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The Downright Sinister Rearrangement of Riches

Let’s begin with facts.  Cold hard unadorned facts. Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit at standard atmospheric pressure.  Squaring the circle using a compass and straightedge is impossible.  The sun is a star. Facts, of course, must not be confused … Continue reading

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To Hell In A Bucket

“No one really cares about the U.S. federal debt,” remarked a colleague and Economic Prism reader earlier in the week.  “You keep writing about it as if anyone gives a lick.” We could tell he was just warming up.  So, … Continue reading

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The Coming Debt Reckoning

American workers, as a whole, are facing a disagreeable disorder.  Their debt burdens are increasing.  Their incomes are stagnating. There are many reasons why.  In truth, it would take several large volumes to chronicle all of them.  But when you get down to … Continue reading

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Simple Math of Bank Horsepucky

We stepped out on our front stoop Wednesday morning and paused to take it all in. The sky was at its darkest hour just before dawn.  The air was crisp.  There was a soft coastal fog.  The faint light of … Continue reading

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