ShopTalk: Redundant Solar, Specialty Crew Mindset

A number of Peoplenomics subscribers (and a few others) have made a personal investment in auxiliary solar systems  for their home.  Although, it makes the power industry a bit crazy:  Home solar’s contribution to the grid is an algorithmic demand management nightmare. Take our place, for example:  With an existing 3.5 kw of power from the existing arrays we can either be a) selling 3 kw into the grid, consuming 10-12 kw (and more, depending on …

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Solving for “R”

While we’re waiting to become fabulously wealthy when the market collapses, we manage to squeeze in a bit of “Saving Humanity from Itself” as well. As you should be aware, there has been a massive dump of UAP/UFO data this week from the C.I.A.’s work in the area,  thanks to efforts of Glenn Greenwald at TheBlackVault.com.  Well done! Our topic may – on the surface – seem to have nothing whatsoever to do with Economics.  …

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SatGourmet: Teriyaki, Pizza, and a Lost Wine

Having grown up in a majority-Asian neighborhood, there is a certain art to Asian cooking that brings joy to the palate.  In particular, this week’s Thursday afternoon dinner of teriyaki chicken. Lots of options here, depending on schedules, amount of labor you want to invest, and so on.  For those on a short clock, boneless, skinless chicken, doused in a bottle of Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce is OK.  Provided it gets 4 or 5 hours in the …

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Retail, Reality, and a Viral Video Experiment

I suppose we ought to start with the retail data just out: Saved by the auto industry, looks like to us.  (Who the hell is driving?) With CV-19 still raging – and variants popping up – should be interesting to see how the coming few months roll.  Do people have anywhere left in their homes to pile up more stuff? Or, is this is the leading edge of deconsumption and wow!  Does that ever wreck the …

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Trump’s Retirement $$$ Problem

It’s not something that most people are aware of, but it goes a long-ways toward explaining why the Dems are so anxious to bring the Trump Impeachment II to conclusion. The Former President’s Act, better known around law schools as  3 U.S.C. § 102 has been around since 1958. Here’s the part we find ourselves noodling: (3 U.S.C. § 102 note) (a) Each former President shall be entitled for the remainder of his life to receive from the United …

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Economics and the Precision "Clocks of History"

Hardcore long wave economics on tap this morning. We will keep it short (much as I can, lol) and we’ll lay out some fascinating dates and timelines that will be shocking. A few headlines and of course this morning’s ChartPack to set the mood. But then our meat and potatoes as new research keeps us terribly business around here. TODAY IS IMPORTANT:  Do Not Miss the ChartPack! More for Subscribers   ||| Not a Subscriber? SUBSCRIBE …

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Optimism, The Greater 1929 Rhyme, Fools Leading Idiots

Seldom have times been easier for an honest writer.  There are so many “hot topics” around that it boggles the mind.  So, still in recovery mode from our snow event, we will keep it short in order to (more importantly) “keep it warm.” Small Business Optimism Collapses National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) publishes an optimism report each month.  A composite – street level look – at the immediate future.  Not surprisingly, the press release …

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Simpson’s “Time Machine” – Asylum Walk-through

Local power company had the lights on in just over 90-minutes last night. Following the big East Texas Blizzard of ’21.   All the parts of the operation here that “fail-over” to backups worked fine.  Lights off in the house was actually a pleasant change.  Too lazy to dip into our 500 gallons of propane for heat. A bit ironic, though:  Since in the Saturday Gourmet column there’s a clear reference to  “Candlelight dinners…you ARE still having …

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