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  • Americans Don’t Vote FOR Our Party, We Vote Against The Other Party

    What's really at the root of America's political misery? We say: people just are not listening to each other. It's not merely at the level of elected officials. Elected officials are only the tip of the iceberg. And the iceberg is... us. (The good news? We can transform... everything. And it's already happening.) We are not the only ones to […]

    Americans Don’t Vote FOR Our Party, We Vote Against The Other Party
  • This Ratio Signals Recession

    In past articles I have reviewed sound models signaling the Fed’s money printing has made the economic expansion unsustainable. Those included Spitznagel’s Misesian Index, Shiller’s Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings (CAPE) ratio, and others. I just discovered a new one, the ratio of asset prices to income. I found the ratio in a report on inequality of wealth in the world […]

    This Ratio Signals Recession
  • How Big Government’s 100 Years’ War on Healthcare Killed My Wife

    Big Government killed my wife. Years before a very dedicated team of physicians saved and extended her life, but the second or third class of doctors--- all trained by the same schools and salaried by the same enormous government medical teaching facility let her life slip through their fingers. Increasingly burdened by death dealing regulation and rationing of care, they […]

    US Capitol Building
  • Rates Are Rising for All the Wrong Reasons

    Wall Street carnival barkers are relishing in the fantasy that the economy has finally achieved escape velocity. Therefore, they accept with alacrity that this is the primary reason why interest rates have started to rise. However, the fact still remains for the first half of 2015 GDP growth will probably be less than 1%. GDP contracted by 0.7% in the […]

    Wall Street, New York NY
  • Greece, Greece, and More Grease

    Sunday afternoon I began receiving text after text and tweet after tweet regarding the Dow market futures reflecting a 450 point drop behind the news that Greek banks would close today and capital controls would be implemented as the country awaits a “referendum” on whether or not to default. Greek officials found out about this bizarre move from the Marxist […]

    Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece

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Americans Don’t Vote FOR Our Party, We Vote Against The Other Party

Americans Don’t Vote FOR Our Party, We Vote Against The Other Party

What's really at the root of America's political misery? We say: people just are not listening to each other. It's not merely at the level of elected officials. Elected officials are only the tip of the iceberg. And the iceberg is... us. (The good news? We can transform... everything. And it's already happening.) We are not the only ones to […]

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This Ratio Signals Recession

This Ratio Signals Recession

In past articles I have reviewed sound models signaling the Fed’s money printing has made the economic expansion unsustainable. Those included Spitznagel’s Misesian Index, Shiller’s Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings (CAPE) ratio, and others. I just discovered a new one, the ratio of asset prices to income. I found the ratio in a report on inequality of wealth in the world […]

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US Capitol Building

How Big Government’s 100 Years’ War on Healthcare Killed My Wife

Big Government killed my wife. Years before a very dedicated team of physicians saved and extended her life, but the second or third class of doctors--- all trained by the same schools and salaried by the same enormous government medical teaching facility let her life slip through their fingers. Increasingly burdened by death dealing regulation and rationing of care, they […]

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My Appearance on the Collective Wisdom Podcast

Today I was the featured guest on the podcast for Collective Wisdom, a wonderful little 9-minute blurb that appears on Chuck Jaffa’s Moneylife show. I actually recommend this podcast EVERY week as it: a) always features a HighTower partner sharing some perspective on the markets, and b) is very short and sweet. You can search on your iTunes under “HighTower […]

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Wall Street, New York NY

Rates Are Rising for All the Wrong Reasons

Wall Street carnival barkers are relishing in the fantasy that the economy has finally achieved escape velocity. Therefore, they accept with alacrity that this is the primary reason why interest rates have started to rise. However, the fact still remains for the first half of 2015 GDP growth will probably be less than 1%. GDP contracted by 0.7% in the […]

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Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece

Greece, Greece, and More Grease

Sunday afternoon I began receiving text after text and tweet after tweet regarding the Dow market futures reflecting a 450 point drop behind the news that Greek banks would close today and capital controls would be implemented as the country awaits a “referendum” on whether or not to default. Greek officials found out about this bizarre move from the Marxist […]

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What Do Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz’s Shoes Tell Us About Them?

What Do Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz’s Shoes Tell Us About Them?

Forget the speeches, the debates, the Dark Money, the white papers, the talking points, the high gloss commercials. The secret to the character — and agenda — of the presidential candidates is hidden in plain sight. Don’t “follow the money.” Follow the shoes. No less of a cultural critic than Bette Midler once observed: “I firmly believe that with the […]

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