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Those of a “certain age” will still recall their grandparents’ admonitions to eat every bite on your plate, avoid waste of anything, save every penny and above all–avoid excess. These were the words of folks who lived through what the world came to call the “Great Depression” and the event, broken only by the launch of war spending, left an indelible mark on a generation. As they say, everything old is new again. Please join your fellow tigers as Raymond James Financials’ outgoing Chairman & CEO, Tom James, enters the Den. Who’s fault is the current crisis: real estate investors, greedy financial institutions, individual investors seeking quarterly returns over long term stock strength? Through the recent downturn, Raymond James has performed above average and basked in the recent glow of a Tampa Super Bowl in a stadium bearing its name. But will RJ survive a prolonged downturn? Why is the CEO leaving now? What does he think of Obama-nomics? Here’s a sure-fire tip you can take to the bank: don’t miss what will surely be a revealing program on the economics of today and tomorrow.



Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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