Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mark Cuban and High Frequency Trading

I am glad a billionaire is addressing the damage high frequency trading firms are creating. High frequency trading firms are actually a bigger threat to the country than all of the terrorists and other enemies that get most of the … Continue reading

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Stock Market Thru December 2015

The downside risk of owning stock outright is that of taking a huge sudden draw down when reality sets in. Government policy is to support stock prices. This is accomplished with complete cooperation by the Federal Reserve. Privateer firms are … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Debates

To understand where these candidates are coming from, we must look at the mentality of those who will be voting in the Democratic primaries. Voter intellect is not what causes a constituent to vote one way or another. The image … Continue reading

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Fiat Money and Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson has a check list of conservative positions he takes. All are the conventional wisdom of Republicans who unwittingly describe themselves as conservative. The fair tax is on the list. So is gun ownership and gun ownership prevents … Continue reading

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Big Economic Threat

Ask a herdster economist what business model has produced the greatest income in the U.S. lately and you will get buried with lofty answers. I will tell you that it is human herding, mostly by social media companies. Early on … Continue reading

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Global Warning Danger!

The greatest possible harm from global warning will come from turning the issue over to government to solve. It would be safer for everyone, to go ahead and let the planet be destroyed. Proponents of global warning prevention initiatives misunderstand … Continue reading

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Cement Floor and the Plunge Protection Team

I started writing about organized support of the stock market as far back as October 2005. Back in 2006 Henry Paulson, as the county’s first activist Treasury Secretary, re-popularized the Plunge Protection Team concept but more than anything gave it … Continue reading

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The Killing of the U.S. Economy

Folks who are conservatives on the outside are liberals on the inside. It comes down to a lack of trust in the free market concept. The temptation to use government as a tool for personal gain is too great. Conservatives … Continue reading

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How and Why to Legalize Marijuana

Any time a law is on the books it is important that we ask ourselves, if that law is preventing the behavior that the law makes illegal. It does not appear that marijuana laws in any state are reducing its … Continue reading

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Bankers in Jail?

Suppose an engineer designed an air plane and had it built. Then he says it is such a good design anyone who flies in it has at least a 50% chance of surviving the flight. Then people from all over … Continue reading

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