Category Archives: Business & Economy

The Best and Most Simple Explanation of The U.S. Monetary System (Debt, Currency, Money, Income Tax, Etc.) [VIDEO]

Many people have difficulty understanding things having to do with our economy and our money. Other Business & Economy How Did America Go Bankrupt? Slowly, At First, Then All At Once!!!Feb 19, 2018 UPS, FedEx Sink As Amazon Launches “Shipping With Amazon”Feb 9, 2018 Phase 2 of Sheriff’s Department Presentation Leads To Possible Solution For Aging Courthouse [VIDEO]Jan 29, 2018 […]

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Correcting Scrooge’s Economics

As Charles Dickens himself admits, Ebenezer Scrooge is a thoroughly peaceful man, guilty of no true crime, who has robbed no one. Therefore, we must conclude that his wealth is a sign of his ability to please at least some people, and as Michael Levin notes: “Dickens doesn’t mention Scrooge’s satisfied customers, but there must have been plenty of them […]

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Data Driven or Driven Data

There can be little doubt that data releases rather than experience or intuition are driving the economic conversation. This is perhaps a function of the disconnection that many people feel about an economy that they no longer understand. Rather than trusting their own eyes or their own gut to form an opinion, it’s much easier to grab a set of […]

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Why OPEC Will Tolerate Cheap Oil

Despite falling oil prices, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) voted on November 27th not to cut production in order to boost prices. The key to this decision appears to have been the attitude of Saudi Arabia, which has long been the first among equals in the coalition. Not surprisingly, the decision led to further oil price declines, and led many […]

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THE CLOCK IS TICKING IN SWITZERLAND

For most of my career in international investing, I had always placed a great deal of faith in Switzerland’s financial markets. In recent years, however, as the Swiss government has sought to hitch its wagon to the flailing euro currency and kowtow increasingly to U.S.-based financial requirements, this faith has been shaken. But this week (November 30th) a referendum in […]

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The Abenomics Death Spiral

As Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has turned his country into a petri dish of Keynesian ideas, the trajectory of Japan’s economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of those policies. And although the warning sirens are blasting at the highest volumes imaginable, few economists can hear the alarm. Share This Article

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Contemplating Stocks without QE

Some influences on the stock market are casual, subtle or open to interpretation, but the catalyst behind the current stock market rally really shouldn’t be controversial. As far as stocks go, we have lived by Quantitative Easing. The only question now is, whether we will die without it.  Share This Article

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Voters Know the Economic Recovery Is Fake

The latest jobs numbers were released today, and the financial media is making much of the drop in the unemployment rate – now 5.8% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Obviously, the economy must be getting better, just like Janet Yellen and Barack Obama have been telling us, right? Not so fast. The results from Tuesday’s elections tell a […]

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