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Despite Risks, Workers Guzzle Company Stock – WSJ.com

Franklin @ August 12, 2009 # 2 Comments

Image via Wikipedia What can I say? Companies found the ultimate bag holder? Next week I will write an article about when the Obama administration will finally stop talking down the economy. Hint, it won’t be before we all are crying uncle. I think I understand the cunning ways of this administration. I may even […]

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On long term trends

Franklin @ August 11, 2009 # 4 Comments

From an historical perspective, the Dow could go down to around 3,600 and all would had happened is that the speculative bubble of ReagonomicsĀ  would have been completelly deflated. Get a complete chart of the Dow, trace a line from the bottom in 1942 connecting with 1974 and you will see how in 1981 the […]

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The kintiskton llc dispointment

Franklin @ August 9, 2009 # 8 Comments

You look at the spike on your traffic and you wonder which article was submitted to Digg or Reddit. After checking your blog log, you find out that the traffic to your articles is just normal. What a disappointment. And yet, you see these big spikes in traffic that have turned some seamingly normal people […]

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Gold retesting 1,000 and then…

Franklin @ February 22, 2009 # 6 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Really exciting (yawn) move in gold. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that gold was breaking up and was going to re-test the previous high. I just guess there are plenty of articles “explaining” why gold is going up. I have no patience or interest in reading them as the only […]

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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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Web 3.0 in the making

Franklin @ November 20, 2008 # 3 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Web 1.0 was all about proprietary content. Web 2.0 is (or was) all about crowdsourcing and collective content. Web 3.0 seems to be a self referential parallel universe were everything is a meme of a meme. A recent comment on Reddit about an ebay meme based on the seven legged spider meme, […]

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Being Independent On Election Day

Franklin @ November 2, 2008 # 3 Comments

We independents face this same problem with every election: neither candidate reflects our thoughts, views, or aspirations. If you asked me whom I would be happy to vote for, I would say: maybe a Denis Kucinich – Ron Paul formula. You see, I don’t see the divisions across party lines, and there are some issues […]

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It’s the History, Stupid

Franklin @ October 18, 2008 # 4 Comments

Image by Tony the Misfit via Flickr McCain decided to attack Obama’s tax plan with the catchy phrase “America did not become the greatest country on earth by spreading the wealth around.” Unfortunately for Mr. McCain , that’s exactly the way America became the “greatest country on earth”, whatever that means. You see, there is […]

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Congress expected to pass financial rescue package: Getting Ready for a Deeper Recession

Franklin @ September 28, 2008 # 7 Comments

Congress expected to pass financial rescue package: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance So, Wall Street put a gun to the head of the American public two months before the election and got what they wanted. I wrote before that a liquidity crisis in a fiat money system is only possible during hyperinflation. In September of […]

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