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Category Archives: Nobel Laureate

Gresham’s Law

Authored by Ted Rivelle via TCW.com, This year’s Nobel prize in economics was awarded to Richard Thaler, a pioneer of behavioral economics. But there is a tale told by a lesser known Nobel laureate, Kenneth Arrow. As a World War II weather officer, he was tasked with analyzing the reliability of the army’s long-range weather […]

Goldman Is Allowing Its Clients To Bet On The Next Financial Crisis

Just over a decade ago, as the S&P was hitting all time highs and there was a line around the block of 30-some year old hedge fund managers, desperate to put other people’s money in various ultra risky investments just so they could pick a few excess bps of yield over Treasurys – a situation […]

Kevin Warsh May Be The Next Fed Head – Let’s See What He Really Thinks

Authored bvy Daniel Nevins via FFWiley.com, As reported earlier this morning by the Wall Street Journal, President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin met with Kevin Warsh yesterday to discuss the potential vacancy at the Fed next February. Warsh already has central banking experience, having sat on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) from February 2006 […]

We Are Already In Depression (If Borrowing Money Is Not Income)

Via Baker & Company Advisory Group, The U.S. economy is not as solid as it appears. Statistical anomalies hide profound weakness. I will examine actual GDP and actual employment. Warning: not for the faint of heart. Do you consider debt as income? Before you answer that, let’s perform a thought experiment. Imagine that you had taken […]

‘Inconvenient’ – Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household

Authored by Drew Johnson via The Daily Caller, On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country. But there’s another inconvenient sequel worth noting and, like most sequels, this one is even worse than the original. Gore’s hypocritical home energy […]

Low Volatility Will Make The Next 5% Drop In The Dow “Feel Like 1987”

The VIX has recently flirted with its all-time closing low, analysts worry that volatility has been so low for so long that analysts are worried that the next sizable negative shock will cause investors to panic and dump their holdings. Other than a handful of selloffs over the past couple of years (Aug. 2015, Jan. […]

Fed Believes Opioid Crisis Is Reason Why Men Aren’t Working

Bill Polacek runs a manufacturing company in Western Pennsylvania. Even though a glut in new construction projects has dried up work for tradesmen, Polacek said he struggled to find qualified welders a few years back when he had a large number of jobs to fill. Polacek interviewed 350 people to fill openings for 50 welders […]

Lacy Hunt: 5 Impediments To Trumpian Growth (And Why Bond Yields Are Going Lower)

Authored by Van R. Hoisington and Lacy H. Hunt, Ph.D. via MauldinEconomics.com, Hoisington Quarterly Review and Outlook – 4Q2016 CHANGE? The 2016 presidential election has brought about widely anticipated changes in fiscal policy actions. First, tax reductions for both the household and corporate sectors along with a major reform of the tax code have been […]

Nobel Prize Winner Tells Davos’ Elite, US Should “Get Rid Of Currency”

Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, In the mid-1800s at a time when the United Kingdom was still the dominant superpower in the world, an English scientist named Francis Galton wrote a series of papers arguing for the selective breeding of human beings. Galton’s ideas became known as eugenics. The concept was that genius and […]

‘Last Economist Standing’ John Taylor Urges “Less Weird Policy” At Jackson Hole

Economist John Taylor is on his way to join the world’s central bankers at Jackson Hole for the 35th annual monetary-policy conference in the Grand Teton Mountains. As he explains (via EconomicsOne.com)… I attended the first monetary-policy conference there in 1982, and I may be the only person to attend both the 1st and the 35th. […]