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Prepare to be afraid. Last week I was amused to see a debate on CNBC about whether we were in a depression or not. It is especially amusing now that we have been "officially" informed that we are ...
by TocqueDeville
Comment Count 774 comments on Mon Dec 01, 2008 at 11:39 PM PST with 884 Recommends
Democrats have high hopes for the 2008 election. And they should. Bush’s policies have done an incredible amount of damage to the Republicans. It’s doubtful they will recover anytime ...
by bonddad
Comment Count 425 comments on Sun Sep 16, 2007 at 07:50 AM PDT with 248 Recommends
The Federal Reserve cut the Federal Funds rate by 50 basis points on Tuesday. I think this was a big mistake and below I will explain why. First, a big mea culpa. I have defended Bernanke over ...
by bonddad
Comment Count 479 comments on Thu Sep 20, 2007 at 08:24 AM PDT with 221 Recommends
One of my customers sent me a slip of paper for Christmas. Bitcoins. Well, not a whole Bitcoin; I was given ฿0.05. From the time I spent looking into it to the time I luckily cashed it in for a ...
by ShawnGBR
Comment Count 163 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 07:02 PM PST with 169 Recommends
When the Democrats took over Congress in 2006, Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House. One of her first acts was taking impeachment of the war criminal George W. Bush off the table. It’s 2012 now,
by priceman
Comment Count 105 comments on Thu May 10, 2012 at 08:16 AM PDT with 137 Recommends
by Stirling Newberry
Comment Count 128 comments on Mon Dec 05, 2005 at 05:50 AM PST with 126 Recommends
by The Bulldog Manifesto
Comment Count 145 comments on Mon Oct 10, 2005 at 04:29 PM PDT with 124 Recommends
There's an old Soviet joke that goes as follows: Q: what's the difference between a dollar and a rouble? R: one dollar Will we soon need to update this as follows?
by Jerome a Paris
Comment Count 122 comments on Wed Sep 12, 2007 at 03:36 PM PDT with 115 Recommends
Harriet Tubman, my choice for a woman on the $20 by 2020. Matt Iglesias at Vox first discussed what a good idea it would be to have a woman on the $20 bill last July. But ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 152 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 06:00 PM PDT with 101 Recommends
I collect money. It has always intrigued me. What is it exactly? What makes it valuable? When did people start using it? It's influence is everywhere. It permeates our lives. Manipulations of money ...
by rmonroe
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 01:03 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
So the very country that invented democracy, is now denied the benefit of it. The banks of France and Germany have successfully stopped the referendum on Greece to allow austerity to proceed. Troika ...
by TPau
Comment Count 87 comments on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM PST with 66 Recommends
A default by Greece appears imminent. The country cannot collect taxes, cannot implement reforms fast enough, cannot sell assets fast enough, cannot balance its trade account fast enough, and most ...
by randomfacts
Comment Count 176 comments on Sat Jun 18, 2011 at 01:18 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
Some progressives seem to think the failings of the Obama Administration and our frustrated attempts at change are a new problem: "Historically, government, whether in the hands of ...
by Nulwee
Comment Count 88 comments on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 06:17 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
This is the second chapter in my series on the history of money. The first one covers the Stone Age to Roman Republic. The inventionn of coins in Lydia around 460 BCE revolutionized commerce. No ...
by rmonroe
Comment Count 48 comments on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK! This country, our economy, and our currency are going to hell in a hand basket and it is being helped along by the greedy bankers and the "I don't know much about economics,
by joeshwingding
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Apr 09, 2008 at 08:42 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
I love seeing $20 bills in my wallet. What I don't love so much is seeing Andrew Jackson's face every day. For obvious reasons. But it goes beyond the fact that we have a hateful, murderous ...
by Chrislove
Comment Count 46 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 07:00 PM PST with 53 Recommends
That's why the residents of Switzerland, a country in the heart of Europe which has opted out of the European Union and chosen to continue issuing its own currency, have signed sufficient petitions ...
by hannah
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 06:04 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
Lately we've been reading a lot about the purported media blackout on the candidacy of John Edwards. If true -- and to a large extent, I believe that it is -- it represents a harmful curtailing of ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 10:50 AM PST with 50 Recommends
Let this graph sink in: due to Bush's "free trade" and reckless deficit policy, one country -- China -- is financing half our deficit, and has the ability to determine whether America enjoys ...
by New Deal democrat
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Sep 20, 2007 at 07:10 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
Saved up in heaps on the ground, they're not good for anything but mulch. Just so, saving up piles of money is counter-productive. So, the message from the tax man is "use it or lose it." Which, of ...
by hannah
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 03:35 AM PST with 41 Recommends