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Why The Inflationists PROBABLY Have It Wrong, For Now

Unless the political class wrests control of the ability to dictate monetary policy (money creation) from the banking class, controlled deflation will most likely be the policy pursued to correct the excesses of the (Greenspan) housing bubble and the other bubbles the led up to it.

An Interesting China Analysis By Jim Chanos (and a little more by me…)

Here’s a recent interview with Jim Chanos on the critical state of the Chinese economic picture. Chanos typically makes his money short-selling overpriced markets and he’s “all over” China like stink on a pig; has been for well over a year. Chanos believes 2011 will be his big year to begin cashing in on his […]

Is Your IRA/401k About To Go To Jail?

If you’re not already aware of it, you might benefit from knowing about this conversation that has been occurring – actually, for more than a year now: 401k/IRA Screw Job Coming? Many thanks are due to Karl Denninger for keeping this important topic alive. It’s one that’s not always easy to track due to the […]

4 Deaths, 3 Estate Planning Mistakes

What would you want to leave behind for your family? If your choices were A) a contentious mess, or B) a well-coordinated estate plan, you would choose option B, right? All too many of us end up with option A. In fact, a recent national survey discovered that only 44% of Americans have a simple […]

No Parachute: Real Estate Markets Still In Freefall

Many people want to believe (hope?) that we are experiencing a rebound in housing. In my opinion, this thinking is premature by at least 3 to 4 years, perhaps even a decade or more. Below is a link to a chart from the www.ritholtz.com blog (an excellent blog that should be on your financial reading […]

Surprise! Another Stealth Yet Serious 401(k) Hazard

Note to readers: Participants in 401(k) plans face numerous challenges to building a safe, dependable, fully-integrated, and efficient retirement program for themselves. The unfortunate fact is that many – if not most – plan participants use the 401(k) as their primary (or sole) vehicle for savings and investment. In my opinion, they do this at […]

Banking Video by Attorney Gary Fielder

Gary Fielder, a Denver attorney, has put together one of the best educational videos I have ever seen detailing the monetary history and the ongoing struggle for control of our nation. Gary’s late 2008 video is crucial to gaining a full understanding of why we’re in the financial straits we’re in today and it is […]

SPECIAL! A Private Video Conference With Marc Faber

Spend the time. See the future. Educate yourself with the wisdom of a master. Marc Faber Video

Economics Professor Dr. Ravi Batra Accurately Explains The Historic “Social” Origins Leading Up To Today’s Economic Crisis

Here’s a link to an excellent interview of Dr. Ravi Batra by Matt Renner of www.truthout.org. Dr. Batra has been a keen observer of the American economic evolution during the decades that lead to our current situation. He has written a number of interesting books over the years but this interview is a terrific summary […]

The True Origins Of The Global Credit Crisis Explained

The financial talking-heads and, therefore, the general public tend to believe that “sub-prime mortgages” are almost entirely to blame for the global financial crisis. To me, this is ridiculous on its face and is more of a cruel joke – bordering on class-sanctioned bigotry – than anything even remotely related to fact. Depending upon how […]