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$1.20 Gasoline

Rather than relying solely on government-supplied measures of inflation, I’ve long watched relative strength ratios to determine whether inflation or deflation is the dominant force du jour. As I’ve shared

Deflation

The Deflationary Circus

  I think I read the paper differently that a lot of other people. I read it in English, from left to right and top to bottom like everyone else,

Markets

Under-worked, Underpaid

A persistently high rate of unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, has a polarizing effect on the economy. It’s good for some stakeholders, but bad for others. And on a net basis,

Unemployment

Youth Unemployment Rampant Across The Globe

The future of any country is its young adults. Those in their early to mid-20s, who’ve just entered the workforce and will become more and more productive as they age

Markets

What Economists and Philosophers Have in Common

For all of time, philosophers have worked to expunge all that is fleeting and artificial in the world, aiming to unveil fundamental truths. Economists, too, are inclined toward truth-seeking investigation.

Markets

A Christmas Gift From the Fed

  When someone gives you money, it’s usually a cause for excitement. Who wouldn’t want a few extra bucks in their pocket, particularly right around the holidays? How grateful would

Economy

This is Unforgivable, You Morons!

  I like big picture thinkers. Visionaries. Futurists. One in particular, George Gilder, has my attention because we view progress in much the same way. My research has shown clearly

Housing Market

The Problem With HARP

By Eddie Speed, Editor, REal Income Alert Last Thursday I showed you how the real-estate recovery isn’t all it’s blown up to be… that the reality is downright scary and

Purchasing Power

What Kids DON’T Want For Christmas

  My son went to college armed with a joint bank account, shared with me. This allowed me to deposit funds easily by transferring from my account to the joint

Markets

Consumer Staples Push the Market Higher

The consumer economy beckons generalizations, yet individual consumers make widely varying buying choices. That’s why, as Rodney shows above, you can simply compare the spending of a 20-something to that