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All Bets Are Off

Stock markets across the planet gazed out across the economic landscape yesterday and vomited all over themselves.  After that, they convulsed and dry heaved again and again.  For the global economic disfiguration has grown so grotesque, so awesomely awful, that … Continue reading

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Deflation with a Capital D

There’s a good ole fashioned market panic taking place in the Far East.  Buyers of Chinese stocks have become scarcer than hen’s teeth.  Even the highly visible hand of the Chinese government can’t arrest the freefall. On Monday, for example, … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Mao Zedong

“Let a hundred flowers bloom.” – Mao Zedong Someone screamed “fire” in a crowded theatre in Shanghai about a month ago.  For whatever reason the audience was on edge.  Perhaps they were watching a suspense thriller, or maybe a horror … Continue reading

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China’s Spectacular Reckoning

Change is constant.  You can count on it.  Earlier this week, for instance, it was revealed that China’s economy is growing at just 7 percent annually.  The Middle Kingdom’s GDP hasn’t been this slow since 2009…during the midst of the … Continue reading

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