September 23, 2015—In Willie Nelson’s head, marijuana legalization simply makes sense. Now that Nelson has a capital firm backing his new endeavor, he may end up convincing a greater number of Americans. According to the […]
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. July 8, 2015—Word comes this week that former Attorney General Eric Holder will return to his former corporate law firm Covington & Burling, […]
June 29, 2015—Bubba talks about his recent trip to NYC and how expensive it is to live in Manhattan. He asks how the average guy can possibly exist in NYC when he doesn’t know if […]
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April 16, 2015—A month ago the Washington Post disclosed a juicy tidbit of information: the Algerian government made a contribution of half a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. This just happened to be at […]
February 23, 2015—Based on comments and questions regarding A Beginner’s Guide to Austrian Economics, it’s vital to highlight Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT) as one of the more important contributions of Austrian Economics. In this […]
December 26, 2014—Hello everybody, and thank you for tuning in. I would like to give a brief update on the recent announcement by chairman of the federal reserve board, Janet Yellen and the wonderful things that happened in the market following this. She made a major announcement that caught the attention of everybody on Wall Street, that no longer would she be waiting a considerable time before she raises interest rates. The market had interpreted that to mean that in about six months, she was going to raise it. They don’t speak in clear terms, but they have to interpret it.
Then, she changed those words. She changed it from considerable time to being patient to that time when we would do, when she would raise the interest rates. The market interprets that as, “Oh, they’re not going to be in a rush.” Then when she was quizzed about it, she says, “We keep getting closer and closer to that day.” This was interpreted favorably for the stock market that interest rates would not be raised within the next several months. The response to this was sky rocketing prices of the stocks and of course, bond values went up. My guess is, as an immediate response within a day or two of that, there could have been a trillion dollars of increase and asset values. That’s how much effect a few words has….
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November 4, 2014 – A recent report from the Economic Collapse blog suggest that the US economy is in even greater trouble than suspected by suggesting that the median income in the US is only […]
October 29, 2014 – QE is dead. Long live QE. Everybody knew that the Fed would announce quantitative easing was ending. Nevertheless, the stock market dropped 100 points and quickly recovered, down only 31 points […]
So Chairman Bernanke plans to “taper” the Fed’s bond-buying program from $85 billion to $75 billion a month? Ron explains why this announcement is schizophrenic and will only lead to bubble formation.