Monthly Archives: May 2015

Righteousness Before Men

Matthew 6:1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. Jesus is explaining a point of natural law. Ancient people did a lot of … Continue reading

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Controlled Stock Market Correction?

When the crisis hits, the public will be like deer in headlights. They will have no idea what  hit but it will be terrifying. Government policy of elevating stock prices artificially can only continue until the economy has been destroyed. … Continue reading

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Truth on Memorial Day

The truth has no utility in politics because something that sounds better is always more appealing. Competing for elected positions requires appealing candidates. Candidates who tell the truth always lose. It is an unpleasant fact, but although is is constantly … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Need Proof?

Lately it has become fashionable to say that a certain amount of inflation is good. Is that so? It doesn’t need to be true in order to be a useful comment. As long as it I said by someone with … Continue reading

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Economics of Marijuana Laws.

One important aspect of any law is how effective the law is in preventing the behavior it is designed to prohibit. When I taught high school I became certain that marijuana use by teens and pre-teens destroys any chance they … Continue reading

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Understanding the Immigration Issue

Finding causes of problems as well as solutions in economics is actually very simple. I say solution but problems are not actually solved. There are trade offs instead. Society gains the most when trade offs result in the most positive … Continue reading

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Hedging Against Looking Stupid

Amidst of world wide central bank efforts to keep stock prices elevated and moving higher, public figures especially current and past Federal Reserve Chairs are starting to comment that stocks are over priced. Remember these people all have genius plus … Continue reading

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When Roosevelt Died

When did the Great Depression end? Often Roosevelt is given credit for ending the Great Depression. Anyone who reads knows that he was responsible for the depth of the Depression. During the 40s the economy temporarily converted to a command … Continue reading

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When Will The Stock Market Crash?

If we were dealing with an honest normal market, it would go down sometimes for several years at a time. It would never crash like it did in 1929, 1987 or 2008. Even the bear markets of the 70s were … Continue reading

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Idiots Never Unite

Back in the 70s I read a book that explained how there was no way the patients in an insane asylum would ever rebel and take over the institution. Why? His theory was that idiots never unite. I wish I … Continue reading

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