Monthly Archives: January 2012

Global Warming, as with the Ice Age, passes into history

A New Ice Age, now looks to be in our Future The correlation between aggregate demand and total employment, for instance, may only be approximate, but as it is the only one on which we have quantitative data, it is … Continue reading

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Inflation, deflation, stagflation, screwflation. The lexicon expands.

In a prior article, we questioned whether or not CPI really captures what the average citizen feels when making purchases at the grocery, hardware store or probably more common than ever, the pawnshop ( The era of flat wages has created something … Continue reading

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Pondering fragile systems

In the prior post, Mike Snyder explains, “Today, the “too big to fail” banks are larger than ever.  The total assets of the six largest U.S. banks increased by 39 percent between September 30, 2006 and September 30, 2011.” For those … Continue reading

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Where is America going? If we don’t change course, we will get to where we are headed…

The Man Without A Plan By: Michael Snyder, 26 January 2012 Barack Obama is a man without a plan.  When you are young, they often tell you to “fake it until you make it”, but Barack Obama is taking this … Continue reading

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Soros Comments on the Euro, Equities Move Higher

Today at Davos, George Soros, whom I do not consider to be a trustworthy character, nevertheless noted some interesting issues with the Euro. Soros stated, “Unfortunately, the European authorities had little understanding of how financial markets really work, and did everything … Continue reading

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Just a reminder: posts are documented with references at the end of the post.  Following the post date, posts are updated with articles which further expand the subject of the original post, through postscripts.  Reader comments and responses … Continue reading

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Euro Strengthens Despite No Real Resolution

A rumor about a new debt resolution sent the Euro surging. This appeared to induce some short covering. Then, as expected, Greek creditors made it very clear that the bailout would not increase in size. How long will this joke … Continue reading

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Kung Hee Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year 2012 Year of the Dragon Kung Hee Fat Choy! Geoff, John, & Staff

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Eurozone ‘Drop Dead’ date: March 20, 2012 – 19 Updates

As Greece goes, so goes the Eurozone Greece faces a ‘hard compliance’ date of March 20, 2012.  Greece has Euro 14.5 billion in sovereign bonds maturing.  With no functional access to the money markets, Greece appears headed for a dramatic … Continue reading

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The fate of the Costa Concordia, is the fate of the Eurozone – 9 Updates

The Costa Concordia incident is emblematic of the Eurozone How safe is vacation cruising?  Please review the Cruise Junkie statistics for 2011-2012 (attached) and draw your own conclusions.  Similar to the Eurozone, the cruise industry works at minimizing bad publicity.  … Continue reading

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