Category Archives: Depression

Choices We Ignore That Our Leaders Cannot (And We Pay Their Prices)

Europe is quietly (so far as U.S. news reports are concerned) declining to improve economically. It remains Stuck   in its Greatest Depression and can no more find its way out than can the U.S. But there is one very significant difference … Continue reading

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Maybe Janet Yellen Knows…

Just as Janet Yelling is taking over the Fed from ‘Helicopter’ Ben Benanke, something is happening. Last October, Chase Bank put a limit on cash withdrawals and international transfers. Banks generally do that to fend off a possible run on … Continue reading

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We Have Congress, Naked In Its ‘New Clothes’ But Where Is That Little Boy With The Truth?

America’s existential problem is simple; it spends more than it makes, the cautionary tale of wastrels through history. That was first supported by borrowing and every American worker today owes the resulting $123,000 that is his share of that debt. … Continue reading

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Will Wal-Mart Workers Walk Tomorrow? (If They Do, Then What?)

The stillborn Fast Food Strike now receding, union-less (and cheap) Wal-Mart is to be attacked tomorrow, September 5th with union-organized employee walkouts in 15 big cities, primarily bastions of Democrat government. The recent smug self-satisfaction of America’s big private-sector unions … Continue reading

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Can A Rose By Any Other Name, Still Have Unemployed Aphids?

The 11.8 million U.S. unemployed discards those who’ve outrun their benefits and given up; these are the folk who’ve been working until recently and need jobs. Our government and the newsfolk refer to this as a recovery, but we should … Continue reading

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Economic ‘Stimulus,’ Broken Windows And Reality

A French economist made a point of economic misdirection common in his first half of the 19th century and persistent today. Frederic Bastiat in fact, wrote a book titled: “That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Not Seen” to … Continue reading

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The Millennials As Our Economic Salvation (Our Kids Will Make Us Rich!)

According to Business Insider: “The Fate Of The U.S. Economy Depends On That College Grad Who Is Stuck Making Your Latte.” That seemed both a bit simple and looking at what Starbucks wants you to pay for a latte, pessimistic. … Continue reading

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