Tag: Economy

2016 Election, Economy

If Donald Trump Scares You, You Should See a Depression

Guest post by Lee Presser. America’s fiscal year is October 1 to September 30.  With two month left in FY16, the U.S. Treasury has already paid creditors $380,925,428,211.67 in interest costs.  (That’s $381 Billion)  http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/ir/ir_expense.htm The average interest rate was just over 2%.  http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/rates/pd/avg/2016/2016_07.htm  It is expected that the last two month’s of this fiscal …

Economics and Economy

Insane: Stocks Markets Rally On Economic Disasters

Eurozone’s economy is basically in recession. Walmart lowered expectations. Again. The world is teetering on the edge of World War. The US is launching Iraq War 3.0: Mission Accomplished Accomplished. Germany’s economy is flat, and Italy and France are getting worse. Risk is high. Corporate debt is staggering. The Fed’s balance sheet is a sea …

Economics and Economy

Are We Watching The Central Bank Era End?

Are they going to peg all the banks? Why, they could buy ground and build a new Mississippi cheaper. They are pegging Bulletin Tow-head now. It won’t do any good. If the river has got a mortgage on that island, it will foreclose, sure, pegs or no pegs. — Mark Twain quoting Uncle Mumford, Life on …

Economics and Economy

Richard Florida Has the Relationship Between Home Ownership and Growth All Wrong

In a column intended to attract readers, not to promote hard economics, Rotman University economist Richard Florida declares that home ownership is terrible for the US Economy. The problem is, like many economists, Florida’s understanding of home ownership is 180 degrees ass-backwards.  Florida thinks that home ownership is supposed to cause economic growth. Instead of …

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NYT Describes Mayhem of “Taxmageddon”, And It Will Scare You Sick

Financial Armageddon

What the hell’s going on at NYT? First, they do a piece on Andrew Breitbart. Then they warn the world that Taxmageddon will crush the world in 2013, beginning with the USA. Here’s how Business Insider summarized the David Leohardt article: Basically, with no changes to current law, taxes will rise for everyone, and after …

Economics and Economy

Who Killed the American Job Machine

Maureen Dowd’s having trouble slathering make-up on her favorite pigs these days. Her President—the man for whom she surrendered all pretense of intelligence, wisdom, and self-control—is flailing. And Maureen Dowd is going all wobbly.  Wobbly on Obama. Wobbly on America.  Wobbly on life.  Here’s an exceprt: On the razor’s edge of another recession; blocked at …

Economics and Economy

Obama Makes It Worse

“It” could refer to anything. Anything at all.  In this case, though, I’m referring to unemployment.  Well, maybe I’m referring to the economy overall. Unemployment rate rises to 9.1%, 54K jobs added « Hot AirObama has increased regulation, seized entire industries (auto, student loans, commercial banking, medicine), and borrowed more money faster than all previous …