A wedding is meant to cement a union. Like an epoxy, it mixes two separate elements to form a new compound. And like all win-win deals, sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn’t.
It was a slow week, interrupted by the Fourth of July holiday. Stocks bounced around a bit, going nowhere special. Even the Trump Show had been relatively calm, with no new ratings boosts.
‘I spent much of my life in Louisiana,’ began a financial analyst we met in Paris. ‘People there have a very different way of looking at things.’ Our friend was about to explain why he…
Typically, a market crash happens at the worst possible moment…when prices are still near a peak…and when ‘nobody could have seen it coming’.
There is always a hidden war going on. On one side are the honest people who try to get along…On the other side are the crooks, scoundrels, and the jackasses.
Stalin’s secret service couldn’t keep up with everyone all the time. But now, thanks to Big Data…it’s a piece of cake.
We are preparing to connect some sinister dots. Specifically, how the tech industry got into bed with the Deep State, and what a monstrous offspring this union may produce.
This ‘Russian meddling’ story has been explored by a special prosecutor and followed daily by the press. But it is still as much a mystery to us as the virgin birth.
Modern economists are wrong about a lot of things…But they’re not wrong about everything. And one thing they are right about is trade. Import taxes may be good politics, but they are very rarely good…
Oh, those devious Canadians. Now, they’re coming down here and buying our shoes! Unless something is done, Americans will soon be barefoot.
Our working hypothesis is that General Eisenhower was right. There were two big temptations to the American Republic of the 1950s; subsequent generations gave in to both of them.
Elected in 1952, Dwight Eisenhower ended the Korean War, balanced the budget, reduced US debt as a percentage of GDP by nearly 15%, and reduced government spending
What a rollicking good time we’ve had these past few days. The G7…the North Korean summit…Canada’s ‘backstabber’ chief… Did any generation before us enjoy so much cheap entertainment?
Last week, it was war with Europe. This week, it’s bombs over Toronto. Plans are being drawn up for two walls. One across the southern border to keep Mexicans out, and one across the 49th…