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Unsolicited Advice to Fed Chair Powell

Behind closed doors, President Trump and Fed Chair Jay Powell are in freak out mode.  President Trump wants lower interest rates and artificial stimulus to fabricate GDP growth into the 2020 election year.  His prospects for a second term in office depend on it. Fed Chair Powell knows the economy’s toast.  Annualized GDP growth for the first quarter of 2019 was recently estimated at just 1.3 percent.  But he cannot yet admit it.  Specifically, he cannot cut rates just yet without triggering a market panic. Continue reading

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As the Madness Turns

This is the mad world we live in. A world that will only get madder as policies of desperation are rolled out in earnest to keep the price of money cheap, the price of assets high, and the government swindlers in Washington flush with money borrowed on the backs of the unborn. But make no mistake, this madness will turn. First it will turn to fear, then to anger, and then to death… Continue reading

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How Faux Capitalism Works in America

The 2008 financial crisis helped clarify how faux capitalism works in America. That when the big corporations and the big banks get in trouble, the people on top quickly absolve culpability while appropriating public funds from their friends at the Treasury for the purpose of private bailouts. This, in effect, socializes the losses across bottom rungs of society and concentrates profits across the top. Continue reading

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The Intolerable Scourge of Fake Capitalism

All is now bustle and hubbub in the late months of the year.  This goes for the stock market too. If you recall, on September 22nd the S&P 500 hit an all-time high of 2,940.  This was nearly 100 points … Continue reading

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