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How to invest like Peter Lynch

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While we must certainly make decisions based at least somewhat on our outlook for the overall stock market and "macro" situation, the best gains by investors (and most fun!) have traditionally been had by searching for the right companies, and buying them when they are cheap and/or relatively undiscovered. No…

Christmas Message: “The Original Revolution”

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Each year at Christmas for some time now, I have shared the accompanying commentary by the late Mennonite theologian, John Howard Yoder. To me it indeed does reflect the truly revolutionary, epochal event of over two millennia ago, when our Blessed Lord was born. Reflect on these words...and on the…

Remembering George Hansen

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Please indulge this simple effort on my part to remember a great man...a Great American Congressman and statesman...one of my heroes...the late George V. Hansen.  Remembering George Hansen

Calling Mrs. Merkel

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(From the August 11, 2014 Issue) -- There is ONE -- and only one -- world leader who has it most in her power to end the diplomatic, economic and, perhaps, looming military standoff over Ukraine.  And that is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Already, this renewed cold war of sorts…

A “Bail-In” here in America? Not so fast…

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Every now and then there are various scare stories that pop up about some type of government confiscation of your savings.  Some say we'll go the way of bankrupt Cyprus, and see the federal government ultimately confiscate savings in a "bail in" to help shore up the government's balance sheet.…

UNDERSTANDING THE GAME

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(NOTE: New/returning subscribers will now receive the NEW/EXPANDED VERSION!!) Though nearly a decade old, Chris' "signature presentation" here remains the best primer on the nature of our markets you will read ANYWHERE. Once you have read this, you will know more about what makes this whole crazy system "tick" than…

The REAL Cause of Enron’s Collapse

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When energy giant Enron imploded in scandal and financial ruin, too many described it as a tale of political cronyism, greed and whatnot. The truth was deeper than that: Enron collapsed because it had turned itself into the poster child for what is wrong with the fractional reserve system and…

Real American Heroes

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Once upon a time in America, there was a thriving middle class; citizens able to enjoy "The American Dream" because they had good, stable jobs that paid a living wage.  One of the great advocates of "A Square Deal" for his workers was the industrialist George F. Johnson, whom Chris…

Noam Chomsky on Debt

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This is an oldie but a goodie, where the noted linguist demonstrates why his articulate views are also solicited on subjects of social and economic importance.  Here, among other things, Chomsky explains the social costs of burdensome debt.NOAM CHOMSKY ON DEBT

Why Glass-Steagall HAD to be Repealed

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It's been nearly 15 years since this key Depression-era legislation was repealed by a Republican Congress and Democrat president.  The reasons why the banks were pushing for Glass-Steagall to be deep-sixed became evident with the monstrous mortgage and derivatives boom--and BUST--of ensuing years. Chris predicted the course events would take; a…

Ithaca HOURS–Community currency alternative to Bitcoin

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(NOTE: Chris will be updating the Ithaca HOURS story and adding a LOT to it in his upcoming Special Report entitled "Building an Economic Lifeboat.") Years ago, Chris wrote of a wonderful new--and successful--experiment to create "an economy within an economy" in the beautiful, rolling farmland and lakes area in…