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Paying More, but Buying Less – Ep 732

China won’t let Evergrande be the next Lehman Brothers. Fed took us 1 step forward and 100 steps back. Higher retail sales doesn’t mean consumers are buying more. Americans are least likely to buy a new car since 1974. Sweden sets successful example for dealing with Covid. America is worse

When There’s Too Much Money, There’s Never Enough Stuff – Ep 731

Take the CPI numbers with a grain of salt. The CPI will catch up to the PPI. Fed’s new definition of transitory means a permanent reduction in standard of living. The problem isn’t a shortage of stuff, it’s an excess of money. Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.

Government Is Consistent; It Always Lies – Ep 730

Producer Price Index numbers come in higher than expected for 9th month in a row. Inflation trends show no sign of being transitory. When you properly define inflation, you know exactly who’s causing it. Bitcoin whales want the minnow’s cash. There are more job openings than unemployed people. Left shows

Let’s Replace Labor Day With Entrepreneur Day – Ep 729

Grover Cleveland was really a libertarian and one of our greatest presidents. The populist movement lead to Labor Day and ultimately in 1913 to the The Federal Income tax, The Federal Reserve, and the popular election of U.S. Senators. The Woodrow Wilson presidency proved to be a disaster for America.

Summer Data Swoon Puts Fall Taper in Doubt – Ep 728

Jobs numbers disappoint expectations, but Biden brags. Inflation expectations highest since just before 2008 financial crisis. AOC pressures Biden to nominate a more woke Fed chair. Fed causing a lack of savings, which pushes up asset prices and makes the rich richer. Gold prices calling Fed’s bluff on tightening. If

Tapering the Taper Talk – Ep 727

Powell offers no clues on taper timetable. Powell vows to keep interest rates low until QE is finished. Powel blames price increases on exploding demand and lack of supply. Powel blames inflation on the public’s expectations. Fed’s only goal is to delay the inevitable crisis as long as possible. Invest

AMERICAN PRESTIGE LEFT STRANDED IN AFGHANISTAN

In the 50 years since Richard Nixon officially severed the dollar’s link to gold, many have claimed that the greenback’s strength rests primarily on America’s unchallenged power and prestige around the world. As the situation in Afghanistan moves from embarrassment to tragedy, we are witnessing the rapid evaporation of the

Less Loose Is Not Tight – Ep 726

Fed will talk about tapering until it can use Delta as an excuse not to. Bitcoin is irrelevant to monetary policy. Accepting Bitcoin for mortgage payments is a publicity stunt, not a use case. Fed uses owner’s equivalent rent data to hide the scarier actual rent data. FDR may have

Stimulus Even Harder to Exit Than Afghanistan – Ep 725

Markets spooked by CNBC interview with Boston Fed President. Higher inflation leads to more poverty and a wider wealth gap. Food stamps are really money stamps. Media campaigns to soften up the public to inflation. Stimulus postponed the pain for some, but it’s about to come due. Jerome Powell warns

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BIDEN’S HOUSING GAMBIT

The “transitory” inflation swamping the country has stubbornly persisted into July. This week it was announced that producer prices posted a second straight 1% month-over-month

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