Monthly Archives: January 2014

Opportunity, Trade, and Back-handed Compliments — the Weekly Web Gems

And this year’s NYT Prize goes to . . . Lew Rockwell of the Mises Institute. And in his response to the State’s chief propaganda arm, Lew reminds us of the good company one is in when the NYT takes … Continue reading

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QE and Bubbles

Did QE create a bubble? Will the stock market pull back when the historically low interest rates go up? These are questions we hear all the time from prognosticators who make their money selling predictions. I always start by reminding my clients … Continue reading

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Black Markets, Behemoths, and Bitcoin — Your Weekly Web Gems

Black-market organ sales? . . . Not as creepy as it sounds when you consider the alternative system we’re currently under. Executive power (12:49) . . . Chris Edelson of American University discusses the expanding reach of the Presidency, from … Continue reading

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No such thing as a free lunch, but I WILL buy you dinner…

You’ve heard the expression: no such thing as a free lunch. What it means, of course, is that even if you’re not directly paying for something – lunch or some other freebee – you’re still paying for it. Somehow. Somewhere. I … Continue reading

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The Inevitable 401k Bubble — And how to avoid it.

Most 401k participants are almost certain to fall prey to bursting bubbles. Here are two reasons why. First, coaching and education is missing from 401k services. The participants are not generally well coached. Even though education is one of the … Continue reading

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