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The Unstoppable Parabolic Increase In Debt!

Bloated Government And Exploding Deficits The Federal Government operates in a way that not one Congressperson operates.  For the last 50 years, Congressionally approved Budgets have had larger and generally growing deficits. No responsible American, including those same Congresspeople, would spend 5% MORE than they earned every year.  Congressmen and women, on the other hand […]

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Surviving The Government Shutdown “Crisis”

What is a Government Shutdown? The Constitution provides for Federal spending to be proposed by Congress AND agreed to by the President.  When the parties fail to produce a funding bill, the Government may be forced to “partially” shut down. Failure to pass a budget has led to a shutdown about 20 times.  Many of […]

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A Bear Market in Bull Market’s Clothing?

Is Mr. Market Patiently Setting Up His Next Heist? The term “Mr. Market” is credited to legendary value investor Benjamin Graham.   According to Investopedia (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mr-market.asp), Graham  first introduced Mr. Market in his 1949 book, The Intelligent Investor.   Mr. Market is a hypothetical investor whose decisions are driven by alternating bouts of panic and […]

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Interest Rates Continue to Edge Higher.

Interest Rates Continue to Edge Higher. Interest rates peaked in early 1980 at 20% on the Federal Funds Rate, the key short-term borrowing rate set by the Federal Reserve.  Known as the Prime Rate years ago, it reflects very short maturities.  Longer term rates, such as Five, Ten, or Thirty Year Maturities are set in […]

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Inflection Point (Part 5): Interest Rates, Inflation, and Inflection.

Inflection Point (Part 5): Interest Rates, Inflation, and Inflection. “Inflation” is the annual rate of price increase for a specific basket of goods or services a consumer buys and is directly tied to changes in “value” of the currency being used in the exchange of those goods and services.  The government’s official gauge of inflation […]

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The 9 Laws Of Markonomics

The 9 Laws Of Markonomics While understanding the economy and the political economy seems like an enormous and complex undertaking. it is not.  Students spend years only to learn very little of practical value,  but the topic itself is very intuitive and can be explained in such a way that even a high school dropout […]

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