began to study the historical trends that ultimately provided the foundation for his Longwave theory.
In 1983 Gordon entered the financial realm as a stock broker. In 1998 he determined the Longwave Theory was too compelling to ignore and he began writing the Longwave Analyst and re-entered the sales side of the business. The same Longwave principles that have guided Gordon for the past decade are just as relevant today as they were a decade ago.
Tubbergen, who is an author, radio show host, and CEO of PLP Advisors, LLC, also spends a lot of time giving his opinions in his financial blog at http://www.dennistubbergen.com. On February 25, 2013 Tubbergen's blog was titled "Big Brother Bans Big Sodas in New York."
"As a bit of a Libertarian capitalist, I find it to be idocy that the government controls most of the mortgage business, will soon control healthcare via Obamacare and has subsidized green energy companies that are not viable as stand-alone companies," began Tubbergen. "There are many more examples I could cite. The latest idiocy from the City of New York is unbelievable."
Tubbergen quotes from a New York Post article that ran February 23, 2-013.
"Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop. Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 - and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families.
Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid's birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub.
They'd violate Mayor Bloomberg's new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.
Bloomberg's soda smackdown follows his attacks on salt, sugar, trans fat, smoking, and even baby formula.
The City Health Department last week began sending brochures to businesses that would be affected by the latest ban, including restaurants, bars and any "food service" establishment subject to letter grades.
And merchants were shocked to see the broad sweep of the new rules.
"It's not fair. If you're gonna tell me what to do, it's no good," said Steve DiMaggio of Caruso's in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. "It's gonna cost a lot more."
And consumers, especially families, will soon see how the rules will affect their wallets - forcing them to pay higher unit prices for smaller bottles.
Typically, a pizzeria charges $3 for a 2-liter bottle of Coke. But under the ban, customers would have to buy six 12-ounce cans at a total cost of $7.50 to get an equivalent amount of soda."
"This is stupidity at many levels," states Tubbergen. "One can only hope that the mayor of New York is smarter than this and has proposed something this ridiculous as a result of a bet that he lost."
Tubbergen explains if someone gets caught selling a banned drink that is larger than 16 ounces, the fine is $200 per incident. On the other hand, if you get caught with less than 25 grams of marijuana in New York and it's your first offense, the fine is only $100.
"Does it strike anyone else as ludicrous that it's less a crime to use weed than to sell a 2-liter of Dr. Pepper?" asks Tubbergen.
To read the blog in its entirety go to http://www.dennistubbergen.com and select his February 25, 2013 entry. His interview with Ian Gordon will be available as a podcast soon at http://www.everythingfinancialradio.com.
Tubbergen’s syndicated radio show can be heard on metro Michigan stations WTKG 1230 AM and WOOD Newsradio1300 AM and 106.9 FM.
About Dennis Tubbergen
Dennis Tubbergen has been in the financial industry for over 25 years and has his corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tubbergen is CEO of PLP Advisors, LLC and has an online blog that can be read at http://www.dennistubbergen.com. To view Tubbergen’s latest Moving Markets? newsletter, go to www.moving-markets.com.
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