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The Sticky Jobs Situation

September 19th, 2011
in Op Ed

We wish that our esteemed leaders in Washington would do the same. If they did, the current President might not be following the same "jobs" path chosen by one of his predecessors, the equally well intentioned Herbert Hoover. That episode did not turn out well, and there is no reason to think that this incarnation of a "jobs" initiative will fare much better. more »

Mussolini Revisited

July 26th, 2011
in Announcements

Prudent investors understand that turbulent economics inevitably lead to turbulent politics. There's almost certainly a populist Andrew Jackson somewhere out there ready to wrap himself in his version of the American flag and do battle with the central bankers and their minions in the corporatist oligarchy. more »

Opinion: Ten Most Popular Articles First Half 2011

July 19th, 2011
in Op Ed

The following ten articles published on the Opinion Blog during the first six months of 2011 are most read to date: more »

Bardic Wisdom

July 18th, 2011
in Op Ed

by Rick Davis (In a number of recent articles we have explored potential "unthinkable" solutions to both the U.S. sovereign debt problem and the fiscal consequences of a suddenly balanced U.S. Federal budget -- given that a balanced budget would suck about 14% out of the country's GDP, meeting the clinical definition of a depression. more »

Stimulating Despite Demographic Dilemmas

July 6th, 2011
in Op Ed

We have been trying to identify strategies that could stimulate growth in the U.S. economy without resorting to additional deficit spending. Part of that effort involves recognizing that the U.S. today faces demographic, cultural and social challenges that will hamper any such attempts to stimulate growth -- challenges that include many of the same forces that have created "lost decades" in Japan. more »

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