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What 2016’s Two Biggest Events Are Ultimately About…

Like Brexit, Trump staged a surprising win last night, proving every poll wrong. This is a sign of an underlying trend more massive than the winter economic season that began

Debt

No One is Talking About Our Debt, Of Course

I’m beaten down. Worn out. Punch drunk. I’m not moonlighting as a cage fighter. I’m a registered voter in a swing state. For those of you who don’t live in

Forecasts

Happy Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason. Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his

Forecasts

Pre-Election Jitters? No Thanks

I’ve got good news! The U.S. election is finally reaching a conclusion next week. While many foreigners are particularly interested in the outcome, mostly because Trump wants stronger U.S. borders

Economy

What Killed the Middle Class?

Our middle class has been shrinking substantially since the 1960s and ’70s. Today, their share of wealth is the lowest in the world, at a mere 19.6%! But what exactly

Economy

The Japanese Economic Twilight Zone

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. As I learned in my MBA studies in the early 1990s, the sun was setting on the U.S. as a global economic power,

Economy

The Paradox of Thrift

My housekeeper has a nicer car than me. Now, granted, 75% of America probably has a nicer car than me. I’m driving a car that, while only four years old,

Forecasts

Unacceptable Cures for the Days Ahead

We’ve held four Irrational Economic Summits so far. Feedback after each has always been very positive. This year, we outdid ourselves! George Gilder, co-founder of the Discovery Institute, literally walked

Central Banks

The End of Truth

I’m tired, both mentally and physically. We just finished our three-day Irrational Economic Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, and the event ran at breakneck speed. From Harry’s opening comments to

Economy

Seeing Is Believing

I’ve been working on Dent’s editorial team for almost a year and a half now, and in that time, I’ve read a lot of copy. I mean, a lot of