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Visit Paco's blog: PacoAhlgren.com (http://www.PacoAhlgren.com/) Follow Paco on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pacoahlgren Paco Ahlgren is an Austrian economist and has worked as a financial analyst for eighteen years. His expertise ranges from stocks, options, and futures, to interest rates and... More
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  • The Keynesian Solvency Standoff

    "Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."

    -- John Maynard Keynes

     

    I wish I had ten dollars  for every market novitiate who had the temerity to enlighten me with the above quote in response to my proclamation that U.S. Treasuries are doomed to fail. Of course, then I'd be holding stacks of paper bearing the face of evil incarnate -- Alexander Hamilton. By the way, yes, I did adjust my cliche for inflation.

    What, exactly, constitutes "solvency?" Look, everybody knows I hate Keynes. And why shouldn't I? My God, he even loathed himself by the time he stood before his maker. His theories are preposterous, and he knew it! And with every day that passes, we get ever closer to the inevitable collapse of the American empire, caused by decades of reckless abuse of the financial system by the federal government -- all justified by Keynesian theory. I know many of you disagree, so I'm going to point out some of the reasons why you're wrong...READ MORE

    www.BottomViolation.com

    Disclosures: Paco is long gold and oil, and short Treasuries -- all through leveraged ETFs.

    Sep 27 11:35 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Using Technology to Start a Successful Business in (Spite of) a Depression

    image of an entrepreneur avoiding a maze with a bridgeDid you know that some of the most powerful entrepreneurial ideas in the lexicon of human knowledge arose from the ashes of economic catastrophe? It's true. And the reason is a lot simpler than you think: when times get tough, unemployment increases. So what do people do? They become entrepreneurs.

    If you're thinking about starting a business -- or even keeping one afloat in this economy -- don't be discouraged by the climate. If anything, find inspiration in the fact that -- no matter what happens -- things will turn around eventually. READ MORE...

    Paco Ahlgren solves business problems. He is a financial analyst, economist, author, web-developer, designer, and SEO specialist in Austin, Texas. If that's not enough, he's also a single father (that's the job he likes best).

    If you'd like to contact him about how he can help you make your business run better, you can contact him at paco@designoriginate.com. Or you can visit his design | development site at www.DesignOriginate.com. Find out more about his book Discipline at www.DisciplineBook.com.

    www.BottomViolation.com

    Disclosures: Paco is long TBT, UCO, and gold. He also holds U.S. dollars by necessity, pending the advent of private gold-backed currencies.

    You can buy his novel Discipline wherever books are sold.

    Apr 12 7:03 PM | Link | Comment!
  • The Information Age and the End of the United States of America

    Photo of bust of Gaius Julius CaesarYou are losing your rights.

    I know you probably don't believe it; you've heard it all before, and yet everything has turned out okay, hasn't it? Sure! If "okay" means a failing currency, hyperinflation, a systematic destruction of the middle class, and the end of the United States' role as the world's preeminent financial power -- and, indeed, its role as a sovereign nation. Yep. Things are just great. READ MORE...


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    www.BottomViolation.com

    Disclosures: Paco is long TBT, UCO, and gold. He also holds U.S. dollars by necessity, pending the advent of private gold-backed currencies.

    You can buy his novel Discipline wherever books are sold.

    Apr 06 10:28 AM | Link | 4 Comments
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