Tag Archives: Economy

China’s Currency Peg: What Does It Mean?

There are several nation states now pegging their currency to the reserve currency that is the U.S. dollar, several nations have sought to drop indigenous currencies and simply adopt the dollar like Ecuador.  Inefficiencies remain but longterm you arrive at … Continue reading

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Deflation: The New Normal.

Let’s face it, the world is getting dangerous, and those with wealth throughout the world are finding U.S. Treasuries.  Capital flows into the U.S. economy has appreciated the dollar.  This along with deflation is a very good sign for American … Continue reading

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Inflation & the Federal Reserve

The chatter-media class has hit its note in unison, unemployment is down and inflation is rising.  Even though the recession ended in June ’09, the U.S. economy has been in negative territory since late 2008. How best to explain this? … Continue reading

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Why the Debt Ceiling Matters: Currency & Goverance Regime Matters

In national emergencies Congress can exceed tax expenditures and run deficits.  What Reagan taught was simple, the deficit itself is not the problem, but the depth, the reach and scope of government on civil society IS. This is why confiscatory … Continue reading

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Putin: The Return

Vladimir Putin is overextending his hand.  Like all autocrats, he cannot accept a losing hand.  He wants a conflict over the status of Ukraine and Crimea.  Having a weak U.S. executive and a compliant E.U helps Putin.  This will get … Continue reading

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Obama: Non-Performance Presidency, the Consequences

We should note that having a non-performing Presidency has consequences.  U.S. domestic policy isn’t where one looks to see its reverberations.   But those nations that have aligned with us whose internal political, social or geographic constitutions are unnaturally affiliated … Continue reading

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Why There’s NO Inflation

Ok, let’s set the record straight:  you need two things for inflation.  You need to print money and you need monetary velocity (people spending). Question:  why is there no inflation? The answer just isn’t a lack of velocity.  The real … Continue reading

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The Boys in Beijing: Sinic Thoughts on Reform

The Chinese Communist Party is right to think that we’ve declared war. We have after all destroyed THEIR export based political economy.  Now their faced with the difficult political choice of having to pursue domestic fiscal/monetary reform. Why does this … Continue reading

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The Afghan Withdrawal: A Receding American Imperium

Dr. David Petraeus isn’t the sole authority or executor for the “Iraqi Surge”, Fredrick W. Kagan at the American Enterprise Institute had a major share in the restoration of the American threat deterrent by strengthening the application of policy oversight. … Continue reading

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