Media ignores Trump at Davos!
January 23, 2020 22:09 Posted in: Economy, Events, Media, Policy, Trump - Ronald Reagan said it best, "the trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." Reagan’s sentiment is illustrated quite clearly in the rabid, mouth-foaming, dystopian predictions they issued prior to Trump’s election, and even afterward. This is probably why the mainstream didn’t air much of Trump’s Davos speech… Continue Reading
Final pre-primary season Democrat Debate Analysis and Predictions
January 15, 2020 01:25 Posted in: Economy - With 20 days to go to the February 3 Iowa caucus, the Democrats held their final pre-primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate was fairly benign. Since Joe Biden is the Democrat default candidate, with no major gaffs, I guess we will give the win to Joe for the debate. There were a few zingers. Probably the biggest contentious… Continue Reading
Women Power the Trump Economy Even Higher in December – What Next?
January 11, 2020 13:43 Posted in: Economy - Axios - There are more women on American payrolls than men as of the latest U.S. jobs report. The data reflects a hiring boom in industries that are female-dominated, while sectors that are more likely to employ men remain less so in total job gains. The last time women overtook men in payrolls was “during a stretch between June 2009… Continue Reading
Soft porn! It’s what Gwyneth paltrow wants to put under your Christmas tree!
December 10, 2019 21:03 Posted in: Culture, Economy - Gwyneth Paltrow is an actress who created a wellness brand known as Goop. Her latest promotional foray is an ad shocking even by her past standards. Andrew Breitbart is quoted as saying, "politics is downstream from culture." The play on words is a nice inverse of James Carville's, "It’s the economy, stupid!" Breitbart knew if you can change the culture,… Continue Reading
Can we tax the rich to prosperity?
December 7, 2019 06:49 Posted in: Economy, Policy - Us News and World Report - the United States is often presented by the left as a horrible shift away from the high levels of tax progressivity that characterized the tax system in the mid-20th century. This conventional account points to top marginal tax rates that were over 90% for the wealthiest Americans in the 1950s and remained at 70%… Continue Reading
Trump economy, like the “Energizer Bunny,” just keeps going, November 2019 review
December 6, 2019 22:02 Posted in: Economy - Axios - The U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs in November, above the 187,000 economists expected, the government said on Friday, as the unemployment rate fell back to a 50-year low of 3.5%. In the actual government BLS report, it stated that notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services. Employment rose in manufacturing, reflecting the… Continue Reading
Fiat currency the fuel of leftists – will the Fed rescue us from wealth inequality?
November 29, 2019 06:13 Posted in: Economy, Policy - From Bernie Sanders to Warren Buffett, many say that US wealth inequality is a problem. In 2019, big ideas about how to solve it have been in the air. One of the most unlikely solutions is emerging from the Federal Reserve (Fed) ... Ut oh. Neel Kashkari, the outspoken dove at the Minneapolis Fed, says monetary policy can play the… Continue Reading
First Pilgrims tried SOCIALISM, it FAILED – your lesson to learn this Thanksgiving Day
November 28, 2019 09:35 Posted in: Economy, Policy - Gun Enthusiast Speaks - Bernie Sanders is a proclaimed Socialist, and he campaigned on the idea of bringing more socialist ideas to the government if he were elected President. Bernie criticized Elizabeth Warren as a capitalist, but the reality is they are two peas in a pod - socialists. Bernie thinks that socialism is a new great idea and right… Continue Reading
Hong Kong feels the boot on the neck from COMMUNIST China
November 19, 2019 03:51 Posted in: Economy, Events - South China Morning Post - While we are all watching the clown impeachment hearings, there are other things going on around the world. A day after tear gas and violence returned to Hong Kong’s streets, following a week’s respite, two more protests are being held on Sunday afternoon. And all eyes are on whether the 12th straight weekend of anti-government… Continue Reading
Impeachment looky here, does the Fed have a plan B?
November 13, 2019 23:24 Posted in: Economy - You would have to be living under a rock if you haven't been watching the impeachment clown show of President Donald Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats are having a political orgasm. The Republicans are shaking their heads in disgust. Everyone understands that the impeachment hearings are going nowhere - Trump won't be convicted in the Republican-held Senate.… Continue Reading