The Urge To Splurge is Still Strong

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” — Billy Graham The second mass shooting in May. What’s wrong with people? The shooting happened in an otherwise… Read More

Can You Make Money During a Downturn?

“It would be silly to expect every bear market to turn into the Great Depression. It would be equally wrong to expect that a fall from overvalued, to more fairly valued, couldn’t badly overshoot on the downside.” – Seth Klarman,… Read More

I Hate Losing

“The idea that I [should] trust my eyes more than the stats, I don’t buy that because I’ve seen magicians pull rabbits out of hats and I know that the rabbit’s not in there. — Billy Beane, World Series winning… Read More

Eisenhower’s America 2.0

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” — Dwight Eisenhower   Dear Reader, Nomi recently confessed to me she has a crush on President Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower. She spent one hot… Read More

Conjured Money and a Rigged System

“His money is twice tainted. ‘Taint yours and ‘taint mine.” — Mark Twain Dear Reader, Scandals and corporate favoritism… conjured money and a rigged system… … these are the themes our guest writer this week, Nomi Prins, covers from an… Read More

Why Some Win And Some Lose During A Recession

Dear Reader, Our son Henry graduates today from New York University (NYU). As you might imagine, there are various events over the next couple of days we’d like to attend.  As such, we invited Nomi Prins to hold down the… Read More

America’s Great Financial Distortion

“I contend that financial markets never reflect the underlying reality accurately; they always distort it in some way or another and the distortions find expression in market prices. Those distortions can, occasionally, find ways to affect the fundamentals that market… Read More

Why Some Win And Some Lose During A Recession

“We have these real things going on. The Fed can’t create fuel. The Fed can’t create food. There are real supply chain issues… pushing prices up regardless of what the Fed does or doesn’t do.” — Nomi Prins, The Distortion… Read More

An Infant Story Of American Scarcity

“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” – Thomas Sowell Dear Reader, In… Read More

Wars, Wheat, Dust and “Unseemly Ignorance”

“The new migrants from the dust bowl are here to stay. They are the best American stock, intelligent, resourceful; and, if given a chance, socially responsible. To attempt to force them into a peonage of starvation and intimidated despair will… Read More

What Causes A Food Shortage?

“You don’t have to be a prophet or a psychic to see the future. All you have to be is an average observer and notice bare grocery shelves to know food shortages are coming.” — Jarod Kintz   Dear Reader,… Read More