Race To The Bottom

“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” – Vladimir Lenin   Dear Reader, I’m writing today from 71 NyHavn Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. In a few hours the group I… Read More

Getting Your Ducks In A Row

“The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.” — Warren Buffet   Dear Reader, I suppose the question is not if, but when. The bell rings recession. Some people dare not even whisper its name – the… Read More

Innovation v. Government Policy

“Which is going to help you better?” Hmm, anonymous Dear Reader, Part of our reason to write to you – internet marketing – requires us to pull on your heartstrings. We prefer not to. Pero es lo que es.  If… Read More

The Death of the Office

I should have burned this place down when I had the chance. — Michael Scott, the Office, Season 7   Dear Reader, Since the world ended, the office buildings of the Agora Companies have been a wasteland. Where did everyone… Read More

Buckle Up, Cupcake

“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.” — President Ronald Reagan   Dear Reader, “Today,” writes Garett Baldwin in the newly minted Agora Uncensored, “6,307… Read More

Wait, Am I An Anarchist?

“The difference is that some look beyond the immediate – what is seen – and ask: ‘And then, what will happen’? – looking for the unseen.” — Thomas Sowell Dear Reader, We’ve had this experience more than once in our… Read More

Inflation Run Amok

“Much have I suffered, labored long and hard by now in the waves and wars. Add this to the total—bring the trial on!” — Odysseus, by some guy known as Homer   Dear Reader, “Buy when everyone is in pain,”… Read More

Big Bout at the Blue Lagoon

“A bad rower blames his oars.” — Icelandic Proverb Dear Reader, It’s the match-up of the century. Dirty fuel versus Clean Energy. Petroleum vs Solar-Wind-Geothermal. Think Ali vs Smokin’ Joe Frazier. Out with the old, bring in the new. Honestly,… Read More

Invest Like An Alligator

“Don’t taunt an alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.” — Dan Rather Dear Reader, Marin Katusa invests like an alligator. An alligator floats at the surface and bides its time. Waits and waits. Then lurches forward all at once…. Read More

Remaking The World Order

“A financial crisis is a great time for professional investors and a horrible time for average ones.” — Robert Kiyosaki Dear Reader, If you’re an investor, you know we just passed through the worst performing first-half of a year since… Read More

The Melting Glacier of Reason

“Which side are you on?” – Pete Seeger Dear Reader, “There most certainly is climate change on planet earth,” writes Don. Our cup runneth over with people responding to our Session this week. We’re like a model who gets to… Read More