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Obamatrade for Dummies…What’s Next? What’s at Stake?

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Posted Sunday, June 14, 2015 Below is a two-part audio discussion of today by your faithful Editor, Chris Temple, explaining this past Friday's convoluted vote in the U.S. House of Representatives which technically derailed -- for the time being -- the granting of "fast track" trade and TREATY negotiating powers…

Building an Economic Lifeboat

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Here's my two-part interview of my old friend...and hero...and (among other things) creator of the Ithaca HOURS community currency, Paul Glover. (For more on Paul's activities, visit www.paulglover.org) 2015-04-06 08-04-47

Housing’s Tale of Two Cities

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May 27, 2015 by Lee Adler, as carried at David Stockman's Contra Corner -- in this sobering piece, Mr. Adler explains why the latest surge in the housing market/housing prices is much less a reflection of the economy's health than it simply is a sign that some of the "bubble"…

REPORT: Leak of TPP terms proves detractors’ claims!

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by David Korten. . .YES! Magazine of April 15, 2015 -- Reading this report, which was based in part on the successful hijacking and then leaking of some of its terms by WikiLeaks, seems to prove that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) being peddled by Barack Obama and his fellow…

Oil’s Whodunit Moment Coming…With Millions of Barrels to Vanish

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By Asjylyn Loder, of Bloomberg Business -- May 21, 2015 -- No, folks, this issue hasn't gone away.  In the days ahead, many a shale explorer/developer will be reporting that untold millions of barrels of once "proven" oil reserves have been "vaporized," as they are no longer economical to produce…

China’s New Investment Bank: A Premature Prophecy

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This reasoned take from the folks at Stratfor takes away the hype and more from the recent China-led creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. As Yours truly has suggested repeatedly, the process by which China will become -- perhaps -- the leading world economic power remains not only years…

Is the Biggest Bubble of them all Unbreakable?

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(From the March 5 issue) -- With the Nasdaq having managed to reclaim the 5000 level for the first time since the heady--and bubbly--days of early 2000, bubble talk is again all the rage. But I'm here to tell you that today's Nasdaq, or stocks generally, are NOTHING of the…

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

Introducing the Dick Cheney of the Federal Reserve

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I have wondered aloud for some time now about the whereabouts of the Vice-Chairman of the Fed, Stanley Fischer. Now we don't have to wonder any longer. Fischer left his undisclosed, secluded location recently to deliver a key presentation in Stockholm, Sweden. And as I write in today's (August 13's)…

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…

The Commodity Supercycle: Why It’s Time to Choose Consumables Over Reusables

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I have myself been referring to this theme for some time. With there being no near-term prospect of a great driver of raw materials demand as China was for many years of the "supercycle" of recent years (not to mention the likelihood of the entire globe exhibiting sluggish growth at…

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.…

China’s “Controlled Explosion”

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Having blown what are widely seen as being the world's biggest NEW bubbles (relative to the size of its economy) since the 2008 global financial crisis, China has belatedly decided that it wants to try introducing a measure of sanity into its system. In part, it no longer seems willing…

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…