Only a freakin liberal or Islamistsame thing? Anyone?would think that something offensive would qualify someone for the death penalty.
The problem with the global economy in general is debt. You cannot cure a debt-deflation problem via attempts to force more debt into the system. It is axiomatic the cure cannot be the same as the disease.
Simply stated, tax-and-transfer entitlement programs dont work very well with aging populations.
In the wake of ECB's 60 billion a month QE madness (see "QE already Working" Says IMF Lagarde; Ho-Hum Details Announced; Gold the Place to Be), one might be wondering what it may do to European bond yields.
Be prepared for policy changes. The instinctive reaction of living systems is to contract during times of internal stress, and even more so during a leadership crisis.
The developing world is hampered by intervention, corruption, and absence of property rights. And the United States is stumbling through an abnormally weak recovery.
Most of the so-called developed world has followed the U.S./UK-led 'Anglosphere' in pursuit of Keynesian economics. On the other hand, the Germans and the Swiss have long been seen as the champions of Austrian economics, which favored an economic growth based on savings, production and sound money.
NBC has launched a website for black people. Because nothing says colorblind society quite like making sure were all segregated by race. Maybe we should call the new website SeparateButEqual.com.
It became interesting for investors as European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi stepped up to the monetary stimulus plate during the past week. To use baseball analogies, investors will watch policy to see if he hits a home run with his policy initiatives, strikes out or hits something in between, such as a stand-up double?
Where I live they are building houses again. The neighborhood beside me should have been built 5 years ago and finally the bulldozers are in motion again. But dont call it a recovery.
Good news! Not everything in the Obama administration is bad.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko told the World Economic Forum in Davos that 9,000 Russian regular soldiers are in eastern Ukraine. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov told him to prove it.
I fear that many nations, such as France and Greece, have already reached the point of no return. And Im worried America is on the same path.
The European Central Bank has announced a 60 billion ($69 billion) monthly government bond buying programQuantitative Easingbut that wont do much for the moribund continental economy.
No one watched the State of the Union Well, actually thats not quite right. ALMOST no one watched the speech VIRTUALLY no one watched MSNBC. Have you noticed that the media has everything they ever wanted in a President, and things dont seem to be panning out to well?
Here's a question: Would you rather look smart or look good? If you answered "look good," then all I can say is -- good luck. To look good, you'd have to lose thirty pounds, increase your wardrobe spend by 500 percent, and settle in for a long, painful stay at the nearest branch of Plastic-Surgery-Is-Us.
With President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address now behind us, we thought we'd follow up on a 2011 post, which showed that the post-recession jobs recovery in the U.S. wasn't quite as good as claimed by the President's political supporters in the U.S. Congress.
During his presidency and throughout his political career former President Richard Nixon was derisively tagged by the liberal media as Tricky Dick. Fast forward to the year 2015 and it would seem that the appellation Tricky would more appropriately fit the current resident of the White House, Barack Obama.
Its not that the State of the Union is completely inconsequential. But our class-warrior-President on the other hand Well, lets just say that he would be a pretty minor character in House of Cards at this point.
Every year of this presidential occupation I've snark blogged the State of the Union with my pained howls, retorts, parodies, and rebuttals. But this year I just don't think I can stomach an hour of his sugared, authoritarian demagoguery.
If anyone had any doubt how severely the global economy has been distorted by the actions of central bankers, the "surprise" announcement last week by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to no longer peg the Swiss franc to the euro should provide a moment of crystal clarity.
Dear Reader: Although a lot of us may try to forget our age as the years go by, when it comes to reaping the financial rewards of getting older, you're wise to keep certain age-related milestones top of mind. But as might be expected for the rules and regulations surrounding retirement withdrawals and government benefits, it can get complicated.
Workers tend to earn more when there is more capital... Which should be a common-sense observation.
Well this makes complete and total sense: Obamas free college proposal would be funded by taxing college savings plans. Karl Marx would probably point out something about those who have, and those that need Im sure theyll touch on it in the first year or two of free Communist College.
While Obamas approval rating on the economy is poor, his approval rating on foreign policy is hemorrhagic.
In a raging display that resembles the clinical definition of denial, the American left claims that Republicans have abandoned their civil-rights-minded past.
Via e-mail, one of our readers asked some very good questions, which frame the seemingly fortunate economic situation in the U.S. pretty well.
Over and over again, Ive shared evidence showing that gun ownership deters crime. As I pointed out in my IQ test for criminals and liberals, even stupid criminals dont want to get shot.
The new Congress has a chance at giving us a tax reform that would save us taxpayers something less than, but approaching, $168 billion dollars a year.
Ronald Reagan was a rhetorical genius. He was smarter than you and I. He could articulate plain wisdom in simple language that left liberals and the press (but I repeat myself) writhing in frustration with no rebuttal but to call him stupid.
"The U.S. and the International Coalition came late to understand the scope of the danger of ISIS. That's certainly a problem which we have to have a serious dialogue about in the region to try to eradicate ISIS."
Collectibles offer potential appreciation, as well as the personal enjoyment of owning something that may feature the image, signature and milestone moments of a celebrity. But Simpsons downward spiral from sports hero and movie actor to convicted violent criminal offers a cautionary tale of the risks of investing in memorabilia that can drop in value.