Monthly Archives: January 2015

Keynes, Uber, the surveillance state: WEB GEMS

Rebalance! (1:23) . . . Mark Matson reminds us again what it takes to be a disciplined, long-term investor. Left wing, right wing, they’re all Keynesians . . . and why moving money around doesn’t make us richer. America’s worst … Continue reading

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Ducks, grapes, and banks: WEBGEMS

Forbidden fruit (7:00) . . . California raisin farmers refuse to hand over the 47% of their crop that the USDA has grown used to stealing. You go, raisin farmers! Free market vs. the central bank . . . Frank … Continue reading

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Stop HOPING! As a long-term strategy it doesn’t work

“Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in … Continue reading

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Borders, the FED, and unintended consequences: WEB GEMS

Buyer’s remorse. . . Are the democrats jumping the Obama-care ship or just making sure there are enough lifeboats? The casualties of care . . . As the employer mandate takes effect, the ones who are hurt may be the very … Continue reading

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Fire me NOW!

When do I fire my investment advisor? When he sends you an email like the one below. As a Registered Investment Advisor I receive emails of this type (despite my efforts to unsubscribe) pretty much every hour.  This year, the … Continue reading

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