In God We Trust! The Fed – Not So Much….

Since we went off the gold standard (1971), our currency reads, “Federal Reserve Note.” It’s a paper promise from the Federal Reserve, an independent agency owned by the banks. The value is derived from good faith which is quickly losing ground worldwide. Flip it over and you see, “In God We Trust.” OK, but…. Trust the Fed? Nope! The Phony […]

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Step Right Up, Place Your Bets

Fed Chairman Powell is caught in a trap; high inflation, interest on the national debt, a stock market bubble about to burst, while “too big to fail” banks are ready to tumble. Powell is desperately trying to manipulate interest rates to keep everything from falling apart. Powell said Congress needs, “an adult conversation among elected officials about getting the federal […]

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This Time IS Different!

The Economist published an abstract of the book, “This Time Is Different, Eight Centuries of Financial Folly,” by Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff. They explain: “Every so often, experts sucker people into bidding up the prices of stocks or real estate because they announce that the economy has fundamentally changed. When You Hear ‘This Time Is Different,’ Don’t […]

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More Than Just Hope – Play To Win!

Our article, The Impossible Dream outlines how actions of the political class, Federal Reserve and casino-banks are leading our country into extraordinarily difficult times. Subscriber Mike G. asks a doggone good question: “When first learning to play chess, I was focused only on protecting my pieces. As my skills progressed it was taking ever longer to defeat me, but I […]

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Powell Is Caught In A Trap – but – We Don’t Have To Be!

Fed Chairman Powell has the impossible task of guiding the economy to a “soft landing” – balancing the need to tame out-of-control inflation while preventing a major market crash and recession/depression. Here’s what is bearing down on America. The Fed bailed out the banks; $9 trillion+ in phony money. Government debt skyrocketed over $34 trillion and climbing. Soon the interest […]

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The Problem Ain’t The Cost Of Money – It’s The Cost Of Stuff!

New Year’s Eve, 1999 – a special time for Jo and me. We took our motor home to Key West, Florida. We celebrated the magic moment, the turn of a century, in front of (famous Ernest Hemingway hangout) Sloppy Joe’s Bar. As the conch shell slid down the pipe, people yelled, “10-9-8-7″…until the clock struck midnight. Happy New Year! I […]

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The “Culture of Corruption” Is Historic

Noel Tichy defined culture as, “The unwritten norms, beliefs and values that define appropriate behavior.” Imagine all the mafia crime families merging together, with unlimited money supply, and the ability to control the government. The cartel would make trillions with no accountability. Forming The Cartel In the 1880’s President Garfield warned: “Whoever controls the volume of money in our country […]

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What Does Really Matter?

Recently our friends at WHVP published an eye-opening article, The Swiss View: “It doesn’t really matter that much” discussing Fitch downgrading the US credit rating: “Fitch announced that they downgraded the credit rating from the U.S. from AAA to AA+. ….(citing) the suspended debt ceiling and the high debt-to-GDP ratio. …. While the announcement itself is already worrying, it is […]

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You’re Buying the Government?

Trillions for bank bailouts, secret loans, exorbitant inflation, negative interest rates; middle class struggles while the rich get richer…. How did we get into this mess? Frontline on PBS outlines, “The Long Demise of Glass-Steagall.” (Emphasis mine) “1933 Following the Great Crash of 1929,…politicians, see market speculation…by banks during the 1920s as a cause of the crash. In 1933, Senator […]

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