Category Archives: Economics – Trading – and Money

Topics related to money, trading, and markets, but NOT including my weekly market commentary found under Wall Street Week.

Natural Gas, Coal, and Cheap Plentiful Energy

What price energy? Is it really hard to get and expensive? Not in bulk at the point of production… Continue reading

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End Of Germany?

Is Germany doomed to demographic extinction? Will German language and culture evaporate from the planet in the next generation? Likely yes, given present demographic trends. Does women’s lib mean the downfall of western civilization? Er… that one I have to think about… Continue reading

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GDP, Government Growth, And The Incredible Power Of Stupid

A discussion of GDP in various flavors, the growth (or lack of it) in the economy, an economist named Cipolla and his view of the Incredible Power Of Stupid. GDP-Ex-Government tells a great truth. Continue reading

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Interesting SPY vs Stocks & Metals Graph

An interesting chart of stocks vs gold and sliver Continue reading

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Bit Of A Grab Bag

A grab bag ranging from Celts to food to news and Earth Day, along with how to migrate off an old Linux. Continue reading

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Go Vegetarian to Save The Climate?

Governments, at the urging of The Green Blob, indoctrinating citizens with the Vegetarian Mantra, despite it being a risky lifestyle choice. Continue reading

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How Much Government is Just Right? 26% of GDP

Can one answer the question: “How Much Government is The Best Size?” Turns out you can, and Economists have looked at this for a while now. It’s the Rahn Curve. First cousin to the Laffer Curve. While Laffer looked at “How much taxes makes the economy grow less” and came up with about 20-something precent, Rahn looked at “How Much Government leads to maximal economic growth?”. And got a very similar answer. Continue reading

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