I got an email from my old friend Dick not too long ago – maybe the smartest guy I ever met, and I’ve known a lot of smart guys.
Tempe leads the East Valley in crime, taxes and city costs, except for Mesa’s water and solid waste disposal charges. In those two cases Tempe places second in costs behind Mesa. Tempe has a serious crime rate that is considerably higher than the
While the commemoration of the 5 year anniversary of the start of the Great Financial Crisis is slowing but surely fading, another just as important anniversary is revealed when one goes back not 5 but 15 years into the past, specifically to Septembe
It has been five years since the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. The aftermath is well known: the Too Big To Fail bailouts, the Too Big To Jail avoidance of guilt by culpable executives, the loss of millions of jobs, the loss of hard-earned life savings,
The economy works like a simple machine. But many people don't understand it— or they don't agree on how it works — and this has led to a lot of needless economic suffering.
The Fed’s failure today to announce some sort of tapering of its QE program, despite the consensus of an overwhelming percentage of economists who expected action, once again reveals the degree to which mainstream analysts have overestimated.........
There is a reason why every fiat currency in the history of the world has eventually failed. At some point, those issuing fiat currencies always find themselves giving in to the temptation to wildly print more money. Sometimes, the motivation for d
Brothers went bankrupt, taking a large segment of the global economy with it. The countries that managed to escape were those sustained by public banking models outside the international banking net.
American incomes have tumbled over the last decade. But for many people in Washington, D.C., it’s been something of a party.
The middle class loses out, Andrew Bacevich wants young people to serve their country, Cheerios releases a morbid ad, and Arne Duncan discusses access to preschool.
If the economy is getting better, then why do incomes keep falling?
Are you ready for Janet Yellen?
With rumors this evening of the White House calling around for support for Yellen, Marc Faber's comments today during a Bloomberg TV interview are even more prescient.
Ron Paul "Bernanke Is Literally Saying Is WE'RE IN BAD SHAPE!"
Fed Decision To Not Taper Is A Really Bad Sign
Nice to watch retrospectively, after that tapering "option" now off the table. And nah... Rick didn't even come close to really losing it. Why you ask?
The "market is in a state of shock" after the Fed's decision to postpone taper, noted Credit Agricole's David Keeble adding that "Fed credibility and its communication strategy are in tatters."
By venturing into a down-and-out Chicago neighborhood, the upscale food chain has made its biggest gamble yet
13th 'up' day of last 15 for the S&P... Quite a day (considering Bernanke said they "were avoiding sharp shocks"):
“It’s an old-boy network. It’s very old-school thinking. It’s very, very conservative,” said Paul Saginaw, founder of Zingerman’s food companies in Michigan, which employes 600 people and unlike the NRA, supports better benefits for employees like he
Fed holds off slowing bond purchases, says it wants to see more data before reducing support
A Census Bureau report released on Tuesday reveals that the typical American family now earns less than it did in 1989. In 1989, median household income was $51,681 (in current dollars). In 2012, median household income was $51,017.
Charles Goyette (author of The Dollar Meltdown and Red and Blue and Broke All Over) provides us with a market update - Ernest goes over the Freedom's Phoenix Headline News
As economic recovery continues to prove dismal if not illusory, American families are signing up for food stamps in record numbers, showing signs that poverty is increasing and the job market is far from recovering.
Despite these record tax revenues, the federal government still accumulated a $755 billion deficit in the first eleven months of fiscal 2013. Total federal spending through the first eleven months of the fiscal year was $3.228 trillion.
US stocks Monday followed global markets higher, rallying on Larry Summers’s withdrawal as a candidate to lead the US Federal Reserve. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 148.37 (0.96 percent) to 15,524.43 The broad
On the eve of another fiscal showdown with congressional Republicans, President Obama is outright refusing to negotiate over an increase to the nation's debt limit, saying doing so would alter "the constitutional structure of this government entirely
It was, alas, one of those “good news/bad news” kind of week, in that my natural hostility and paranoid towards the monetary insanity of the Federal Reserve did not boil over in some pointless, screaming outburst of outrage.
Financial circles in Hong Kong are buzzing today on the new Goldman Sachs projection that gold may drop below $1,000 an ounce.
Faber begins by noting that "a deflationary bust, whenever it may happen (tomorrow or 10 years), is inevitable; and is the opposite of an increase in prices from inflation."