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  • Recent College Graduates Slacking in Income Growth

    Time to throw out all the brochure-based projections. Recent college grads now have lower income growth rates than the general public. Isn't the whole point that, yes, you deferred earning for 5 years and, yes, you start at a lower wage rate than your friends who've been working for the past 5 years and getting raises and, yes, you're drowning […]

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  • Inflation's Real Cause

    According to Pimco's new Chief Economist, Paul McCulley, the Fed's war against inflation has been won! But, before we get out our party hats and plan the tickertape parade, we have to ask ourselves -- for the past 27 years have we really been at war with inflation? Yes, during the late 1970s and early 80s a different Paul (Paul […]

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  • The Suicide of the Dollar: How A Legally Dubious 9 Billion Dollar Punishment from Eric Holder Endangers Us All

    The Justice Department under Eric Holder just imposed a massive 9 billion dollar penalty on French company BNP Paribas, for violating trade sanctions which France does not recognize. These huge, 9bn-type fines imposed by the Obama administration on foreign companies for violating US law (even when the actions were not done here, and were legal in the domicile country in which […]

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  • Pimco Steals AIG's Playbook

    Pimco is putting all its chips on the table, betting that low interest rates, along with lower and more stable global growth, will last for the next 3 to 5 years; an economic condition it is referring to as the "new neutral." In fact, the company is so convinced of this "sure thing," it's placing a straight bet -- selling insurance […]

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  • Success = f(EFFORT, ability)

    Track is my favorite sport. My earliest memories go back to the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City where Bob Beamon soared almost two feet beyond the existing world record in the long jump; and Jim Ryun, arguably the greatest miler of all time, learned a painful lesson about the benefits of altitude training. I was inspired by those Olympics […]

    Success = f(EFFORT, ability)

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Recent College Graduates Slacking in Income Growth

Time to throw out all the brochure-based projections. Recent college grads now have lower income growth rates than the general public. Isn't the whole point that, yes, you deferred earning for 5 years and, yes, you start at a lower wage rate than your friends who've been working for the past 5 years and getting raises and, yes, you're drowning […]

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Photo by Andrew Harrer / Getty Images

Inflation's Real Cause

According to Pimco's new Chief Economist, Paul McCulley, the Fed's war against inflation has been won! But, before we get out our party hats and plan the tickertape parade, we have to ask ourselves -- for the past 27 years have we really been at war with inflation? Yes, during the late 1970s and early 80s a different Paul (Paul […]

Read more ›
Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images

The Suicide of the Dollar: How A Legally Dubious 9 Billion Dollar Punishment from Eric Holder Endangers Us All

The Justice Department under Eric Holder just imposed a massive 9 billion dollar penalty on French company BNP Paribas, for violating trade sanctions which France does not recognize. These huge, 9bn-type fines imposed by the Obama administration on foreign companies for violating US law (even when the actions were not done here, and were legal in the domicile country in which […]

Read more ›
Photo by Scott Eells / Getty Images

Pimco Steals AIG's Playbook

Pimco is putting all its chips on the table, betting that low interest rates, along with lower and more stable global growth, will last for the next 3 to 5 years; an economic condition it is referring to as the "new neutral." In fact, the company is so convinced of this "sure thing," it's placing a straight bet -- selling insurance […]

Read more ›
Success = f(EFFORT, ability)

Success = f(EFFORT, ability)

Track is my favorite sport. My earliest memories go back to the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City where Bob Beamon soared almost two feet beyond the existing world record in the long jump; and Jim Ryun, arguably the greatest miler of all time, learned a painful lesson about the benefits of altitude training. I was inspired by those Olympics […]

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Was Katrina Disaster God's Judgement on Corruption?

Ray Nagin, former mayor of New Orleans, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison last week. Do you remember the debates about whether the Katrina disaster was a judgment on New Orleans? Some on the religious right blamed the carnage on a scheduled gay rights parade. The left invoked an angry Gaia and her retributive global warming. But what if […]

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1776 2.0: The Front Lines Of The New Revolt

1776 2.0: The Front Lines Of The New Revolt

Alexis de Tocqueville once said that the limits placed on the central power in the new world are different from the limits placed on national power in the old world. In the New World, the national government has jurisdiction in certain specific areas. It is prohibited by law and custom from transgressing the boundaries of its jurisdiction. In that sense […]

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