Category Archives: Government Debt

Black Lives Matter: An Immodest Suggestion

Here at the Economic Prism we hesitate to offer advice. We don’t know the answers. We hardly know the questions. But we do observe, contemplate, and reflect. And as far as we can tell the BLM movement is empty of ideas and without direction. Hence, from a place of modesty, we offer an immodest suggestion. Continue reading

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Game Over Spending

Second quarter 2020 came and went like a California wildfire. The economic devastation caused by the government lockdowns was swift, the destruction immense, and the damage lasting. But, nonetheless, in Q2, the major U.S. stock market indices rallied at a record pace. Continue reading

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Living On Borrowed Time

Practicality the entirety of Congress now believes that the ability to pay should not limit the ability to promise people whatever they want. There’s no poll of members of Congress to support this assertion. We base it on what they’ve communicated by real, material actions. Continue reading

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Japan’s Yield Curve Control Regime is Coming to America

The central planners at the Fed and the U.S. Treasury, like the central planners at the BOJ, want a yield curve that looks just right. Namely, they want a yield curve that uniformly steps up like topographic elevation curves step up from California’s Death Valley along the face of the Eastern Sierra to the Mount Whitney summit. Continue reading

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