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Inflation

Bernanke Announces QE3

September 13, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed will purchase more than $40 billion a month of mortgage-backed securities, or in other words to embark on a third round of targeted quantitative easing as a way to help the stalling economy.  The markets rallied, Wall Street was smiling, and in no way was this [...]

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The Coming Economic Decline

May 16, 2011

America is headed for an economic decline.  What’s that, you say?  We are already in the midst economic slump?  While that seems to be true, the economic data points to the fact that the U.S. economy declined in 2008-2009, remained stagnant throughout most of 2010, and showed some light growth in 2011.  Yet there are [...]

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“Quantitative Easing” Inflation Fuse was Lit Yesterday

November 4, 2010

With all the highs and lows of the last few days, a news story which seemed to have been buried by all but a few news outlets was the Federal Reserve’s decision to buy $600 billion in government bonds, with the room to buy up to $900 billion if needed.  This “quantitative easing” is an [...]

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China’s #2 Economy

August 16, 2010

The figures are in and as of the second quarter of 2010, China has surpassed Japan as the world’s second largest economy.  Not bad, but in late 1800s, China technically had the world’s second largest economy too — it’s all a matter of perspective.  Don’t worry, the Japanese don’t sweat being passed by their historic [...]

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More Unexpected News: Inflation Rising Faster than Expected

February 18, 2010

In addition to the news on the ‘unexpected’ rise in new jobless claims, more economic news was released today regarding inflation, with producer prices rising at a rate of 1.4%.  Analysts were surprised.  However, it makes sense that when a government gets more and more involved in the economy, pumping trillions in through debt spending, [...]

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The Other Shoe

December 15, 2009

Consider this: $700 billion for TARP $800 billion for the Obama Stimulus Porkulus $170 billion for Bush’s 2008 stimulus $5.5 trillion in outlays by the Federal Reserve to shore up the banking industry $3.1 trillion 2009 Federal Budget $3.55 trillion 2010 Federal Budget That brings the total spending of the Federal Government for 2008 to [...]

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Obama Moving America To Economic Ruin

April 3, 2009

Anyone with even a basic understanding of idea of Economics will understand that when there is no balance between expenditures and receipts, disaster will usually become inevitable.  Sure, the average person or business that is deep in debt can refinance, perform balance transfers to new lines of credit, and move money around, but in the [...]

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