Category Archives: ECONOMICS

The Question Is Not Whether We Are Ready, But Whether We Can

I see the Daily News asks whether we are ready to pay for ‘free’ health care. There are some EU contries where doctors earn less than nurses, and must do like the rest of the peasants, sleep four to a … Continue reading

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Economics: The Full Text Of H.Rex.488

While this falls under economics, and more suited for Casa Extrano, it will draw more eyes here, so it will be cross posted. This House Resolution 488 the following House Resolution is a part of what the Democrat’s complicit media … Continue reading

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The Vultures Are Coming To The Carcasses

In an item on Dollar Tree buying out Family Dollar stores, Business Insider’s Ashley Lutz suggests ‘American families are not deploying enough money.’ In truth, American families have little money to “deploy.” Grocery prices are up sharply, utility costs the … Continue reading

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A Lawsuit Charges HALF of all futures trades on the Chicago are “wash trades.”

Wall Street Parade reports a lawsuit has been filed charging half the futures sales on the Chicago Stoc Exchange are ‘wash trades.’ For a little foundation, a “futures trade” is a stock market bet that prices of some particular stock … Continue reading

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Got Any Money IN Money Markets? You Will Want To Read This

Zero Hedge reports the Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to enable banks to prevent depositors from taking money out of money market accounts. The story is at the link and is quite clear. If you have a money market … Continue reading

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Got The NiCad Blues?

It seems everything we use takes a battery, and battery life is not even close to that advertised. If you have battery troubles, here is the straight skinny, direct from the horse’s er, mouth: DO charge your new battery overnight … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Breakfast Is Up By 24%

Zero Hedge reports the cost of breakfast is up by mare than 24 percent since March of 2013. Yes, virtually all of that increase is due to Federal government action. Strnager

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The United States Is Now The World’s Biggest Oil Producer

While I have not found Bloomberg to be highly accurate, Bloomberg’s Business News reports something that is credible because it was expected. The United States is the world’s largest producer of petroleum, producing the equivalent of eleven million barrels a … Continue reading

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The US GDP Shrank By 2.9% In 1Q, 2014

In a move that brings the official numbers closer to observation, the Bureau of Commerce reported the economy shrank by 2.9% in the first quarter of 2014. That would be the most severe loss of gross domestic product (GDP) since … Continue reading

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Flying Somewhere? Better Buy Your Ticket Early

I see air fares are rising at a 97% per year basis. It is no secret that the further in advance you buy tickets the cheaper they are, and even more so in an inflationary spiral. So if you are … Continue reading

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