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October 2010



Taxpayers May Be Covering Extra Bailout Costs Until 2019

October 29, 2010 – Comments (0)

The Treasury Department says its bank bailouts are over, but the spending continues.  [more]



Bernanke Asset Purchases Risk Unleashing 1970s Inflation Genie

October 26, 2010 – Comments (3)

For the second time since he became chairman in 2006, Ben S. Bernanke is leading the Federal Reserve into uncharted monetary territory.  [more]



Hot Mutual Funds Are Great Contrary Indicators

October 25, 2010 – Comments (1)

AT A TIME when most mutual funds had a $1,000 or $20,00 minimum, Munder @Vantage required a $10,000 investment, charged a 4% initial commission and levied a 3% annual fee. Back then, nobody cared. After all, we were all going to be rich.   [more]



Why Paul Krugman WILL Debate an Austrian

October 22, 2010 – Comments (7)

Many Austrians have tried to get Krugman to debate business cycle theory.  He’s too busy and too sophisticated to debate an Austrian, of course.  Until now.  [more]



How I See the World Today: Question and Answer Period | Jim Rogers (60 minutes)

October 21, 2010 – Comments (2)

I'd have preferred to have made this part of the blog I posted yesterday, but it wasn't available until today.  [more]



Does the US Deserve its Triple-A?

October 14, 2010 – Comments (5)

Will the credit ratings agencies downgrade the US's triple-A rating, which it has held since 1917?   [more]



The Global Debt Clock

October 06, 2010 – Comments (2)

One of the world's leading magazines, The Economist has launched a “Global Debt Clock." This excellent initiative is similar to the US Federal Debt Clock in Time Square and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's  [more]



How to Ruin the Stock Market

October 04, 2010 – Comments (5)

"REALITY EXISTS.  And when permitted to function, free markets accurately reflect that reality. From Karachi to New York, government schemes such as artificial price limits or bans on selling short can temporarily delay reality, but they cannot avoid it forever.

By intervening in markets, bureaucrats succeed only in manufacturing the panic and unnecessarily volatility they had hoped to prevent."   [more]



Mobs in Europe, Records in Brazil

October 01, 2010 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: BRF

"WHAT MAKES these frightening scenes so unnerving is that they're not occurring in third-world dictatorships, but in advanced economies within many of Europe's largest cities. We're used to seeing violent street clashes in Lebanon. But Belgium?

Makes you wonder if, ten years from now, Americans will be clamoring to buy stocks on the New York Stock Exchange (NYX) or throwing Molotov cocktails at the coffee shop across the street.  [more]