Monthly Archives: July 2011

Debt Ceiling Debate Meaningless: US Functionally Bankrupt

The US is functionally bankrupt, Debt Ceiling debate essentially meaningless This is the final weekend before Tuesday, August 2, 2011, the day US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the US runs out of funds and must raise the Debt Ceiling. … Continue reading

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Further Pricing In of a Probability of US Default

On the eve of the Boehner Plan vote, market reaction and irreconcilable concepts. Just as computers crash when presented with two opposing instructions, investors continue to ponder what-ifs and what to do often resulting in indecision. Do you remember DOS … Continue reading

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Jim Rogers: U.S is Bankrupt, but, I’m temporarily long on the US Dollar…

Jim Rogers gives another straightforward interview explaining why he is long on the US dollar, short term, but won’t bet on the US dollar, long term. Hat tip to wealthwire.com where we first saw this: http://www.wealthwire.com/news/headlines/1526

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Fed actions with the Economy, does it make sense?

Your belief about how the economy should work, does it make sense? by: John R. McClelland, Geofftalk.com Staff Commentator The current economic environment is producing a lot of banter between two schools of thought; those that favor government and central … Continue reading

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Global Financial Confusion: The Saga Continues…

U.S Credit Default Swaps – Caution Yesterday we were looking over the Credit Default Swap (CDS) numbers for U.S government debt. Somewhat surprisingly, it hasn’t jumped substantially even with the downgrade threats and the grief being distributed in Washington D.C. … Continue reading

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Republicans and Democrats need to be Americans

How to turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans An excellent, timely article, all Americans need to read and understand… Posted at the suggestion of GeoffTalk.com reader, Anthony Galie of Melbourne Beach, Florida: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/how-to-turn-republicans-and-democrats-into-americans/8521/ Who is Anthony Galie? http://www.anthonygalie.com GeoffTalk.com encourages … Continue reading

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Keynes & Hayek

CafeHayek.com, one of our favorite websites, noted that the Keynes & Hayek: Fight of the Century rap video has totaled over 1 million views, in twelve weeks. We think it is worth even more views and believe our readers will … Continue reading

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Germany, France, & ECB say Greece Crisis Averted, Euro-Zone Saved. Really? 4 updates

Euro-Zone Saved say Germany, France, ECB, touting Greece Financial Plan July 21, 2011 turned out to be a landmark day.  Germany, France, and the European Central Bank (ECB), agreed on a plan to 1) save Greece from financial collapse, 2) … Continue reading

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A No-Nonsense Analysis of World Monetary Contagion

America and Europe: Gold and Public Debt Crisis A Bob Chapman article everyone needs to read: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25706 Who is Bob Chapman? http://theinternationalforecaster.com/Bob_Chapman   Geoff

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Opportunity Cost: A forgotten concept in policy making

Contrary facts to faith based economic policies, freestyle government spending stimulates what? Yes, a potential debt crisis. Enjoy! by: John R. McClelland, GeoffTalk.com Staff Commentator In elementary economics, the concept of opportunity cost is very common. The concept refers to … Continue reading

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