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September 2009

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On Immigration and Population (Video 13 minutes)

September 30, 2009 – Comments (3)

This is as good a lesson as you will see on immigration.  Population is a fundamental variable in economics.  It is important to understand it, as the inflation or deflation debate continues. I am 100% certain some things are going to go up in price as the populations continue to climb.    [more]

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Taibbi "Waking up to discover the mortgage market was a giant criminal enterprise"

September 26, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: GS

MY COMMENT: America's leading Financial Reporter, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi breaks another ground breaking story here.    [more]

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For you Week End Viewing: Schiff, Faber, Julian Robertson, Ron Paul and Woods.

September 25, 2009 – Comments (0)

MY COMMENT: In general, Fools need to be doing the opposite of anything the cooperate media promotes.  In the last couple weeks, they have had almost all of my favorites on these shows and actually giving these truth tellors significant air time.  It might be due to the fact most Americans no longer consider corperate news credible sourse and are using the internet and blogsphere more and more. However, we might be approaching a shift...not sure exactly why they are giving them air time now. It is an omnious sign. In the back of my mind, I am expecting a dollar rally.   [more]

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Fooldom Knows, Now the Masses Know: Yahoo Frontpage Headline: Historic U.S. bullet shortage

September 24, 2009 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: SWHC

MY COMMENT: I have limited bandwidth and time, so I cannot address Downwithinfidels blog post. I liked his portfolio when he was negative in points and said so in my post:  [more]

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How to Ruin the Economy in Seven Easy Steps - Johan Norberg (Video 2:45)

September 18, 2009 – Comments (2)

Author and historian Johan Norberg gives an abbreviated version of the events that caused the housing bubble and primed the financial crisis.

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How was it possible that in a world where thousands of people regulated financial markets the whole system crashed down? And should we now give more power to central banks, government agencies, politicians, and regulators? Isn't that what brought us here in the first place?

Financial Fiasco digs deep into the foundation of the economic meltdown, revealing how it was the product of conscious actions by decisionmakers in companies, government agencies, and political institutions, and by consumers. Financial Fiasco tells the compelling story of how rate-cutting by the Federal Reserve inflated the real estate market and fueled increased risk-taking in the financial markets; how new government policies to promote home ownership blasted air into the credit bubble; how new financial instruments, credit-rating requirements, and accounting rules intended to prevent cheating backfired; and much more. - Cato Institute

Johan Norberg is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and a writer who focuses on globalization, entrepreneurship, and individual liberty. Norberg is the author and editor of several books exploring liberal themes, including a history of liberal pioneers in Swedish history. His book In Defense of Global Capitalism, originally published in Swedish in 2001, has since been published in over twenty different countries.

Norberg's articles and opinion pieces appear regularly in both Swedish and international newspapers, and he is a regular commentator and contributor on television and radio around the world discussing globalization and free trade. Prior to joining Cato, Norberg was head of political ideas at Timbro, a Swedish free-market think tank, from 2003 to 2005.   [more]

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Congressman Ron Paul discusses his new book "End The Fed,"

September 15, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , JPM , GM

Congressman Ron Paul discusses his new book "End The Fed," as well as other economic issues and Federal Reserve-related topics on CNN's "American Morning." Truth ensues.   [more]

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Itulips repeats the Ideas of this Fool

September 14, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GM , GS , JPM

MY COMMENT: Got trust? Fools getting giddy over this rally, think the crisis is over. The banking crisis might be over due to monetary expansion (aka Print Money and give it to the BIG banks until they are solvent).  However, the REAL economic crisis is just getting started.  How much longer do you think the US government can borrow $3 billion a day? How much longer do you think most states and local governments can go on with out major restructuring? Do you think that the restructuring will include massive hiring or lay offs and pension defaults or cut backs?   [more]

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50 Minutes of Videos You Should Watch: Faber and TED

September 13, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , JPM , GM

This is a great TED video. A great Economic overview and some hope for the future outside of Wallstreet.   [more]

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San Fran Fed's Janet Yellen Shares Some Misinformation On The Fed's "Credbility" And Other Topics

September 12, 2009 – Comments (0)

MY COMMENT: Zerohedge has a one of the best quotes this week and does a good job of making fun of this FED idiot/puppet.  I have to wonder how much longer this can go on. They must feel like the people/masses are idiots, who worship their economic prowice. Do they know anyone outside of their "elite circles"?  [more]

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Baby Bush Worst President Ever?

September 11, 2009 – Comments (27) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , JPM , C

MY COMMENT: No need to argue with some Fool about whether Baby Bush was the worst president ever, Doug Casey provides the best write up I have seen.  I really think you save a copy of this in case some Pro-Bush nut tries to feed you some Pro-Bush propaganda. Also do not waste time here cheerleading Obama. "By their deeds you shall know them" - it is not over just started, and he can make it much much worse.  [more]

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Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession

September 10, 2009 – Comments (3)

MY COMMENT: Fooldom started this discussion back in Feb 2007. I remember arguing with Fools about how damaging and dangerous the FED was. Now it is obvious, who caused the bubble and the aftermath that is coming. These idiots trying to blame capitialism are off the mark, we do not have capitialism in the US. We have corperatitism with socialized losses privatized profits.   [more]

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Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire; Endgame For The Rating Agencies May Be Close

September 09, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: MCO

"The Roman people, the mass of the population, had but one wish after being captured by the barbarians: to never again fall under the rule of the Roman bureaucracy."   [more]

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Time to Rock Out Gold Bugs! Krugman: Most Economists, Including Nobel-Prize Winners, Are Idiots or Fools

September 06, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GLD , SLV

A blast from the past to teach some basic Economics. Turn it Up and dance naked gold bugs!   [more]

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Gold and Systemic Crisis - Most money has no tangible existence.

September 05, 2009 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: GLD , SLV

MY COMMENT: The panic into physical gold/silver might rival the NASDAQ and Housing bubbles. I was at a public auction back in March any time a $90 gold coin (1/10 ounce) came up they would bid it up to $130 - 235++. There more 5-10 people bidding like crazy for the gold and silver.   [more]

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Classics from Congress Deep Economic Thoughts etc...

September 03, 2009 – Comments (0)

MY COMMENT: I posted this before, but it is a classic...and Zerohedge has done a recent post. I would guess besides Ron Paul, Grayson and a few others this is the extent of economic knowledge in politics.

Congressman Pete Stark Explains Leverage, Tells Reporter To "Get The F--- Out"

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/03/2009 08:19 -0500

California Debt Jan Helfeld Pete Stark


In a clip that has to be seen to be believed, California Congressman Pete Stark displays the most unbelievable combination of economic incomprehension, stupidity, hubris, and to top it off tells interviewer Jan Helfeld to "get to f--- out" or he will be thrown out of the window for daring to expose just what a sack of... hot air Stark is.

A line that will now live forever, thanks to Congressman Stark: "The more debt we owe, the wealthier we are".

That pretty much sums up political "thought"



Here is some more rudeness and stupidity.

Here he is again....



 Baron Hill (IN-09): This Is My Town Hall Meeting. I Set the Rules





 Phil Gramm: "Mental Recession... Nation of Whiners"



Now this Congresswomen pretends to be economically literate...but Fool remembers

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They Speak to Me: Faber and Biderman

September 02, 2009 – Comments (2)

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Faux News with some Real News? Trim Tabs takes out a Shill...

September 01, 2009 – Comments (2)

FYI - Zerohedge finds the story: Some More On Insider Selling And Money On The Sidelines, Compliments of TrimTabs And Cigar Aficionado  [more]

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