Inflation Surprise!

Consumer Prices have just been released by the Labor Department.  Here’s the summary of data to be mindful of: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in April,...

Coping: With the “100 Deadliest Days”

One of the simplest concepts of UrbanSurvival is “must be present to win.”  You can’t be dead and be a survivor, huh? Most people don’t know that there are more traffic accidents, plus deaths, in the 100 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day that...

The 68-Day Screamer?

Back of the Envelope Economics (BotEE) class is now in session! Look at how we continue replaying 1929: If there is a correspondence between where we were and 1929 (late spring) and the recent (late spring) correction that may end this week, we could be about to...

Coping: Sentencing Week for World

It was obvious looking at the emerging Globalist framework while doing the masters in the mid 1990’s, that the handwriting was already on the wall.  Forensics had been done, evidence sorted and a jury empaneled. The poor were out-screwing the well-off (and still...

Getting Rich School (#1)

We assume our readers have some interest in getting “rich.”  And yes, it is not only possible but actually likely if you understand the financial conveyor belt.  In addition, a number of readers have asked me to explain when is a good time to hold a...

G7: War on “America First”

This morning you will learn about “Global Billionaire Communism” (GBC).  But we need to back up to our Thursday morning report to put this in proper context.  As I told you yesterday: be looking for “game-changer” news beginning at 10:45 AM...

Coping: Tools to “Borrow” from the Wife

When you’ve been married long enough (we’re almost to 20-years now) an odd thing begins to happen:  Spouses “borrow” tools from one another. Just last week I’d gone looking for a long-handle razor-scraper.  The old license sticker had to...

Brace Yourself for 10:45 AM EDT?

A number of my colleagues have an ongoing discussion about whether a)  News moves the markets or, alternatively B) The Markets “create news.”  Today is a “working paper day” when there’s an opportunity to see the question answered –...

Coping: The Lowdown on Rural Utilities

First the headlines:  “They Ain’t Like in the City.” Now the details… Let’s begin with the garbage discussion because it’s been a fun adventure. When we first moved to the Outback in 2003, there was no garbage service.  People just...

A Case for “Tactile Mathematics”

Strangely, the same Western Reductionist mindset that gave birth to computers and so much more, may have missed an interesting area of human behaviors that likely affecst markets. Due in part to how our number system is designed: Linear. Today, after crumpets and...