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  • The Swiss Franc Will Collapse

    I have worked to keep this piece readable, and as brief as possible. My grave diagnosis demands the evidence and reasoning to support it. One cannot explain the collapse of this currency with the conventional view. “They will print money to infinity,” may be popular but it’s not accurate. The coming destruction has nothing to do with the quantity of […]

    The Swiss Franc Will Collapse
  • Central Bank Follies

      On January 15, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) sent shockwaves through world financial markets when it abruptly abandoned the “peg” under which it has kept the exchange rate between the Swiss franc and the euro at 1.20 SWF/EUR since September 7, 2011.  In response, the exchange rate fell sharply, closing at 1.02 SWF/EUR on January 23.  This is equivalent […]

    Central Bank Follies
  • Lower Energy Prices Could Be Inflationary

    I read a short article Friday morning about when the Federal Reserve might increase interest rates. One money manager interviewed argued that the drop in oil prices means that the Fed will raise rates later than initially thought. This argument is based on the notion that lower oil prices are deflationary and that the Fed won’t raise rates until it sees […]

    Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images
  • The Most Insidious Line In The State Of The Union Address?

    President Obama’s penultimate SOTU was notable for its audacity in demanding an even more expansive role for the federal government. Although trust in government has plummeted during his relentlessly statist administration, the president wants Americans to rally behind his belief that more federal mandates and spending will “turn the page” and make the country great. I would like to single […]

    President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
(Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
  • Norway: Proof Socialism Works?

    The Nordic “socialist” countries have received an unusual amount of attention in international news lately. While Sweden, Denmark, and Finland have received attention for a political crisis, a formal claim on the North Pole, and a complicated relationship with NATO respectively, Norway has grabbed more headlines -- at least in the more internationally-oriented papers. Despite the attention Norway has received as of late, myths still […]

    Norway: Proof Socialism Works?

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The Swiss Franc Will Collapse

The Swiss Franc Will Collapse

I have worked to keep this piece readable, and as brief as possible. My grave diagnosis demands the evidence and reasoning to support it. One cannot explain the collapse of this currency with the conventional view. “They will print money to infinity,” may be popular but it’s not accurate. The coming destruction has nothing to do with the quantity of […]

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Government Should Thank Apple

Just a few years ago, Tim Cook and other Apple executives were dragged into Congress to explain why they were minimizing taxes. Huh? Isn’t that what all companies should do? Apple wasn’t doing anything illegal. It was legally dodging corporate taxes on much of its income by exploiting loopholes in Irish and American tax laws. Tuesday, after the market closed, […]

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Central Bank Follies

Central Bank Follies

  On January 15, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) sent shockwaves through world financial markets when it abruptly abandoned the “peg” under which it has kept the exchange rate between the Swiss franc and the euro at 1.20 SWF/EUR since September 7, 2011.  In response, the exchange rate fell sharply, closing at 1.02 SWF/EUR on January 23.  This is equivalent […]

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Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images

Lower Energy Prices Could Be Inflationary

I read a short article Friday morning about when the Federal Reserve might increase interest rates. One money manager interviewed argued that the drop in oil prices means that the Fed will raise rates later than initially thought. This argument is based on the notion that lower oil prices are deflationary and that the Fed won’t raise rates until it sees […]

Read more ›
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
(Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

The Most Insidious Line In The State Of The Union Address?

President Obama’s penultimate SOTU was notable for its audacity in demanding an even more expansive role for the federal government. Although trust in government has plummeted during his relentlessly statist administration, the president wants Americans to rally behind his belief that more federal mandates and spending will “turn the page” and make the country great. I would like to single […]

Read more ›
Norway: Proof Socialism Works?

Norway: Proof Socialism Works?

The Nordic “socialist” countries have received an unusual amount of attention in international news lately. While Sweden, Denmark, and Finland have received attention for a political crisis, a formal claim on the North Pole, and a complicated relationship with NATO respectively, Norway has grabbed more headlines -- at least in the more internationally-oriented papers. Despite the attention Norway has received as of late, myths still […]

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How Japan Beat the U.S. By Imitating It

How Japan Beat the U.S. By Imitating It

The Ford Motor Company’s Highland Park Plant is today’s Model. Early Ford engineers and production managers’ relentless pursuit of productivity improvements and efficiencies through the development and implementation of flow significantly dropped prices while also driving up wages and company margins. This, in turn, changed the industry and manufacturing across the country; and its impact is still being felt today. […]

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