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The Coming Age Of Defaults

“Some people actually believe government can create jobs by taxing and borrowing from people with jobs and then giving that money to people without jobs.

The Money’s Gotta Go Somewhere

“Money is a spiritual thing. It has no rank yet is revered; it has not status yet it is welcomed. Where there is money, danger ...
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Stepping Up To The (Hot) Plate

Occasionally I’m guilty of just a tiny bit of cynicism about people and their motivations. And sometimes I grow weary of news reports about the nasty behaviors of which some folks are capable....
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Brave New World

The S&P downgrade of US Treasury obligations, though of little practical significance, should be viewed as a prophecy. A prophecy of what will happen if confidence in the cornerstone of the international monetary system – the US dollar – is lost....
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Gold On Hold

“The 19th century experienced monetary stability, and all the economically advanced countries clung faithfully to the gold standard; in the 20th century they have gone ...
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Jewish Nazism Thrives In Hebron

Hebron is a major center of the three great Abrahamic religions. It is also home to one of the first Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the only one right in the heart of a Palestinian city....
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The End Is Nigh?

“The ultimate result of shielding man from the effects of folly is to people the world with fools.”...
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Ready Or Not

As events in Japan this past March showed us, Big Ones really do happen. Richter 9 is about as large as they come, an event so enormous it takes away the breath of even a geologist like myself....
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Lesson From The Past: The German Hyperinflation

The below quote is from a book written in 1931 which has now achieved cult status. I have been researching the German hyperinflation period post WWI in order to get some idea as to how to survive investment-wise were such a hyperinflation to befall the US....
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International Women’s Day

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) today, honored the women of New York whose historic leadership and fight for equal rights and rights of women workers we commemorate each year on International Day of the Women, March 8, and Women’s History Month....
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Some Hard Truths About Energy

As the markets tremble at the massive changes now sweeping the energy-rich Arab world, once again we are reminded that the supply of energy is not something to be taken for granted. Clearly, a continued march upward of oil prices above $100 per barrel threatens an already tepid US economic recovery....
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Jello & Deducing Climate Change

I hope you played with your food when you were young. Perhaps you experimented at some point with pushing a drinking straw through Jello....
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We Have Seen The Future - It Is Greece

Greece – the Road Not Taken Greece is now being forced to go hat in hand to the European Union and the IMF for a massive ...
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FartMachine.com Delivers Tons Of Fun

Nobody wants to admit it, but everybody farts. Whether it is an audible rip or silent but deadly, everyone has to pass gas sometime. We all share this human trait....
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Greece, China – Keep An Eye On Both

Greece—The International Moral Hazard Fund (aka IMF) to the Rescue...
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Beware Of The IMF Bearing Gifts

The Economist is referring to the Greek financial crisis. Readers of my last piece Privatize the Gains, Socialize the Losses must know what I think of The Economist’s recommendation....
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Helping Our Global Neighbors: One Bronx Solution To The Haiti Crisis

The following is New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera's statement on the current HAiti earthquake crisis....
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The Crisis Of 2008 - The Last Chapter

“It is frequently thought that relieving an alleged shortage of money will solve all social problems. Even today, with an economic crisis raging, the response ...
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The Heat Is On

He lied like a finance minister on the eve of devaluation....
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The Export Model

So the world may turn.The US is in a serious consumer led debt deflation. Unemployment will rise further. The realization has now come that the US third quarter GDP numbers were juiced up by the government’s cash for clunkers program, the $8000 credit to new homeowners and a modest inventory swing. These weren’t such good numbers as the market figured out a day later. Now we are starting to hear about a “W” recovery....
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Adolf Hitler’s murderous campaign during World War II took the lives of six million Jews.
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Happy New Year

New Year’s Day, which according to the Gregorian calendar falls on January 1, is one of the most popular occasions around the globe. Beyond religion, ethnicity, caste and creed it is a common festivity enjoyed by all. The culmination of the long holiday season, it marks a new beginning, symbolising new hope and a fresh start.
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Finally

Fidel Castro, Cuba's communist dictator for decades, responsible for the murder of many thousands of his fellow citizens, is finally dead at the age of 90.
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The Coming Destruction Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as I write this is being paralyzed by demonstrations led by idealistic students and left wing Occupy Wall Street types. I spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. But I have to admit. I didn’t see this coming. I never thought this would get this big.

A Collection Of Sayings

-To remodel a house takes one year. To remodel a soul takes a lifetime. -Connecting with nature is connecting with God because God is in nature. -To

How Many British Governors Were Elected By The People Of Hong Kong?

The answer to the above question, for those who did not know, is none. In 1841 under duress the Qing Dynasty ceded Hong Kong Island to the British. From 1843 until 1997, when Hong Kong was handed back to China, all Governors of Hong Kong were appointed by the British government. Nobody cried, nobody complained. But now the so called “Occupy Central” people are holding Beijing to a higher standard.

In Hong Kong - The Peg Is Not Likely To Be Changed

In my opinion, the Hong Kong dollar peg, which has been set since 1983 to the US dollar at 7.80:1.00, should and will remain unchanged. There are sound economic reasons for this but I believe the primary reason is political.

Investing Under The Law Of Accelerating Returns

“This time it’s different—the most expensive words in investing.” So eminent investor Sir John Templeton has opined.

A Great Man Cometh?

Every once in a great while a larger than life figure comes along who dramatically changes his (or her) country for the better. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping are three that come to mind. Narendra Modi, the just elected future Prime Minister of India, has this potential for greatness. And yes this has significant investment implications.
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Time To Pause?

Bend it Like Zuck

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Mohammed Ademo

is a digital media student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is covering Morrisania for the BronxInk.org. Ademo previously worked as a community organizer and activist. He is also the founder of OPride.com, a website that aggregates news about his home country of Ethiopia.