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  • Governments Need Inflation, Economies Don't
    Thu, Oct. 16 32 Comments

    Summary

    • Inflation masks debt.
    • Governments around the world are broke.
    • They will continue to inflate to escape their debts.
  • Economic Atonement
    Tue, Oct. 7 9 Comments

    Summary

    • The economic sins of 2014.
    • The sins of omission: economists claiming that the sluggish US economy was due to weather, when it was not.
    • The sins of commission: Janet Yellen of the Federal Reserve and Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank President.
  • A New Fed Playbook For The New Normal
    Tue, Sep. 30 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Zero percent interest rates is the new normal.
    • Even if the Fed talks higher rates, they know that they can't without crashing the so called recovery.
    • When rates do rise, it won't be by choice, and the results won't be pretty.
  • Doubling Down On Inflation
    Mon, Sep. 29 26 Comments

    Summary

    • The August job numbers were not an anomaly - the economy continues to be worse, despite what the financial media states.
    • Zero percent interest rates and trillions of dollars of stimulus hasn't been and will not be the solution.
    • The more Japan and Europe follow suit, the worse off their economies will be.
  • Neighborhood Bully - America Recklessly Throws Its Weight Around
    Mon, Sep. 22 22 Comments

    Summary

    • With little thought of long term consequences, the US bullies international companies with monetary threats if they do business with countries the US doesn't like.
    • The US international arrogance continues to give more fuel to countries to move to a post-dollar system.
    • When the world rejects the dollar, the US standard of living will decline rapidly.
  • Inflation Trumps Growth
    Wed, Sep. 17 17 Comments

    Summary

    • The economy continues to be stagnant at best.
    • Rising prices is seeping into most crevices of the US economy, which will likely impact growth.
    • As inflation continues to take hold, investors should consider a non-dollar dominated strategy.
  • Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before
    Mon, Sep. 15 92 Comments

    Summary

    • Yellen will likely prove the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history.
    • She is likely to push the stimulus envelope into unexplored territory.
    • When the US economic day of reckoning happens, the people she wants to help will be hurt the most.
  • Snow Job
    Mon, Sep. 8 39 Comments

    Summary

    • It's not the weather that kept the economy in the doldrums during the 1st quarter.
    • This past year's winter was snowier than many, but it defiantly wasn't the snowiest by a long shot.
    • Even with Q2 GDP growth, the economy has a long way until a real economic recovery commences.
  • Debt Is No Salvation
    Wed, Sep. 3 240 Comments

    Summary

    • Consumption does not create growth.
    • Increasing productive output allows for greater consumption, as something needs to be produced before it can be consumed.
    • Under-consumption not excess-consumption is what made America great.
  • Piketty's Envy Problem
    Editors' Pick • Mon, Sep. 1 311 Comments

    Summary

    • Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century is nothing more than failed redistribution ideas.
    • The poor in the US today are much better off than the poor of ancient times.
    • Society greatly benefited from the Industrial Revolution.
  • Meet 'Lowflation': Deflation's Scary Pal
    Tue, Aug. 26 81 Comments

    Summary

    • Inflation by definition is the increase of the money supply.
    • Today's financial "experts" argue that inflation is economically beneficial.
    • Would people buy more if prices went up or down?
  • Debt And Taxes
    Fri, Aug. 22 37 Comments

    Summary

    • America is trying to borrow its way out of recession.
    • US debt has increased by $7.5 trillion since Obama took office.
    • The debt that sustains us now will one day be our undoing.
  • Obama Spins Subsidies Both Ways
    Tue, Aug. 19 69 Comments

    Summary

    • The Obamacare subsidies will hurt the economy much more than it helps.
    • The US standard of living will continue to drop with transfer subsidies.
    • Low-income subsidies will encourage some people to take a pass on the drudgery and inconvenience of working.
  • The Deflation Menace
    Tue, Aug. 5 55 Comments

    Summary

    • Falling prices should be embraced, not feared.
    • Falling prices did not cause The Great Depression, but it did help people survive the depression.
    • Prior to the creation of the Federal Reserve, falling prices was the norm.
  • Too Big To Pop
    Wed, Jul. 30 12 Comments

    Summary

    • The Fed has created a bubble that will be nearly impossible to wind down.
    • The stock market is fueled by inflation, not by a real economic recovery.
    • The Fed cannot exit bond buying without pushing up rates.
  • Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before
    Fri, Jul. 25 223 Comments

    Summary

    • Janet Yellen.
    • International Financial Tensions.
    • Inflation.
  • The Fed's Rocket To Nowhere
    Mon, Jul. 21 SPY, IEF, TLT 96 Comments

    Summary

    • While the Fed reduces its monthly QE spending, the economy is far from recovery.
    • While mainstream economists say the economy is recovering, main street families are getting poorer.
    • If China reduces its Treasury purchases, it could quickly sink the U.S. economy.
  • A Green Light For Gold?
    Tue, Jul. 15 GLD 120 Comments

    Summary

    • Gold's obituary has not been written.
    • The US monetary and fiscal policies will not change until there is a currency crisis.
    • Gold is still the best hedge against inflation.
  • The Bond Trap
    Editors' Pick • Tue, Jun. 24 TBT, TLT, TIP 421 Comments

    Summary

    • The bond market is overpriced.
    • The Fed wants to erect barriers to exit.
    • The exit will turn into a stampede.
  • The Unfriendly Skies
    Editors' Pick • Aug. 30, 2013 AAL 18 Comments
  • Detroit Broke City
    Aug. 2, 2013 64 Comments
  • The Golden Cycle
    Jul. 1, 2013 16 Comments
  • Sock Puppet Kabuki; Nikkei Today Parallels Dot-Com Bust
    Jun. 27, 2013 1 Comment
  • The Great Reflation
    May. 31, 2013 41 Comments
  • The Biggest Loser Wins
    May. 23, 2013 14 Comments
  • Symptoms Don't Lie
    May. 10, 2013 6 Comments
  • Changing The Conversation
    Apr. 26, 2013 22 Comments
  • Japan Steps Into The Void
    Apr. 19, 2013 41 Comments
  • Gold In The Crosshairs
    Apr. 15, 2013 26 Comments
  • The Stockman Backlash
    Apr. 4, 2013 10 Comments
  • Flying High On Borrowed Wings
    Editors' Pick • Apr. 2, 2013 254 Comments
  • The Stimulus Trap
    Mar. 26, 2013 30 Comments