Archive For: July 2015

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Legendary Fund Manager John Bogle Calls Wall Street's Number-----99% Of Trading ($32 Trillion/Year) Is A Waste

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Putin Is Right: The National Endowment For Democracy Is The CIA's Trojan Horse

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If You Like Soaring Medical Bills You Can Keep Them-------Feds Forecast Health Care Spending Will Hit Nearly 20% Of GDP

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Stealth Recession? The GDP Benchmark Revisions Show 5-Quarters Of 1% Growth

According to the latest GDP revisions I may have been off in my projection of where the recession began. I wrote in 2013 that if pressed I would name October 2012 as the start of the recession. There were many reasons for that assessment; retail sales suddenly and sharply slowing, durable goods and particularly capital...

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Here’s The Bad News That Nobody Is Telling You About The Record Lows In Initial Unemployment Claims

The headline, fictional, seasonally adjusted (SA) number of initial unemployment claims for last week came in at 267,000. The Wall Street economist crowd consensus guess close to the mark this week, at 272,000. We focus on the trend of the actual data Instead of the seasonally manipulated headline number expectations game. Facts tend to be more useful than the economic establishment’s…

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Mind The B2B Trend------Business Spending Is Rolling Over

["3 Things" is a weekly publication of ideas, usually contrarian, to provoke thoughtful discussions and decision-making processes.

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What Inflation Shortfall: rising Rents Outpace Wages In Wide Swaths Of US

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Narendra Modi's Faltering Revolution-------Big Government Conservatives Are Not Fixing India's Stifling Dirigisme

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Chart Of The Day: Labor Force Participation Rates Since 2000 By Age Cohort

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Francisco Franco Rajoy------Spain Goes Full Bore Police State

Spain's officially a police state now. On July 1st, its much-protested "gag" law went into effect, instantly making criminals of those protesting the new law. Among the many new repressive stipulations is a €30,000-€600,000 fine for "unauthorized protests," which can be combined for maximum effect with a €600-€300,000 fine for "disrupting public events."

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