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Lacy Hunt: “No Increase in Standard of Living Since 1997” There’s a belief among certain economists – and the wider population – that if the government takes a more active role in the economy, the social outcome can be improved. Dr. Lacy Hunt, executive VP of Hoisington Investment Management Company (HIMCO), says it’s a false […]

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One of the many benefits of living in beautiful Sacramento, CA is the access to local produce.  We receive two CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes each week from nearby farms that contain beautiful fruits and vegetables that are far tastier than any you’d find in a conventional grocery store (at a competitive price to boot). […]

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The bear market in life, liberty, and property may still have some room to run – especially if today’s election in France is any indication.  The need for austerity will soon meet unrealistic handout expectations in the US, Western Europe, and Japan, writes David Galland. On the bright side, though, the economics professor from Florida […]

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Economic naysayers, eat this – can you spot the mega-trend in food stamps? Click to enlarge.  You might want to sit down first. Source: USDA.gov Here’s the key constituency for the 2012 election…more bread for the food stamp recipients! 45 million total recipients today – holy cow.  Maybe if there’s one surprise, it’s that our […]

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Hats off to Jon Stewart, the only “mainstream” media member who consistently gives Ron Paul the time of day.  And he poses reasonable questions and challenges to Paul to boot. Paul may not win…in fact I’m pretty sure the country as a whole is too dumb to elect him.  We’ve alternated between fascists and socialists […]

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I know a lot of our readers are looking forward to Obama’s upcoming job miracle speech – looking forward to drinking some whiskey straight from the bottle, that is!  Well misery loves company, and if you’ve had enough of the stimulus and bailouts, you’re not alone…it feels like Groundhog Day! A Raging Case of Bailout […]

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Contrary Investing favorite Ron Paul – perhaps the only politician in the world we feel warm and fuzzy about – lays out an excellent explanation of the Austrian school of economics for Fox News.  He gets into the good Austrian stuff around the 11 minute mark. What exactly is so hard to understand when it […]

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Nice job (as usual) by the folks at Reason Magazine, providing a little sanity and perspectives on these elections: And you can read the full article over at Reason.com: http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/03/reasontv-3-reasons-this-electi (hat tip Carson on the link) I concur with their conclusion, as I haven’t yet seen evidence that the current political structure in the United States […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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