Category Archives: Politics
The impossible happened in the late-1970s. Inflation and unemployment simultaneously went vertical. Leading economists were baffled. This contradicted their academic training. Continue reading
Trust in the American government – a massive blob – is at an all-time low. But that doesn’t mean it can’t go lower. For example, President Biden’s recent efforts to dial up the fear gauge on the omicron variant, warning of a “winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated,” are clearly dishonest. Virus breakthroughs of prophylactic mRNA vaccines are widespread. Biden’s words are political. Not words of honest counsel. Continue reading
The lessons of 2008-09 leave many smart and intelligent people’s finances as unsuspectingly vulnerable as Paris in the spring of 1940. Treasury bills provided cover and safety when the stock market was falling in late 2008 and early 2009. This strategy may not work so well during the next crisis. Continue reading
There’s not much you can do in the year 2021 that doesn’t leave a digital trail. The collusion of big tech and big government has assured this. Still, there does remain one simple way to elude the busybodies. In fact, one of the last ways to preserve some level of economic privacy is to pay with cash.