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Wealth Cycles Video Report – February 2015

  Hello and Welcome to the February 2015 edition of the WealthCylces Video Report.  The past month was relatively quiet after last month’s shock of the Swiss National Bank de-pegging from the euro, but a lot of lower profile events took place in the interim.  Be sure to watch this month’s report to get all […]

America is Choking: Operation Choke Point

America is Choking:  Operation Choke Point   Last fall, I got a strange request from the bank I’ve been doing business with for more than 10 years. For the first time ever, this bank asked to see our books. When we asked why, they told us that they needed to review our risk profile. It […]

WealthCycles Video Report – January 2015

Hello and Welcome to the first WealthCycles Video Report of 2015.  We’re only three weeks in and 2015 has already produced some fireworks in the global financial markets. In this episode Mike gets us caught up on the events that will shape the rest of this year and beyond.  He covers: read more

WealthCycles Video Report – December 2014

We hope everyone enjoyed and got a lot out of the first WealthCycles Report last month.  Much has happened since then so we cover a lot of news in this month’s edition. In the 2nd episode of the WealthCycles Report Mike discusses: read more

WealthCycles Video Report – December 2014

We hope everyone enjoyed and got a lot out of the first WealthCycles Report last month.  Much has happened since then so we cover a lot of news in this month’s edition.  In the 2nd episode of the WealthCycles Report Mike discusses: read more

Minimum Wage = Maximum Hardship

Looks Can Be Deceiving On November 4, 2014, the majority of voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota chose to increase unemployment among the poorest people, prevent the most economically disadvantaged from breaking the cycle of poverty, raise the prices of food, clothing and other essentials, and discriminate against immigrants, minorities, and the young. […]

Bubble Trouble: How Government is Turning the American Dream into a Nightmare

The Fallacy of Government Assistance   President Reagan, in his first inaugural address, famously said that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Then, in a press conference six years later, he rephrased the thought by quipping, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the […]

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Capitalism on Trial Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do?  Did anyone stand up for you and point out the injustice?  This is what happened to capitalism during the financial crisis of 2008.  It was blamed for something it didn’t do.  Now, six years later, many people still have the false belief […]

The Keynesian Myth of Deflation- Why the Fed Really Needs Inflation

The Truth Behind the Reason the Fed Needs Inflation Peggy Joseph got her 15 minutes of fame during the 2008 Presidential campaign when an interview she gave to a reporter went viral on the Internet.  In the interview Joseph professed her support for then Senator Barack Obama because she believed Obama was going to make it […]

Depressions Are Depressing

This chapter of Understanding money remains unfinished.  Still, I believe it is an important chapter because it shows how the good intentions of the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government were the sole cause of the global Great Depression.  I had covered 1930, 31, and the beginning of 1932 when I turned my attention to […]