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How to Tackle the Depression Head On

By and large, the challenges facing the economy have everything to do with central government. Over the last 40 years, as the Fed and the Treasury colluded to rig the financial system in totality, wealth has become ever more concentrated in fewer and fewer insider hands. The effect over the last decade has been a disparity that’s so magnified few can ignore it. Continue reading

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How to Turn a Corporate Credit Crisis into a Currency Crisis

The mechanics of persistently falling yields (as yields move inversely to price) over several decades have also acted to inflate a massive bond bubble. The demand for corporate bonds come from a variety of sources. These mainly include foreign investors, investment funds (i.e. mutual funds, ETFs, and closed end funds), life insurance companies, and pension funds. Continue reading

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Your Figuring Central Planners At Work

The central planners never hit their inflation targets. But, in spraying the economy with birdshot, they cause massive disruption. This aside, assuming the central planners at the Fed could target price inflation, what rate of inflation would they precisely pinpoint? Continue reading

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What You Will Find When You Follow the Money

It has been a rough go for California Governor Gavin Newsom. Late last week it was revealed that the state Department of Public Health had tickled the poodle on its COVID-19 record keeping. Somehow the bureaucrats in Sacramento undercounted new coronavirus cases by as many as 300,000. Continue reading

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