Mueller and the “McCarthyism” Echo

One of the joys of studying long-wave economics for as long as I have is you develop a deep appreciation for the cyclical nature of socioeconomic events. People tend to gloss-over the social changes that swept across America going into the Crash of 1929. On the sexual...

Week of Screaming Rally?

Forget Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or even the Native American casinos that we’re fond of.  There’s a more interesting set of odds evolving accessi8ble from any secure online device and a trading account… Right up front:  This is NOT INVESTMENT...

“Core” Problems with the CPI

The Consumer Price Index is out just now, but before we get into it, a couple of “core” problems to be considered so you take the data in context. The first point has to do exactly with the “core.”  The Federal Reserve uses a variant of the CPI...

World War Web: Our 2012 Prediction is HERE!

In my 2012 book, “Broken Web The Coming Collapse of the Internet” I made a remarkable assertion. When America gets into the next economic Depression (just ahead, wait for it…) there will be a massive government drive to take over the Internet.  In...

Jobs Report: It’s ALL About Manufacturing

One of the things beaten into my head in grad school back-in-the-day was to always look at Standard Accounting Ratios (SARs). A fine example is when looking at long-term data, you don’t go back and look at how many people were working last month, or even last...

Market Stalls as Social War Rages

We find ourselves in an interesting kettle of fish today with the markets taking the Fed decision Wednesday NOT to move rates as a negative.  Forget the fact that most experts were predicting no move.  That doesn’t matter to a world “on edge” about...

Housing: Beginning of the Roll-Over?

Case-Shiller, S&P, CoreLogic Press Release being with the headline “RISE IN HOME PRICES REMAINS STEADY AT 6.4% ACCORDING TO S&P CORELOGIC CASE-SHILLER INDEX ”  which – since we’ve seen lumber futures fall 7% in the last two sessions,...

Could the Fed Pull a Deep State Surprise?

It is common-consensus in the media today that the Fed – which gavels in this morning and announces rates tomorrow at 2 PM Eastern  – will not move to change interest rates.  But we see a rather intriguing possibility now peeking out of our charts –...