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  • So Much Inconsistency [View article]
    Without any serious leadership in Congress or government, the FED is free to "experiment" and continue to shoot arrows without a real observable target in sight. Unfortuanately they have badly damaged the ecomomy, the saving seniors, and rewarded the risk takers, the banks and wall street.

    America has become a giant ship without a rudder, and will drift towards the reefs of destruction because they have abandoned God and all morals, and replaced them with greed and corrupction.
    Feb 19, 2015. 05:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's A Funny Old Debt Crisis [View article]
    Well, from what we have experienced, it would seem that global QE has done nothing but make the stock markets sailing to the moon and on to top 20,000. There, in fact, has been no negative apparant concequences by printing more and more money to finance government debt.

    Why not just write everyone a check for $100,000 and have some real fiat money spending. People are not convinced that printing more money to pay for all of the free programs is a good thing with no downsides near or in the future. Allof the American and European workers 401k's have doubled and tripled, so let the good times roll. We are all insane!
    Jan 22, 2015. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Bold Predictions For 2015: Oil, Euro, Yen, Treasurys And China [View article]
    It's the same old thing. When world economy"s are bad and they are deep in debt and not growing at a rate that the "big boys" want, then they print more money.

    If more money printing makes everyone believe that this is what makes economy's grow, then why not just make that a forever policy?

    Something is dreadfully wrong here. I thought economy's grew because of workers and inventors that made things happen not the printing of money!

    Where does all this end?
    Jan 13, 2015. 02:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Central Bank Balance Sheets, Revisited [View article]
    You have written an interesting article. But according to their thinking, in theory, the central bank could extend their fiat electronic money printing and totally finance individuals through government subsidies and do this for decades to come.

    In other words, all people would be in favor of a government subsidy of, lets say, $1500/mo. and we could pay the interest with more fiat electronic money.

    Let's do it! --- The whole of the FED is nothing more than a gigantic Ponzi scheme financing the banks and wall street.
    Dec 1, 2014. 04:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Price Of Oil Exposes The True State Of The Economy [View article]
    Finally, the unfetted truth! .....Well written article.
    Nov 28, 2014. 09:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Price Of Oil Exposes The True State Of The Economy [View article]
    Finally, the unfetted truth!
    Nov 28, 2014. 09:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fiscal Picture Out Of Washington [View article]
    Deficit spending has gone on for decades and decades, without any real apparent major harm to people. It seems like the FED has figured out a way to print trillions and not produce inflation. Sell short term bonds and convert them to 30 yr bonds with no detriment.

    All they do is strengthen the rich, punish savers (seniors mostly), and reward the banks. Where will it all end?

    But, I see an economic collapse coming because we have weakened our own country by poor imigration policies. We no longer have an identity, and are now deeply divided, ignorant, and a self centered people.

    The light that I see is a train coming, not daylight and more freedom.
    Aug 14, 2014. 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chart Of The Day: Spending On Food As A Share Of Consumer Expenditures, It's Been Remarkably Flat For A Decade At 7.7% [View article]
    I would like to know if this figure today is for "household income" or just one person working. Back then, the women stayed home with the family doing what God designed them to do. Today, most all of them have to work just to survive.

    Having lived and in the military then, our familes were strong, our kids were respectful, things were done on a handshake, honor and morals were normal for most Americans. Life was much, much simpler.

    Think about it, what would happen if you took away all of the cell phones, ipads, and other communication devices today, people would be in a dither not knowing what to do with themselves. But then again, they would probably turn themselves over to weed!

    I'd go back there any time if it were possible.
    Jul 23, 2014. 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We Have Finally 'Climbed Out Of The Jobs Hole'...Really? [View article]
    Well written and easy to understand. Until we get back to a manufacturing base where we actually produce something, there will be those millions who will never be able to comprehend high tech stuff, and who God made to do other things with their hands, other than to be math wizards or financial genius's.

    We need to place tariffs on Chinese goods and allow other nations to compete here in the USA. Other nations haven't a chance to compete with China, the "most favored trade status."

    On top of everything, the retiree's will not be contributing to the work force, thus reducing the participation rate even further. We are losing good brains!

    The solution to a better standard of living: Less government and more freedom! And as Ronald Regan once said, "If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, than we are a nation gone under."
    Apr 10, 2014. 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Problem With The U.S. Stock Market And The Economy [View article]
    All I get from this article is the truth about the Fed creating fake fiat money and the their real solution is to increase goverment spending with money we don't have and to go deeper in debt. Same old thing: punish the successful and starve the poor with higher taxes and fees of everykind.

    We would have been better off 6 years ago to let the chips fall where they may (let the big banks and corporations fail because of their reckless risks), then the depression which would have occurred would have been almost over by now.

    Then everyone would start with things being "real" instead of this complicated, manipulated mess we have now.

    The young people would then have a decent chance and hope for their future. Now all they have is to look forward to paying off a debt they had nothing to do with.
    Mar 30, 2014. 04:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Problem With The U.S. Stock Market And The Economy [View article]

    All I see in this article, is more artificial methods of "the perception of wealth." Increase spending with money that we don't have, and go deeper into debt.

    Five years ago, we would have been better off as a nation if we had let the risky banks fail and all of the other corporations with them and anyone else who intentionally over extended themselves.

    The depression would have ended by now, or close to it, and everything would be real again, and young people would have hope of the future instead of paying off reckless government debt with their hard earned money with no hope of ever getting ahead.
    Mar 30, 2014. 04:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Should Ignore Its Critics And Focus On Its Mandate [View article]
    The bottom line is: Until the Fed quits distorting the financial markets, the economy will continue to limp along with no sensible businessman wanting to go deeper in debt by borrowing.

    As long the Fed keeps suppressing interest rates, mistakenly thinking that people want to go deeper in debt, then the larger the national debt will be, and the longer it will take to get the economy back on track to creating real jobs, with real interest rates, and real production.

    Keeping rates extremely artificially low, will further make the rich richer and the poor poorer. It will also force the banks to further indulge in risky derivatives.
    Feb 9, 2014. 04:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey [View article]
    Boy if this this a "recovery" in housing from a reference of 2006-7, I could only imagine what a "downturn" in the housing market would be. The experts call this a recovery?

    These graphs are very frightening for a so called recovery. "Figures don't lie, but liars figure" and we have been lied to over and over and over again.
    Feb 6, 2014. 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pathetic December Job Numbers: Proof 2014 To Be A Challenging Year [View article]
    "Figures don't lie, but liars figure." This administration has consistanly lied about many things... A recent cartoon stated:
    1) The stimulus will create shovel ready jobs
    2) The food stamps program will create jobs
    3) Obama Care will create jobs
    4) Raising the debt limit will create jobs
    5) Extending unemployment benefits for 3 months will create jobs
    6. Etc......

    Ok, Where are they? The work force is shrinking, taxes are increasing, fees are increasing, government is growing, insurance premiums are increasing, and the middle class is being raped!
    Jan 12, 2014. 09:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Look At Corporate Earnings Growth, Liquidity Traps And The Law Of Diminishing Returns [View article]
    Very good insight and very well written. I Like the graphs! It is only a matter of time before this hurtful, manipulation of equities destroys the confidence of investors.

    Ben should be replaced with a shredder!
    Nov 26, 2013. 07:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment