Fri, Oct 31, 2014

John Ransom | October 31, 2014

Michael Schaus | October 31, 2014

Putin has done a fairly decent job of rejuvenating Russias lagging arms sales business. But Putin isnt exactly concerned with revenue Or value. Hes a whole lot more concerned with how Russias arms transactions position in geo-political relations.

Mike Shedlock | October 31, 2014

Is Your Favorite Company Cooking the Books?

Political Calculations | October 31, 2014

Now that we've had to go to some effort to work out how the median household income in the U.S. has evolved over the last several months from payroll tax collection data, we're going to put those estimates to work today to get a better insight into the U.S. real estate market for new homes.

Night Watch | October 31, 2014

A Syrian Kurdish spokesman admitted that the contingents would not turn the tide, but said they represented an expansion of support for the fighters in Kobani.

Charles Payne | October 31, 2014

The grand experiment to save the US economy has completed its first phase. It has been more than six years and $3 trillion dollars later Quantitative Easing (QE) is over; long live QE3.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 31, 2014

Since I criticized Paul Ryans Roadmap budget plan yesterday as part of my column against the value-added tax, I now feel obliged to defend the proposal in one important respect.

Nick Sorrentino | October 31, 2014

Is there a Yellen put in place? Yes. But more accurately it is a Federal Reserve put. Its been around for quite a while. We dont have real prices. We dont have a real market.

Ransom Notes Radio | October 31, 2014

Thomas Miller, from Breitling Energy and Powering America Radio, joined the show to talk to John about oil prices hitting bottom:

Peter Morici | October 31, 2014

Voter discontent will give the GOP control of the Senate, but Americans quickly will become as disenamored with a new cast on Capitol Hill.

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Michael Schaus | October 30, 2014

Stop the planet, please. I would like to get off the ride now.

John Ransom | October 30, 2014

Like similar comments by Francis on the economy and homosexuality, those on the Left will seize upon the Pope's words to demoralize and degrade believers in the Christian Church.

Mike Shedlock | October 30, 2014

Not only do robots cost less than humans, they don't complain, they speak multiple languages, and most importantly, by scanning aisles they know where every item is in the store and can take you straight to it.

Political Calculations | October 30, 2014

Can we use monthly payroll tax collection data to reasonably approximate the median income being earned by U.S. households?

Night Watch | October 30, 2014

In some provinces, the Taliban appear to be trying to make substantial gains before winter sets in. In others, they are probing and testing the strength and reaction time of Afghan forces.

Charles Payne | October 30, 2014

Facebook joined Twitter after taking a nosedive following the posting of its earnings that, for the most part, beat the street, but offered guidance that gave investors pause. This will rekindle talk of a tech bubble...

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 30, 2014

Libertarians are sometimes accused of being unrealistic and impractical because we occasionally talk about unconventional ideas such as competitive currencies and privatized roads.

Nick Sorrentino | October 30, 2014

This is encouraging. If there is any place where free market reforms can help people practically immediately it is in the inner cities of the United States.

D.W. Wilber | October 30, 2014

Listening to the recent rhetoric from some of the protestors coming out of Ferguson, Missouri might lead one to wonder: is this still about justice for Michael Brown, or is there something more at play ?

Bob Goldman | October 30, 2014

It's sad. Used to be, you'd spend 50 weeks a year waiting for your vacation -- two blissful weeks without ringing telephones, raging bosses, insane assignments, bottomless responsibilities, weirdo co-workers, and life-threatening paper cuts. Now, you don't get two weeks vacation and 50 weeks work. Now, you get 52 weeks of vacation and, if you can squeeze in a day or two of work, well, what kind of sucker are you?

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson | October 29, 2014

I have had a fulfilling career as a pediatric neurosurgeon, which unfortunately included numerous instances where worst-case scenarios played out in the operating room. Good surgeons plan ahead for these possible events so that bad outcomes are minimized. But of course, few treatment plans will succeed if the doctor continually fails to make a proper diagnosis before surgery begins.

Michael Schaus | October 29, 2014

In order to be a big-government liberal, mental gymnastics and verbal tap-dancing must come naturally.

Mike Shedlock | October 29, 2014

Households in blue markets tend to have higher incomes. But those higher incomes are not enough to offset higher home prices.

Political Calculations | October 29, 2014

That's a question we realized we could answer as we went about solving a different problem.

Night Watch | October 29, 2014

Russians might have gotten control of all of Ukraine by proxy had it simply supported new general elections.

Charles Payne | October 29, 2014

Last year, mouths were agape when it was discovered that the median amount of money saved for retirement by a middle-class American was on average $25,000.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 29, 2014

I suspect Hillary isnt a Clinton Democrat. Indeed, its worth noting that she was a doctrinaire statist when she was in the Senate.

D.W. Wilber | October 29, 2014

While the Islamic State continues to expand its ranks and its reach across Iraq and Syria and threatening other Middle Eastern nations into action, has ISIS unintentionally helped make the streets of Western Europe and the United States safer?

Ransom Notes Radio | October 29, 2014

Every once in a while, Joe Biden seems to forget who he works for. Joe decided to point out the fact that, yep under Obama Americas middle class isnt doing so well. Also, Mark Skousen joined the show to talk about the health of the US economy.

Bill Gunderson | October 29, 2014

The tragic stage of the ebola crisis is not yet over, but the comic sequel has just begun.

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Michael Schaus | October 28, 2014

There is a war on prosperity in New York City; and Bill de Blasio has just conscripted New York City property owners to fight on the side of the environmentalists. Businesses will first be given incentives to clean up their act; but mandatory compliance will ultimately be the tool of choice for the environmentalists who run the Big Apple.

John Ransom | October 28, 2014

I'm surprised that Obama hasn't called Ebola the JV of viruses. But I'm grateful that he hasn't too. THAT would be a bad sign.

Mike Shedlock | October 28, 2014

In an effort to fool the public into believing the latest round of bank stress tests were actually designed to find stress, the ECB found 25 scapegoats, with the biggest losers in Italy and Greece.

Political Calculations | October 28, 2014

Looking forward through the next two weeks, we would anticipate that in the absence of noise or an announcement from the Fed specifying that they will begin hiking short term interest rates in 2015-Q2, which would prompt a shift in focus.

Night Watch | October 28, 2014

The pace of both Kurdish and government forces in launching counter-attacks is glacial. The extent of the ISIL threat from south of Baghdad has not been described in detail, but it seems less serious than the threat from ISIL forces west of Baghdad.

Charles Payne | October 28, 2014

Over the last three weeks, there has been a lot of talk about Ebola. The economic costs and executed protocol have been a poorly thought out process.

Nick Sorrentino | October 28, 2014

The establishment is circling the wagons. They want their defense industry money protected. The Chamber of Commerce wants its corporate welfare protected. The big banks want to make sure their corporate welfare is protected.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 28, 2014

The world is a laboratory, with lots of experiments to see if a nation can prosper with big government and pervasive intervention.

Bill Tatro | October 28, 2014

The World press, at least the American mainstream media, is reporting that the Ukrainian people have overwhelmingly voted President Poroshenko, the Wests handpicked boy, a mandate to take the Country away from the Russian Bear and into the European Sphere.

Ransom Notes Radio | October 28, 2014

So what is the next step after the 2014 elections? Republicans will have an amazing chance to impact the direction of the nation The big question is: Will they take it? Also, Dan Bongino (former Secret Service agent and Republican candidate for Marylands 6th Congressional District) joined the show to talk about the task ahead.

Ralph Benko | October 28, 2014

Janet Yellen gave a widely noted speech recently. The speech presented as a if ghostwritten for her by Quincy Magoo, that beloved cartoon character described by Wikipedia as a wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of comical situations as a result of his nearsightedness.

D.W. Wilber | October 28, 2014

As the news media and politicians pontificate about the threat from lone wolf terrorists one thing has been missing from their comments: What normal Americans can do to help protect themselves and the nation.

Nick Adams | October 28, 2014

Hillary Clinton believes that corporations and businesses dont create jobs. Thats what she told an audience in Massachusetts, as she was stumping for fellow liberal sister and gubernatorial candidate, Martha Coakley.

Peter Morici | October 28, 2014

The U.S. economy remains locked in mediocre growth and increasing inequality.

Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Michael Schaus | October 27, 2014

Entrepreneur Pete Turner might have to consider rebranding his business because a bunch of self-victimized leftists are throwing a hissy fit.

John Ransom | October 27, 2014

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally. And even a nutty organization like Greenpeace can spawn someone who talks sense.

Mike Shedlock | October 27, 2014

Reader Bran who lives in Spain sent some interesting charts of population, expected population growth, the world's largest cites, and what people do for a living. I don't have links for the charts, but most show the origin.

Shawn Mitchell | October 27, 2014

Is there Hope for the Liberal Media?

Political Calculations | October 27, 2014

The unfortunate news of the Parliament Hill terrorist incident in Ottawa provides the background for a quick study of the impact that such events can have on the U.S. stock market.

D.W. Wilber | October 27, 2014

Has anyone been to Colorado recently? The majestic Rocky Mountains are rapidly becoming obscured by a cloud of smoke emanating from bongs, pipes, one-hitters and joints.

Nick Sorrentino | October 27, 2014

The establishment is circling the wagons. They want their defense industry money protected. The Chamber of Commerce wants its corporate welfare protected.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 27, 2014

I dont particularly care how people vote, but I do care whether they believe in freedom.

Mark Baisley | October 27, 2014

One week to go for the imminent decision on the new course that Americans will take their country. And there really are only two options nationally; the beginnings of recovery for a badly bruised intellect or unbridled bat guano crazy.