Category Archives: Inflation

Yellen At The Fed’s Controls: Is Janet Checked Out On Helicopters?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was nicknamed “Helicopter Benjy” after a speech in which he mentioned dumping money into the economy from helicopters. Years later as Fed Chairman, he has done it instead by buying Treasury and mortgage bonds (i.e. … Continue reading

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Ben Bernanke, Wile E. Coyote and the Financial Cliff…

Anyone sharing a belief that government always ‘cures’ the ills it causes by applying more of what caused them, will be unsurprised by Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s retreat from ‘tapering,’ the current euphemism for slowing the Fed’s manufacture of money … Continue reading

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An Old Road We’ve Been Down Before (And Just Don’t Want To Remember…)

“Money” is an article…a short article at that, which  lays out the facts. Facts in fact, free of politicians’ baloney. It’s worth a read. If you can’t be bothered, (It IS your money going down the drain) here’s the short … Continue reading

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When You Wish Upon A Fed…

Our economy is recovering, right? The stock market has risen, real estate prices likewise and the government says things are improving. Thank Obama! Of course, the numbers of people employed haven’t changed much and folks are still facing layoffs. New … Continue reading

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Bleed for the Nice Politician; He’s Trying to Help You!

Why doesn’t the government just hire everybody at a fair wage, thus solving unemployment? (It appears to be trying, right?) That’s what the politicians are selling, though they fancy it up. Consider: When a politician says government should ‘help’ he … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene; (Politically Uncorrected)

5 Dead; 18 Wounded   A lovely Spring Weekend in Chicago Woman Set Afire    In a Fort Worth Convenience store, a woman threw flammable liquid on another woman and ignited it. Victim burned 90% of her body may die; … Continue reading

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Obama’s Fudge-it Budget…

The Presidents’ new  Budget is remarkable for two reasons: First, it is the first serious public statement from  a political leader to state unequivocally that benefits cannot be afforded and must be cut, for which unpalatable truth the Prez deserves full marks. … Continue reading

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Test Question (Pick One): We are in RECOVERY or in RECESSION or in DEPRESSION

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. Do you know whether we are in recovery (Dems) or stuck in recession (GOP)? The White House clearly states that things are getting better; we’re in recovery. Of course, they’ve been … Continue reading

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Will “The Rape of Cyprus” Be Playing Soon In Your Neighborhood?

When future history notes that financial collapse marked the early years of both the 20th and 21st centuries, the “Rape of Cyprus” may serve to model what followed 2013; at least some highly qualified observers have predicted it. Cyprus reports the latest … Continue reading

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Smart Bankers SELL Reverse Mortgages (They Don’t Buy Them!)

Reverse mortgages are touted by TV advertisers and knocked by the New York Times, which is in turn savaged by a university professor (Reverse Mortgages) while the financial sky is preparing to fall (World Economy).. Or not. Retirees staring at … Continue reading

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