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Mystery of Atlantis Solved

Franklin @ December 17, 2007 # One Comment

Plato tells us in Timaeus about Atlantis: Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent (…) and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind. […]

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Greenspan: Give Homeowners Financial Aid: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

Franklin @ December 17, 2007 # One Comment

Keynes to the rescue! Greenspan did not specifically call for a tax cut. Instead, he called for the government to apply money to the severe housing market slump. Such a cash infusion would typically come through a tax break or a new government spending program. From Keynes to Monetarism and back to Keynesian economics. Oh, […]

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Franklin @ December 15, 2007 # 2 Comments

Today I am republishing John Mauldin’s Weekly Newsletter. If you find it interesting you will find subscription information at the bottom of the post. John Mauldin, who for years has been involved in private money management and alternative investments, is a much sought after financial strategist and consultant. He’s the author of Bull’s Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market, Just One Thing: Twelve of the World’s Best Investors Reveal the One Strategy You Can’t Overlook, and The Millennium Wave: Prosper (& Profit!) in a Future of Accelerating Change (which I haven’t read yet).

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Disposable Personal Income Shows Disturbing Historical Trend

Franklin @ December 13, 2007 # 7 Comments

An observation of a disturbing trend on disposable personal income. Some possible causes and more questions.

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Universal Health Care: How Stupid Have They Figured Out We Are?

Franklin @ December 12, 2007 # 10 Comments

Dispelling the common myths against Universal Health Care with data. How politicians distorted the truth to take from the American people the right to a healthy life.

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Timing The October High And November Bottom Of Dow Jones

Franklin @ December 9, 2007 # 2 Comments

Over the past two months (actually beginning October 1st) I conducted a documented experiment on this site. Although Reuters and other media republished some of the articles, my impression is that this exercise in market timing went completely unnoticed.

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How Your 401k And IRA Rob You

Franklin @ December 8, 2007 # No Comment Yet

“Don’t worry about a thing;” said my doctor, “I have an excellent risk management program for your health.”

“Great, that sounds great,” I said, “I like avoiding risk. What are the risks you see in the management of my health?”

“Well, you know, the functioning of the human body is a mystery, it is random. So the most important thing is to medicate you for different possible diseases and go around changing the medication as I see you evolve.”

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The Rags To Riches Trap

Franklin @ December 7, 2007 # 2 Comments

We are impressionable animals. Our biology evolved to help us pay attention to the unusual in the pattern.

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US Businesses in Recession-Like Mode

Franklin @ December 2, 2007 # 4 Comments

This chart shows

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The Myth of Republican Fiscal Conservatism

Franklin @ November 30, 2007 # 13 Comments

Seeing Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney fight over who is more of a fiscal conservative made me think that they are actually barking up the wrong tree. You see, although the Republican Party claims to be the party of “small government”, and many fiscal conservatives vote Republican for that reason, the record shows that the […]

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