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Deflation is the Answer

May 30, 2012 – Comments (4)

Over time, through normal economic activity, wealth accumulates in the hands of successful people. This wealth disparity continues to grow until it reaches extreme levels. At this point the natural economic cycle is deflation, which reduces the disparity of accumulated wealth by reducing the value of assets. Deflation helps to re-level the playing field or "reset" the disparity of wealth. It is only through this avenue that any real conclusion to the economic malaise can be found. It is only after we allow the deflation to happen that we can ever expect significant growth to occur.  [more]

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The $100,000 Solution to the Budget Problem

May 09, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GLD , USO , SPY

An Open Letter to Congress:A Modest Proposal on the Budget 

It has become increasingly apparent to all interested parties that government in America is systemically incapable of limiting its own size.    [more]

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Why Quantitative Easing is Bad for Employment

December 20, 2010 – Comments (8)

Has anyone else thought that quantitative easing could be harmful to employment?  Quantitative easing is designed to make capital cheap and easy.  But capital investment does not necessarily mean job creation.  [more]

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Why Stimulus Isn't Stimulating

August 31, 2010 – Comments (17)

There is a big argument going on right now over whether our government should put forth another stimulus package.  With unemployment remaining near levels reached during the worst of the current downturn and evidence mounting that the U.S. might drop back into recession or, at best, grudgingly grow at meager rates for years to come; Keynesian economists shout that we need more stimulus!    [more]

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"Normalized" Earnings, P/B ratios and other BULL-cr*p

June 04, 2009 – Comments (4)

Everyone needs to step back and take a look at the macro-economic picture.  Consumers make up roughly 70% of the U.S. economy.  Their spending over the last few decades was enhanced by borrowing, largely from the equity in their homes.  That equity is no longer in existance and it will require several years of rising real estate values to bring it back.    [more]

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