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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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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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The Real Economy III: The People’s GDP

Franklin @ May 4, 2008 # 10 Comments

Back in November, I showed how the capital of American businesses was contracting. I said "regardless of any official announcement of recessions, US businesses have been behaving as they normally do during recessions." It is hard to understand why American businesses are becoming recession-like illiquid when the GDP numbers don’t seem to show any signs […]

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American Workers’ Dwindling Participation in America’s Riches

Franklin @ May 2, 2008 # One Comment

The following chart shows the salaries of American workers compared to GDP. As you can see, it has been falling steadily since 1969. But for a few good years during the Clinton administration, American workers have very little to cheer about, having less participation in the economy than during the depression years. This is not […]

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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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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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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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US Businesses in Recession-Like Mode

Franklin @ December 2, 2007 # 4 Comments

This chart shows

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