Monthly Archives: December 2018

I.O.U.’s Keeping U.S. Afloat

Dec. 26.  The recession isn’t here yet.  Amazon reported today that their sales were at a record and not affected by gloom on the stock market.  Stocks then zoomed.  Expect a super-smug Trump tweet. We are near the top of … Continue reading

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Is the Trump Bump a Trump Dump?

Update Jan 3, 2019.  After stocks had an awful December Trump brushed it off saying “We had a little glitch in the stock market last month, but it’s still up about 30% from the time I got elected”.  Total BS.  … Continue reading

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Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Companies and Make them Fossil Free

a bold take on the Green New Deal slogan.  Interview with Richard Smith

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Companies Buyback $1 Trillion in Stock with Trump Tax Cut

Remember all that money that giant companies kept overseas because they couldn’t pay the “crushing” taxes in the U.S.? (They would have paid the same rate companies pay for business in the U.S. minus what they pay to foreign country.  … Continue reading

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French Demonstrations Doom Fuel Tax Climate Strategy

We’ve been told for years that an essential part of the solution to global warming is to put a tax on carbon dioxide.  Gradually but substantially increase it and then the free market would take care of things.  People will gradually … Continue reading

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Has the Trump Bump become a Trump Dump?

Two huge stock market drops last week.  Interest rates for ten-year bonds nearly the same as for three-year bonds.   Housing prices at highs not seen since the giddy and deranged time of 2007-2008.   Nervous Wall Street types whispering the dreaded … Continue reading

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