Bigger Fish Than Mueller: Virtuous Cycle Demise

Seems like everyone, especially the big “snooze papers” are all over the Mueller investigation as the Big Story of the day. Got news for you:  It’s not. The bigger problem is sorting out what goes on when the present “virtuous cycle”...

Where’s the Dilithium?

The mythical power-source from Star Trek is a marvelous metaphor for the long-range investor.  While we may not live to see it, both our middle age and Millennial subscribers may benefit from borrowing some Spock-like thinking processes which we outline this...

Prepping: “Stuffing-proof” Your Email

No, I don’t talk much about my role in the cyber-insurance world.  But, I have become much more informed than most and I want you to do one simple thing for me: “Stuffing-proof Your Email” Data breaches are happening at an ever-increasing rate.  We...

Are Trade Talks and Border Problems Linked?

IN a word:  Maybe. This morning’s economic musing came to me while taking my morning dose of 660 nm near-infrared light.  The “taking of light” – which I first described for Peoplenomics subscribers in 2016 as a potential means of healing a...

Monday at “The Grind – Chasing “The Bag”

There will, no doubt, be some readers who won’t track. But life is [again/still] about making money and having fun. While holding to a “positive mental attitude.” The reason we do this?  Lingo ‘d rap reveals all: You gotta chase “the...

Table of Alt. Futures

Are we toping or readying for new highs?  Since I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about judgments lately – and the whole process behind them (whether good or bad), we’re going to make some judgments today about the pending future.First, though,...

Prepping: Being Judgmental is Good

A Short Course on Judgment As investors, and preppers, we are called on, dozens of times per day to make decisions about whether to “hold ‘em or fold ‘em.” Or, in the prepping context, “What’s the next shoe to drop likely to be?” What makes the difference between a...

Import Prices, Future Forecast

First thing out of the hopper today is the import prices report.  The reason we watch this one so closely is that America has become more and most distanced from self-sufficiency. Because so much of our life is “made elsewhere” watching import prices will...

World on a Short Social Fuse

Aye, roger that.  To the idea that the 71.916 year war/social cycle could actually be an 80-year cycle. So run this past your first cup this morning: U.S. declared itself in 1776.  But a closer date would be 1780.  By then, it was becoming clear that we were on the...

Renting Your Life, II

What does Elaine’s mink jacket have to do with government?  The link is subtle, but important. Transactional economics not monetary. Elaine owns the mink. Government owns us all.  Today, we follow the 250-year trend towards “renting your...