June 22, 2017

Weekly initial jobless claims drop to 350K, but …

... don't pass the bubbly just yet. Plenty of news on the economic front today, most of it poor, but … [Read more...]

Debunking the latest from the New York Times on “smaller” government spending

Lies, damned lies, and statistics. The government is getting smaller under President Obama, … [Read more...]

An Important Message about 2012 for both President Obama & Mitt Romney

  I realize you’re both very busy and were it not important, I would not presume to take up any of … [Read more...]

Some Thoughts on the Student Loan Debt Problem

The student loan issue is increasingly coming the front-burner, both domestically and abroad. I … [Read more...]

Nothing Goes Down in a Straight Line

    Look… I hate being a porcupine in a balloon factory, so I’m not trying to … [Read more...]

Real inflation at 8%?

Misery indexing. Ben Bernanke claims not to worry over the inflationary impact of rising gas … [Read more...]

Real inflation at 8%?

Misery indexing. Ben Bernanke claims not to worry over the inflationary impact of rising gas … [Read more...]

Real inflation at 8%?

Misery indexing. Ben Bernanke claims not to worry over the inflationary impact of rising gas … [Read more...]

Mitt Romney on Fraudclosures | Do Like Bondi Does and “Prosecute the institutions where there has been fraud”

Mitt Romney, Pain-Feeler “If you look home prices over time, in America — 100 years of … [Read more...]

Get ready for QE3?

Plus, Geithner's man-crush embarrasses ... the Fed? Say, remember the great success of the first and … [Read more...]

Consumer Spending Up? Come on get happy…

Wow, when it comes to our economy, what a difference a month or so makes, wouldn’t you say?  I mean, … [Read more...]

There’s Pain in Spain as Banks Go Down the Drain… Let Me Explain

Please don’t assume that this article is only about Spain, and therefore not one you should … [Read more...]

Fed ponders another intervention

Twistin' time is here. The good news: the Federal Reserve doesn’t appear to be considering … [Read more...]

Case Shiller Roller Coaster Illustration – The Ups and Downs of Home Prices from 1890-2010

Inspired by the infamous roller coaster video from SpeculativeBubble.com in 2007 using Rollercoaster … [Read more...]

Hey Obama – I’m One of Those People You Called a Working Stiff

You know, I don't think I'll ever forget the moment that the Space Shuttle blew up in the sky as I … [Read more...]

The Most Damaging Propaganda Campaign in History. And its Aimed at You and Me

Originally posted in October 2010… Re-posted at request of readers. When I think of the most … [Read more...]

Please Stop Bernanke’s Transparency – He’s Frightening the Children

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did something the media is describing as being unprecedented… … [Read more...]

New York Times- The Government Dithers on Housing, Suffering Continues

We are in a terrifying mess in this country and things are not getting any better.  Our jobs have … [Read more...]

Agflation, Plant a Garden, Raise A Clam, Save a Farmer, Save Your Own World

I spent a little time in my tiny, but productive garden this morning, which got me obsessing over … [Read more...]

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing … [Read more...]

Finally, Housing Market Analysts Starting to Get It

Well, I don’t know about you, but for me it’s been a long time coming… Finally, it … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: The Role of Appraisal Inflation in Loan Securitization

A misrepresentation is fraudulent if the maker (a) knows or believes that the matter is not as he … [Read more...]

Housing Starts UP with Market Glut?

Three years ago, when this derivative housing mess caught my attention, the reason I started looking … [Read more...]

Berating the Raters and Appraisers

“of AAA-rated subprime-mortgage-backed securities issued in 2006, 93 percent — 93 … [Read more...]

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