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Law of Bad Ideas

A proposal by French president Francois Hollande got me thinking about "The Law of Bad Ideas".

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A Health Reform Republicans and Democrats Agree On

The most important question in health reform is this: How should the government subsidize private health insurance?

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Hollande Promises Tax Harmonization in Six Years if Foreign Businesses Invest in France Now

French president Francois Hollande is seriously deranged if he expects businesses to take him up on his latest offer to Invest in France Now, See Harmonization in Six Years.

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US Household Debt Climbs by Most Since 2007, Mortgage Debt Leads the Way; Annually Student Debt and Autos Lead the Way

Given stagnant wages and higher taxes, the only way households can increase spending is to go further into debt.

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Fed Lying About QE, Media Not Paying Attention

Since the introduction of QE 3, honest-looking Fed chairman Bernanke told the Wall-Street media circus after each FOMC meeting that the money-printing binge in the coming month would expand the Fed’s balance sheet by $85 billion. A fact cited wor...

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Democracy and Government Spending: Extend and Pretend

Over the past 80 years, governments have been expected to provide more and more social services. That means bigger and bigger bills for the taxpayers

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Forward Guidance

“Guidance” is the new organizing credo of US financial life with Janet Yellen officially installed as the new Wizard of Oz at the Federal Reserve.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It would seem that this is a great crime, of which they are all guilty. How frightened hypocrisy hastens to defend itself, and to get under cover

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Crazy Abenomics Orgy In Japan Is Ending Already – Pounding Hangover Next - Wolf Richter

Kudos to the Bank of Japan. Its heroic campaign to water down the yen has borne fruit. The people may not have noticed it because it’s not indicated on their bank and brokerage statements, but 20% of their magnificent wealth has gone up in smoke ...

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The Japanese Feel The Heat From The Big Lie Of Abenomics – Wolf Richter- Testosterone Pit

Inflation without compensation and a consumption tax hike make a very toxic mix.

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