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Category Archives: Presidency of George W. Bush

Weekend Reading: Recession Risk Hidden In Tax Bill

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Since the election, equity bulls have been pinning their hopes on “tax cuts” as the needed injection to support currently elevated stock prices. Stocks have advanced sharply since the election on these expectations, and while earnings have recovered, primarily due to the rise in oil prices, whatever economic growth […]

Why The Globalists Need A War… And Soon

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, It is difficult to gauge and understand geopolitical and economic events without first comprehending the fact that much of what happens in the world is engineered to happen and with a specific encompassing goal in mind. If you subscribe to the theory that all is random "chaos" and outcomes […]

Is Tax “Reform” Good For The US Dollar? How About Gold?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via www.themaven.net/mishtalk, Let's investigate what happened after the last 3 major tax reforms. Another "reform" is on deck.  I picked up this idea from Holger Zschaepitz, @Schuldensuehner, who made the following Tweet, posting a chart from Bloomberg. Proposed US tax overhaul, 3rd major change to US tax code over past 40yrs, […]

Goldman On Tax Reform: “Now Comes The Hard Part”

The ink wasn’t even dry yet on the just published Republican Tax Cut And Jobs Act, and within the hour UBS was already confident that it has virtually no chance of passing: As UBS chief economist Seth Carpenter wrote shortly after the publication, “to our read, the release confirms our view that tax reform is […]

Fed To Trump: It’s Our Stock Market Bubble, Not Yours

President Trump continues to exuberantly promote the "unprecedented" stock market rally since his election… It would be really nice if the Fake News Media would report the virtually unprecedented Stock Market growth since the election.Need tax cuts — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017 But just how 'unprecedented' is it? The answer is not […]

Flatliners – Dead Market Walking

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, In the movie Flatliners aspiring medical doctors tried to unlock the mysteries of death by, well, killing themselves. It was meant to be a controlled death of course, to flat line on the heart rate monitor for a few minutes to find out what wonders where to be found […]

CANADA: 2008 all over again?

A major issue arising in Canada hasn’t received too much attention lately. Year after year, quarter after quarter, the level of the household debt is increasing both in absolute and relative numbers: Source: tradingeconomics.com The net debt versus disposable income tells you the total amount of debt in a household versus that household income and […]

Special Prosecutor Mueller Is a Political Hack

The New York Times characterizes special prosecutor Robert Mueller as being independent and fair: Robert S. Mueller III managed in a dozen years as F.B.I. director to stay above the partisan fray, carefully cultivating a rare reputation for independence and fairness. Let’s fact-check the Times … Anthrax Frame-Up Mueller presided over the incredibly flawed anthrax […]

U.S. Weeks Away From A Recession According To Latest Loan Data

While many “conventional” indicators of US economic vibrancy and strength have lost their informational and predictive value over the past decade (GDP fluctuates erratically especially in Q1, employment is the lowest this century yet real wage growth is non-existent, inflation remains under the Fed’s target despite its $4.5 trillion balance sheet and so on), one […]

Federal Bureaucrats To The Public: Be Afraid!

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, States have always thrived on the fear of the taxpayers, and states have always justified their existence in part on the idea that without the state, we'd all be overrun by barbarians, or murdered by our neighbors. Charles Tilly, a historian of the state, frequently noted that […]