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The Myth Of Gold as Inflation Hedge

Franklin @ December 2, 2007 # 23 Comments

Gold sellers like to write long articles and develop interesting theories to provide rational justification for their business.

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Official Reports Confirm Economy Worse Than in 2000

Franklin @ October 11, 2007 # One Comment

The Dow Jones’ new high is a numeric illusion The Personal Savings Rate is at the same level it was during the last recession Economic growth (GDP) is lower than inflation growth (i.e., the economy is not growing) Even after adjusting for inflation, cost of living is 17% higher than it was in 2000 The […]

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I have $ 100,000,000,000 and yet I can’t retire

Franklin @ September 29, 2007 # 12 Comments

The past week you certainly have (and in the next few weeks you will) read a lot about the dollar and its relation to other currencies. Most of the articles fail to explain what the real value of money is. In some cases, I think, economists just ignore out of convenience what the impact of […]

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Bernanke’s creative solution: Let’s do it again

Franklin @ August 30, 2007 # 8 Comments

According to an AP article dated August 29, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke proposed the most creative solution to the foreclosure crisis to date: “Let’s do it all over again.” Of course those are not his words, God forbid a Fed Chairman should speak clearly! Instead, he “suggested that policymakers look for ways to encourage […]

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