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What Is With Our Friend Sweden And Our Friends The Swedes?  The Swedish Central Bankers Reward One Of Their Criminal Home Boys:  Bernanke.  The “Real” Nobel For Peace (War?) Rewards Hypocrisy And Dishonesty.  The Nord Stream Pipeline Terrorism Investigation Is Dodgy. (October 24, 2022)

Posted in Economics, Economics Nobel, Noble Prize on October 24, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “They are Swedes.  They are rumored to be smart and level-headed.”

J          “There is always that bottom half of the class lurking out there.”

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K          “The selection of Bernanke is cruel, perverse, twisted and offensive.  He has done more to destroy opportunity for the average person and to shovel wealth to the already wealthy Kleptocrats than just about anyone else in recent history other than possibly Greenspan.  We are suffering and will continue to suffer from his decisions and indecision.”

J          “Bernanke committed economic crimes against the public good.  A person who commits economic crimes against the public good is a criminal.”

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K          “One of the recipients of the purported Peace Prize is allegedly investigating Russian war crimes but not Ukrainian/NATO/US/UK war crimes.  They should be investigating war crimes.  Partisan activities should not be rewarded.  So many of the purported NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizations] are fronts working hand in glove with governments.” 

J          “They may need to take sides.  Sometimes, sides need to be taken.”

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K          “You know full well that when they took the fingerprints on the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage caper, they made a perfect match with . . . Samuel, Uncle.  You know full well that when they did a DNA swab test on the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage caper, they made a perfect match with . . . Samuel, Uncle.  And now the Swedes are blocking a complete investigation of an international act of terrorism.”

J          “They may need to take sides.  Sometimes, sides need to be taken.”

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K          “These are the good folks who conceived and crafted the legendary Volvo 122S and the celebrated SAAB 90 series.”

J          “These are the good folks at the Gransfors Bruk and S.A. Wetterlings and Hults Bruk facilities who hand forge scientific works of art that work artfully in hand.  At least we agree that the dullards at the Sveriges Riksbank, the Swedish Central Bank, are not the sharpest splitting mauls in the wood bunk.  Their failure, however, is not one of intellect but of judgement, character and integrity.”

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[See “Noble and Ignoble Prizes” at Rabobank dated October 11, 2022 by Michael Every; The Sveriges Riksbank Counterfeit Nobel Award Goes to Bernanke et al. for the Wrong Model” at Naked Capitalism dated October 19, 2022 by Yves Smith, the recipient of the Seventh Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2022; “Ben Bernanke vs. Greg Hunter” at www.mark-skidmore.com by Mark Skidmore, the recipient of the Fourth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 14, 2019); A Nobel? Ben Bernanke belongs in the Economics Hall of Shame” at the New York Post dated October 11, 2022 by the Editorial Board and “Ben Bernanke getting Nobel Prize is panned as ‘drunkest decision of all time’” in the New York Post dated October 19, 2022 by Ariel Zilber.]

[See the optimistic and hopeful e-commentary at Bernanke 2.0 (August 31, 2009) and a more disquieting analysis of his comments and tenure at the Fed. at  Economics And Finance:  Girls v. Boys (June 4, 2018) including commentary on economic and financial commentators including Yves Smith.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

“In the surreal economy, the Nobel Prize committee showed either they don’t read this Daily (no!), or if they do, they do the opposite.  After all, they just gave the Prize in Economics (jointly) to former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke.

Yes, Economics isn’t a real Noble Prize.  Yes, there have been lots of previous stupid winners of even the real Prizes:

For Peace to Aung San Suu Kyi, for being pro-democracy – who then looked the other way over a genocide; to the EU, for being the EU; to Barack Obama, for something – who then carried out drone strikes on weddings, etc.; to Henry Kissinger – for blowing up South-East Asia, etc.

For Literature to Peter Handke – despite genocide denial (again); to Bob Dylan – for singing; to Mario Vargas Llosa – for being political in a way the committee liked; and never to Tolstoy while we was still alive.

For Economics to Friedman – for monetarism, just before it was tried and failed, and as he backed the dictator Pinochet in Chile; to Nordhaus – for saying if climate change gets too bad, we can spend more time indoors and GDP will be OK; to Krugman – for saying free trade always ends up with the best of all possible outcomes in the best of all possible worlds.         

However, to give a Nobel to Ben “Sub-prime is contained”/“high levels of private debt do not matter”/“banks intermediate between savers and borrowers”/“zero rates and QE” Bernanke for providing “a foundation for our modern understanding of why banks are needed, why they’re vulnerable, and what to do about it” — just as central banks try to undo the post-2008 policy error, and perhaps the post-1980 financialisation and zombification of the economy to boot — is either a slap in the face (“You might reshape the global economy, but you aren’t going to get a prize from us!”) or shows economics, or the Nobel committee, or both are past saving.

Putting it more succinctly, Matt Taibbi tweeted: “Giving Ben Bernanke the Nobel Prize in Economics may be the drunkest decision of all time.”  Amen, Matt, Amen. And cheers to the Nobel Prize team.

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Don’t worry though – we have Ben Bernanke and other Nobel prize-winners to guide us through.

Seventh Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 10, 2022)

Posted in Economics, Nobel Prize, Noble Prize in Eco-nomics on October 10, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “An award acknowledging and celebrating the work of someone on the planet who really knows something about eco-nomics.  Eco-nomics is about making and sharing; e-con-omics is about taking and stealing.”

