Monthly Archives: September 2012

Helping the World Ruin Itself

“Iacta alea est.” – Suetonius to Julius Caesar, upon crossing the Rubicon, January 10, 49 BC Yielding to Political Will Yesterday brought forth new evidence that man, despite his better judgment, will nearly always yield to political will.  Several months … Continue reading

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Within the Vice-like Grip of the Secular Bear

The Labor Department released the August jobs report last Friday.  The median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for a gain of 130,000 jobs.  The actual number of new jobs created was just 96,000. This means several things.  First … Continue reading

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Providence Is With Us

Yesterday European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced what could be an unlimited bond buying program to save the euro.  Later in the day, after running up 28 points, the S&P 500 closed at its highest level since before Lehman … Continue reading

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More Credit, More Debt: Lessons from the Last Great Unraveling

“The lord giveth increase, but man devised credit.”  — Garet Garrett Solving the Debt Problem with Credit Something quite remarkable happened in the years following the war to end all wars.  European economies were ruined and European governments were buried … Continue reading

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