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.

Popper on Hegel to Soros to You

The actions of George Soros can, IMHO, be traced back through a work by Popper about Hagel. It helps to illustrate why Marxism is the way it is, why it has been connected at the hip with Authoritarian ideation from the start (as Hagel was an Authoritarian Apologist in some ways) and how all this relates to the Open Society Foundations and their attempt to subvert National Governments globally, at least in my view. Continue reading

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Electric Car Miles per Gallon?

An Electric car gets Miles per Gallon? Really? Just how many and how, he wonders… Continue reading

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Forcing The Cathedral

A review of Central Authority vs Self Selected Directed organizing and some notes on how governments decay. Continue reading

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1.1% “Growth” isn’t…

When is 1.1% economic “growth” not economic growth? When you remove government and inflation from the numbers… Continue reading

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Not Liking This SPY S&P 500 vs GLD Gold Chart

The 2 year daily tick mark chart of SPY S&P 500 fund, vs gold GLD and the long term bonds TLT fund, is not very pretty. In fact, I find it creepy. Continue reading

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ARM – Arm Holdings Takeover and Open CPUs

Softbank buys Arm Holdings for a 47%-ish premium. So who’s Softbank? And what does this mean to CPU chips for all sorts of gizmos like the Raspberry Pi? Continue reading

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Italy – Non-Performing Loans headed for 20% – Yikes!

The Italian banks are in horrid condition, and prospects for any way to fix it are very dim. There is a high risk the Italian Government would fall, or the EU would break up, on any significant action; and no action means a different path to failure. Continue reading

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