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Fresh Look

If you come here everyday, you might notice that the look of my site has changed.  I want to thank you very much for your support since I started blogging.  It means a lot to me.  I often tell people …

America Is Close to Losing Its Freedom

If you don’t know who John Cochrane is you should.  He blogs at The Grumpy Economist.  He recently wrote a piece entitled, “The Rule of Law in The Regulatory State”.  It is one of the clearest eyed things I have …

Photos

I am in a place where the only time I get internet or cell is when I come to the coffee shop in town.  It’s slow, but for what I need it works.  I posted some photos on PeggSite.  Check …

Greece and the US

The high drama in Greece is happening now.  It’s pretty hard to predict what’s going to happen.  Markets aren’t open right now, so it’s hard to quantify what the markets really think.  They open up in about 8 hours, so …

Get Rid of The Confederate Flag Now

Since the tragic Charleston shootings, there has been a call to stop displaying the Confederate flag.   I don’t think that there is any cause/effect of displaying the flag and racial hatred.  Turns out, the person that did the shooting …

The Obama Trade Bill

I am surprised at all the controversy around the Obama trade bill.  Free trade is good for everyone.  The less we tax, tariff and protect trade the better.  Many subsidies that go to US Corporations started because of protectionism. What’s …

Want a Tip On A Cool Phone App?

I met William Mougayar  online.  He lives in Waterloo near Toronto and is connected to the tech scene there.  He runs a great resource blog called Startup Management.  We have skyped and communicated a lot via social media.  Over a …

Prediction Markets

InTrade was shut down by the Feds in 2013 and I was sad to see it go.  InTrade was a prediction market.  Prediction markets are powerful things.  Futures markets are prediction markets.  Economic theory for the ideas behind prediction markets …

Network Theory and Ebola

One of the trends sweeping through our world today is “Networks Beat Hierarchy” and another is “Everyone a Node on a Network”. Here is a video on an academic paper that presents network theory and how to use it for …

Stand With People That Fight For Freedom

One of the most worrisome things to a lot of Americans is how our government agencies have armed themselves in the last several years.  Agencies that have no business loading up on all kinds of powerful weapons have purchased them. …

The JOBS Act and What It Was Really About

The SEC has gutted the JOBS Act.  But, the JOBS act wasn’t really about creating jobs.  It was a dog and pony political show designed to get people to think the politicians were going to try and create jobs, when …

Economic SNAFU in Argentina

If you want to see a microcosm of how microeconomics really work, cast your eyes south of the equator to Argentina.  Start crying for them.  They have a horribly mismanaged centrally planned economy that doesn’t work. Argentina and the US …

The Social Media Election

As the pundits pick apart the election results, they are relying on years of logic that they have stored in their memory banks.  What I haven’t heard one pundit or statistician talk about is social media.  Many are incorrect when …

Do You Cover Up?

News last night showed that the Obama administration knew of the Benghazi terrorist attacks while they were happening.  They also knew that it was an organized assault.  This is counter to their claim that it was a video inciting random …

Old School Campaign?

Generally, I agree with a lot of Glenn Reynolds posts at Instapundit.  He is a great resource and many of his posts really cause one to think.  But, today he has a post up that says the Obama campaign is …

Some Quick Thoughts on Unemployment

No, I don’t think the number was manipulated. Was it correct? I doubt it. When are government statistics correct the first time they are released? Crop reports are never right, and private estimates of crop size are generally closer. The …

How To Foster Economic Growth

This ties in with the theme of many posts on this blog. The one that got Rick’s attention was The Virtuous Cycle. We can improve the economic climate in America. The hard concept will be getting government out of the …