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  • This Is Still The Graph That Scares Me [View article]
    All well to say that businesses should pay attention to their employees who put them where they are... but have you seen the kiosks that McDonalds is trying out in Spain? Automated delivery of all items... no what will that do to the college graduates at Mickey-D's? Then, Wal-mart is in the midst of an ambitious "re-organisation" of its store operations management - translation: cut bodies. Banks want to get rid of cash and move everything to electronics. Translation: not only getting rid of bricks and mortar as has been happening in Europe for over 10 years, but lots and lots of people.

    The drive just to cut costs has been driven by the thought that the volume of the market, particularly today, has peaked and is headed down. If conditions for most of the population continue as they are, it will just continue in a reverse Phillips curve of cost cutting, less spending, and a drop in the standard of living that will rival the 30's, not to be too morose about it.

    I still believe that the illiquid conditions met by most small and mid-sized businesses out there is driving much of this as that sector was initially starved of cash and it has always been that sector which pulled us out of previous downturns. It was the same back.... guess when..... and, no, the w-a-r actually didn't end the depression, it just confused the numbers. But what do I know?
    May 13, 2014. 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is Still The Graph That Scares Me [View article]
    There is some re-patriotisation of manufacturing and other industries "said" to be on the horizon - but if those are all focused on automated industries, no new jobs of volume sufficient to offset the continuing rise in the out of work population. Until the funding problem for small and mid-sized businesses disappears, there will be no new jobs rush as our traditional recovery came from that very segment that has been frozen out of the loan liquidity market. yeah, yeah, yeah, I've heard the blather about high liquidity in the market, but that is for Wal-Mart and its giant cousins who reign over the corporatocracy. For the little guy? Try and find it.
    May 12, 2014. 10:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reuters: China seizes $14.5B of assets in corruption probe of ex-security chief [View news story]
    Per the third point on this story, it is nice to see that some things don't change.
    Mar 31, 2014. 05:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We're going to patent it all," Steve Jobs declared in '06 after Apple (AAPL) paid $100M to settle an IP suit. The result would be a huge patent portfolio Apple is now wielding against rivals amidst complaints many patents cover obvious and/or existing software concepts. Apple's "unified search" patent was rejected in '04, with an examiner calling it "an obvious variation" on existing ideas. It would be rejected 8 more times before getting approved last year, and then successfully used against Samsung. [View news story]
    Money.
    Oct 8, 2012. 10:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Wal-Mart/AMEX's Bluebird (previous): By partnering with AXP, it appears WMT has made its move into banking (previously denied to it in the 90s by Greenspan, among others). On the conference call, it's indicated Bluebird will move into check-writing in 2013. Monthly fee $0, Set up fee $0, Direct Deposit fee $0. (PR[View news story]
    With their cash flow, it makes perfect sense. However, knowing something of the corporation, the opportunity for corrupt practices is also a potential that should not be underestimated. They are not a group that works by the old school of fair practices, let us say.
    Oct 8, 2012. 10:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Wal-Mart/AMEX's Bluebird (previous): By partnering with AXP, it appears WMT has made its move into banking (previously denied to it in the 90s by Greenspan, among others). On the conference call, it's indicated Bluebird will move into check-writing in 2013. Monthly fee $0, Set up fee $0, Direct Deposit fee $0. (PR[View news story]
    One might wager that some serious arm twisting for employees to take up this option will be applied. Given their management philosophy, at least all those who wish to progress in the company will have these accounts.
    Oct 8, 2012. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    Keep sucking tat Kool-Aid... you'll find, though, that it has not the nutritional requirements you may need in the camps.
    Sep 11, 2012. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    Wrong. As I said, you don't know what you're writing about, only the indoctrination you got in school. I'm sorry you are not better educated. Get off the media and try real books.
    Sep 11, 2012. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    Ah, another Kool-Aid button pusher... when I said nothing about tax cuts; merely that the current state of the economy and employment (>20%) reflects exactly what he meant when BO said that his plan worked, that's all. It is the implication of that bravado statement which people seem to be missing and no one seems to catch in that this mess, and it is still a mess, IS the result of his plan. This is the outcome he had in mind: four years of a gradually increasing economic morass with no end in sight, just like his hero, FDR, who pulled off an even longer "recession". If BO gets re-elected, I can't imagine where the next plateau, rather, bottomless pit might be when he completes his next success.
    Sep 10, 2012. 09:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    Is this an intentional dumb act or are you really that poorly educated? Sorry, to not understand the actual meaning of fascism is beyond... beyond... well, it speaks well perhaps to the state of public education in the US these days. Sorry. I have not the time to run a second level econ course here.
    Sep 10, 2012. 08:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    Neil, the statism is so embedded in today's youth that they'll never understand how free markets are supposed to function. Life for them is not possible without their partner, the government. The criminal fact is that they don't get enough real history to even know how life was before that bogey man over your shoulder was there.
    Sep 7, 2012. 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    Hey, his plan worked! Therefore, his plan was to extend the recession, make a stable 8% plus official unemployment (unofficial over 20%) rate, kill small businesses and the middle class and create a far more permanent underclass that was more former working people than state-subsidy sucking dependants. Hey! His plan worked! What you have is what he wanted to happen, just as the Fed and FDR worked their darndest to extend and expand the depression in the 30's; he's been successful. If you understand, he's telling the American public that they are getting what he planned for them. But nobody is actually listening and connecting the dots, as trained to let it wash over them on their plush sofas as they are. Too bad that so few people are actually listening.
    Sep 7, 2012. 12:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    No, Hendershot, Keynesian or Austrian is the actual choice these days... and since Keynes was the darling of the Third Reish, those who don't appreciate the totalitarian approach to fascist economics (yes, it is an economic, not political condition, though misused by most everyone, particularly democrats) tend to prefer free markets and the Austrian school; free markets being largely a thing of the past in most centrally planned western countries. Got that?

    Sorry, I shouldn't be derisive; but your stumbling bum act is similarly annoying, particularly as your writing habits betrays your lack of knowledge to be that which is more indicative of political kool-aid than education.
    Sep 7, 2012. 12:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    One can presume that Hendershot is a product of that good, DoE created and ideologued, public education system that began deteriorating as soon as Johnson put his guilty fingers on it.
    Sep 7, 2012. 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the U.S. better off than four years ago? When it comes to energy, Duke Energy (DUK) CEO Jim Rogers says yes: "Are we better off in terms of efficiency? We see per-home usage of electricity declining… We [have had] two license[s] for nuclear plants issued. We have abundant supply of natural gas at low prices... [In] the various ways to generate electricity, we’re better off today." [View news story]
    Actually, kmi, that was from memory from any source but a network during the summer and autumn of 2008, as well as memory of strange legislation in the US while we were (further) overseas. Derision is a practice best left to those who have no information, only opinions.
    Sep 6, 2012. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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