December 12, 2017

Why Bother Voting When Unelected Bureaucrats With Lifetime Jobs Run The Country?

Nothing is more aggravating, self defeating and humiliating than dealing with government bureaucrats.  This vast army of government bureaucrats has become a fourth unelected branch of government with life time employment and zero accountability, pouring sand into the gears of commerce, free enterprise and human freedoms.  One scandal after another hits the news with the […]

Homes Are Illiquid And Ridiculously Costly To Sell

When home values were soaring during the housing boom, the cost of selling a home  didn’t really bother many sellers. The numerous fees involved when selling a home seemed inconsequential as home values soared year after year during those wonderful housing bubble years. That was then and this is now. With housing prices in many […]

Bonds Are Crashing – Where Can An Investor Hide?

By Axel Merk Induced by “taper talk,” volatility in the bond market has been surging of late. Is there a bond bubble? Is it bursting? And if so, what are investors to do, as complacency might be financially hazardous. Bond bubble indicator on red alert Our internal best bubble indicator is triggered when an asset, […]

If You’re Feeling Poorer That’s Because You Are – Net Worth Plunges For Average American

In April the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco released a report showing that the overall net worth and value of financial assets had completely recovered from the financial collapse of 2008-2009.    Since the low point of the recession in early 2009 the net worth of Americans has increased by a massive $14.7 trillion and […]

Have Gun Homicide Rates Really Declined?

Many people, including this writer, believe that the number of gun crimes in America has increased over the years.  In reality, the number of gun homicides and violent gun crimes have dramatically declined over the past 20 years. An in depth survey conducted by Pew Research shows that 45% of Americans think that gun crimes […]

Do We Really Need Six Billion More Pennies Every Year?

Americans seem to have a love/hate relationship with the penny.  The purchasing power of a penny has become so irrelevant that most people will not bother to pick one up off the street.  Yet despite the penny’s low value, most Americans will admit that they save pennies.  There probably aren’t that many homes in America […]

Missing Jobs and Miserable Lives

The great financial crash of 2008 resulted in over eight million jobs disappearing in a little over a year.   As orders evaporated and sales plunged, companies quickly slashed labor costs in order to remain profitable. Previous recessions have caused unemployment to soar but the ensuing recoveries always resulted in a strong economic rebound and the […]

Air Travel Delays Result of Reprehensible Conduct By White House and Congress

The growing disruption of airline flights in the U.S. is causing economic problems for an economy that does not need more problems, especially from a crisis manufactured by the President and Congress.  Pulling critical air traffic controllers off their screens and telling them to stay home will at some point jeopardize public safety. What will […]

Top Ten Killers of Americans Result in 1.85 Million Deaths Per Year

There are many ways to die, but most American deaths result from ten major causes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) most Americans succumb to the following ten leading causes of deaths. The ten leading causes of death amounted to almost three quarters of all deaths during the past year.  The […]