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Central Banks

What If It Just Doesn’t Matter What Trump Does With the Fed?

On paper, it seems like great changes are imminent at the Federal Reserve, ostensibly the center of the world’s most important economy. Not only is Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s term

Forecasts

What If Rocket Man Provokes a War?

Kim Jong-Un, or “Rocket Man,” as our president prefers, always looks like he just ate a sour pickle – unless he’s inspecting a missile factory. Then he looks like an

Forecasts

The Future of the U.S. (And the World)

Predictability. People. Those are the two keystones of my research and forecasting successes: cycles and demographics. It can all be traced back to the day I was studying several charts

Economy

I’ve Seen This Movie Before: Deceit in the Financial Food Chain

I recently watched The Big Short, the 2015 movie recounting the housing crisis. I avoided the movie, and the book of the same name, for years. But I saw the

Central Banks

Is the Federal Reserve Doing Its Job?

Today let’s talk about the Federal Reserve’s “dual mandate” from Congress. It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, so it’s worth unpacking. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913

Economy

What Labor Means in Today’s Gig Economy

Labor Day seems like a foreign concept. That’s not to say that I’m unfamiliar with the art of drinking beer while balancing a plate of barbeque as sweat gets in

Central Banks

Abolish the Fed?

We’ve been led to believe that central banks – and especially the Federal Reserve System – was put in place to protect us. That’s a laugh! Central banks are partnerships

Economy

Extreme Racism and Divisiveness Today: Real-Life Macro and Micro Solutions

As a new generation emerges into the workforce, it brings with it revolution, be it technological, social, or political. They have fresh new ideas and their own, unique values, which

Forecasts

Could Yesterday’s Total Eclipse Mark a Major Turning Point?

Were you one of the lucky ones able to witness the total eclipse yesterday, as it moved on its west to east path across the middle of the U.S.? Whether you did or not,

Economy

Chicago is America’s Dark Financial Star

The Windy City is famous for a lot of things, including the biting winter breeze off Lake Michigan and blowhard politicians. Whether Chicago got its pet name from one or