Category Archives: finance

Germans Are Weird, Part 5,699 as the EU Collapses

Recently, Bavarian Finance Minister Markus Söder posed for a Carnival Themed TV Show Friday, in full punk-rock regalia. His t-shirt reads “Hast Du mal nen Euro?” or “Do you have a Euro?” Click on the link to see more pictures, … Continue reading

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China’s Weaknesses

The Wall Street Journal pointed out some uncomfortable truths about China’s oil vulnerabilities. China became the biggest importer of crude oil from Saudi Arabia in 2009, surpassing the US. Most of China’s crude comes from Saudi Arabia: The Middle East … Continue reading

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The Shadow Banking System and The Return of Risk

Several articles in the Financial Times have highlighted how the political response to risk in the financial system, and indeed in society, have driven risk into a “shadow system” of institutions and individuals that are largely unregulated or known, driving … Continue reading

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Home Ownership: The End of the American Dream

When reading newspapers, magazines, and online stories, it is important to remember that journalists are mostly, lazy hacks who write whatever Journolist or other co-ordinated efforts tell them to write, often pushing the Democratic Party line of the day. Journalists … Continue reading

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