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Economists Just Don’t Grasp the Power of Demographics

I had a debate recently on Maria Bartiroma’s “Closing Bell” show with Ron Insana. He’s a major contributor to CNBC. I’ve watched Ron over the years and I like him.

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Black Friday is Now a Retailer’s Nightmare

  There is ONE day a year every retailer used to wait for with tingling anticipation… but not anymore. The giddy feelings have been replaced with hard dread… The day

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

I guess it wasn’t enough to get all the benefits… now those 55 years and older are taking all the work as well! The recent jobs figures came out the

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The Hallmark of Deflation

Rodney Johnson | Monday, November 12, 2012 >> We, as homeowners and consumers, are guilty. For years I’ve railed against the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for including the change

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Who Wins from Deflation?

Harry S. Dent | Friday, November 9, 2012 >> We wrapped up our bi-annual Demographics School conference yesterday. Exciting stuff. It was a great pleasure to meet and talk to

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What Leno Layoffs Say About Deflation

You know times are tough when the number one rated show in its time slot is firing people. Not only does the Tonight Show consistently win its time slot, it

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Caterpillar Proves Deflationary Period is Alive and Well

Thursday, May 17, 2012 >>   I used to love seeing Caterpillar equipment. It made me think of how much fun it would be to drive around on a crane,

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The Pain in Spain

The Pain in Spain from Unemployment The Pain in Spain… …Falls mostly on the young! The official unemployment rate in Spain is now 24.47%. When your unemployment rate is that