Best of Dennis – Push The Handle, Raise The Chain, There Goes The Dollar…

Best of Dennis… Dennis is taking a break to rest, and will be back writing very soon. Here’s an article that is worthy of a re-read in these times. This article was originally posted on September 21, 2023. Push The Handle, Raise The Chain, There Goes The Dollar… Since the 2008 bank bailouts, government spending, deficits and debt have hit […]

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Don’t Get Fooled By Election Year Propaganda!

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is spouting off again, with more political baloney! Martin Armstrong highlights her recent remarks about IRS funding: “…. The proposal will redirect $14.3 billion in funds to Israel instead of doubling the IRS, angering Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who insists America has money for two wars and a standing IRS army. …. ‘We cannot let our […]

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Get Used To Making Less

Each new year brings a myriad of projections about politics, investing, life, global warming and all things in between. I view most as “for entertainment purposes only,” trying not to take them too seriously. I pay attention to investment pundits who have walked the walk, coupled with a solid, proven track record over a long period of time. Last spring […]

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Moody’s Cries Wolf – Nobody Pays Attention!

Moody’s rating service lowered its outlook on the US credit rating to “negative” from “stable”. This is not a ratings downgrade; but rather a warning of things to come. This follows actual downgrades in the US credit ratings from Fitch and S&P Global Ratings. Yahoo Finance reports: “The key driver of the outlook change to negative is Moody’s assessment that […]

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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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The Final Act – How Will It End? What Can We Do?

In a recent interview with Chuck Butler, we discussed the US Financial Cycle using Ray Dalio’s chart in “The Changing World Order”. Ray points to the downside of the empire: Large Debts Printing Money Internal Conflict Loss of Reserve Currency Weak Leadership Civil War/revolution While our discussion focused on “Loss of Reserve Currency”, it’s part of a much bigger picture. […]

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Push The Handle, Raise The Chain, There Goes The Dollar…

Since the 2008 bank bailouts, government spending, deficits and debt have hit historic proportions, with no end in sight. US debt was around $9 trillion in 2008, and will soon hit $45 trillion. How can the political class justify such irresponsible, outrageous behavior? Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (former waitress and bartender) advocates the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Investopedia defines MMT […]

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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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