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Thriller about political economy

Franklin @ March 11, 2012 # No Comment Yet

I stumbled upon Beatrice Gerard’s Hunting for Sparrows when looking for some light reading for the weekend. It’s a thriller, but it underlines two different philosophies of economic development. There is action and the rest, of course, and a good dose of, what shall I call it, eroticism, but what struck my attention was the debate between Supply Side […]

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Increase in productivity (we are all Haitian)

Franklin @ February 23, 2010 # 6 Comments

Image via Wikipedia I haven’t written in the longest time. My last post, I see, was back in November. What could, you would ask, force an able-body-human-being-who-enjoys-sharing-his-unwanted-opinions-with-strangers (that’s my real name) to stay away from writing and almost forget the password of the blogsite? The answer my friends, is blowing in the increase in productivity […]

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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 Reagonomics  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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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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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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Rally to Begin for At Least Two Months

Franklin @ October 3, 2008 # One Comment

I mentioned before that there is no correlation between the markets and the economy. As matter of fact, when the Dow Jones was at 14,000 I wrote about how bad the economy actually was. It is easy to talk about a bad economy when things look bad, it is another story to do it when […]

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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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Don’t Hold Your Breath for a Pink Wardrobe Malfunction

Franklin @ September 8, 2008 # 2 Comments

If you are expecting that a Pink Wardrobe Malfunction or other such public calamity will obliterate any future political chances for Sarah Palin (and yes, I am talking to you, who has hopes she will do poorly during the debate), leave all your hopes. Now! If all the negative attention the poor choice for VP […]

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