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And yet the data shows a fast recovery

Franklin @ December 31, 2010 # 2 Comments

This is an update to a post published almost two years ago: Some Historical Perspective on the Current Recession.Back then I analyzed data until the third quarter of 2008. The data showed that we weren’t in a depression yet, and that Up to the 3rd quarter of 2008, the economic recession was shallower than the […]

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Some Historical Perspective on the Current Recession

Franklin @ January 2, 2009 # 7 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Back in 2007, a simple device allowed me to pin-point the start of the current recession on the fourth quarter of 2007. Instead of relying on massaged data, I simply looked at what was the real situation of American corporations. For doing so, with the Bureau of Economic Analysis data on GDP […]

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And Now They Tell US

Franklin @ December 1, 2008 # 8 Comments

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Last year around this time I said: You read it here first: The US economy has been in recession since the fourth quarter of 2007 and is now starting to get out (thanks to the Fed‘s “free money”). Says who? Just all the American corporations. Today we received the […]

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The Terrible Plot of The American Economy

Franklin @ September 24, 2008 # One Comment

I am so bored with the latest installment of the movie The Big Scam. Not only we have seen it all too many times, but the casting is all wrong. I must admit that the casting of Paulson as the evil terrorist who threatens with the destruction of the American and world economies if he […]

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What’s Happening to The Republic

Franklin @ September 22, 2008 # One Comment

Some days I regret not having done something. For instance, I regret not having titled one of my articles Fear and Looting in Wall Street. This was back in August of 2007, and I thought then that it was going to be seen as a will exaggeration. Fast forward to the mother of all bailouts […]

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The need for re-industrializing America

Franklin @ August 5, 2008 # 7 Comments

(Originally posted at my.barackobama.com) Beyond political discourse, we need to face the reality that America’s economy has been declining since mid 2001. The economic policies of the Bush administration did nothing to encourage the creation of new industries. If we use the image of an engine to represent the economy, what the Bush administration has […]

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US Economy: Fit, Fat or Bloated?

Franklin @ May 2, 2008 # 2 Comments

President Bush’s refusal to admit the US economy is in a recession is just proof of his delusional state of mind. If you dismissed his idea that people were going to be waiting for the US army with flowers in the streets of Baghdad as an honest mistake, and his handling of the Katrina crisis […]

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The Richest Country On Earth

Franklin @ April 21, 2008 # 21 Comments

If you thought the richest country on earth was the United States, you were wrong. If you thought it was China, you may be right. The truth is, it is pretty damn difficult to determine which country is the richest one on earth. This is because answering that question implies answering a broader question: “What […]

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A Streetcar Named Wishful Economic Thinking

Franklin @ April 15, 2008 # 12 Comments

We are broke. We may have a couple more months of sustained living if the Fed keeps injecting liquidity into the system, but to all intents and purposes, America is broke. For the past 50 years we have been sustaining low unemployment rates (albeit not as low as the official figures show), based on a […]

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Why Current Inflation Hurts So Much?

Franklin @ February 14, 2008 # 7 Comments

The other day I wrote at www.tradingurus.com that the current inflation rate is historically low. That article was geared towards investors, and pointed out that the current administration has a lot more room to give money away to avert the current financial crisis. By the way, the idea behind www.tradingurus.com is that since American workers […]

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