J          “The Noble Prize in Eco-nomics is a delightful and playful replacement for the discredited and misnamed ‘Nobel’ Prize in Voodoo E-con-omics.  You get what you reward.  You need to reward what you want to get.  Who gets it this year?”

K          “The recipient of the seventh annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics is . . . Michael Hudson.  Professor Hudson’s site states a concern with and interest in “Finance, real estate and the powers of neoliberalism”.  His work notably examines the role of Debt in and on a society.  He ventures beyond the narrow, rigid, suffocating and stultifying silo of e-con-omics and addresses geo-economic, geo-political and geo-social issues.  His contributions are available at Michael Hudson.com.”

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[See the e-commentary at Sixth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 11, 2021), Fifth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 12, 2020), Fourth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 14, 2019), Third Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 8, 2018), Second Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 9, 2017), First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 10, 2016), Announcing The First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (May 2, 2016), Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016), From e-con-omics to eco-nomics? (August 1, 2011) and Skip the Nobel in Economics (October 6, 2009).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“Debts that can’t be paid, won’t be paid.”  Michael Hudson

Boycott banks; support credit unions

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Seventh Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2022 (May 9, 2022)

Posted in Economics, Journalism, Pushitzer Prize In Commentary on May 9, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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            “The envelope please.  . . .  This year’s Pushitzer Prize in Commentary is awarded to . . . Yves Smith (Susan Webber) with Naked Capitalism . . . for stirring the pot, asking hard questions, demanding answers, rejecting lies, spotlighting uncomfortable truths, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.  And being a journalist.  And choreographing a collective of journalists who comment with insight and integrity on finance, economics, politics, power and life.”

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[See the e-commentary on the ongoing international crime at The Persecution Of Assange And The Feckless MSM (September 21, 2020).]

[See the e-commentary on the Commentary Award at Sixth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2021 (June 7, 2021), Fifth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2020 (May 4, 2020), Fourth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2019 (April 15, 2019), Third Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2018 (April 16, 2018), Second Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2017 (April 10, 2017), First Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2016 (April 18, 2016), Pulitzers Are Pro-War?  Pressing The Pushitzers (April 22, 2013) and Economics And Finance:  Girls v. Boys (June 4, 2018).]

[Please send nominations for the Pushitzer Prize in Commentary for 2023 and a supporting letter by January 21, 2023 to e-ssay@gci.net and send the entry fee to your favorite charity.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Naked Capitalism:  Fearless commentary on finance, economics, politics and power

Make journalism great again

Make journalism journalism again

“The purpose of arresting Julian Assange is to send a message to the people, especially journalists, to be quiet and don’t get out of line.  If we, the people, allow the government to control us through fear, we are no longer free, we are no longer America.”  Tulsi Gabbard

Sixth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 11, 2021)

Posted in Economics, Nobel Prize, Noble Prize in Eco-nomics on October 11, 2021 by e-commentary.org

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K          “An award acknowledging and celebrating the work of someone on the planet who really knows something about eco-nomics.  Eco-nomics is about making and sharing; e-con-omics is about taking and stealing.”

J          “The Noble Prize in Eco-nomics is a delightful and playful replacement for the discredited and misnamed ‘Nobel’ Prize in Voodoo E-con-omics.  You get what you reward.  You need to reward what you want to get.  Who gets it this year?”

K          “The recipient of the sixth annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics is . . . John Williams who has produced Shadowstats for years.  His site observes: “‘John Williams’ Shadow Government Statistics’ is an electronic newsletter service that exposes and analyzes flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers, and provides an assessment of underlying economic and financial conditions, net of financial-market and political hype.”  He has contributed immensely and with little credit providing accurate statistics using the government’s original formulas.”

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[See “Economists are more like storytellers than scientists – don’t let the Nobel for ‘economic sciences’ fool you” in “The Conversation” by Carolin Benack dated October 10, 2020.]

[See the e-commentary at “Fifth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 12, 2020)“, “Fourth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 14, 2019)”, “Third Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 8, 2018)”, “Second Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 9, 2017)”, “First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 10, 2016)”, “Announcing The First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (May 2, 2016)”, “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”, “From e-con-omics to eco-nomics? (August 1, 2011)” and “Skip the Nobel in Economics (October 6, 2009)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Boycott banks; support credit unions

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Fifth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 12, 2020)

Posted in Economics, Economics Nobel, Noble Prize in Eco-nomics on October 12, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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K          “An award acknowledging and celebrating the work of someone on the planet who really knows something about eco-nomics.  Eco-nomics is about making and sharing; e-con-omics is about taking and stealing.”

J          “The Noble Prize in Eco-nomics is a delightful and playful replacement for the discredited and misnamed ‘Nobel’ Prize in Voodoo E-con-omics.  And I get it.  You get what you reward.  You need to reward what you want to get.  Who gets it this year?”

K          “The recipients of the fifth annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics are . . . Pam Martens and Russ Martens who have researched and crafted ‘Wall Street On Parade’ for decades.  The couple has contributed immensely and with little credit chronicling in clear prose the circus and criminality on Wall Street and the consequences for the ordinary person.”

J          “They should get credit for challenging the credit markets.  They have made a far great contribution to the public discourse than everyone writing at ‘The Wall Street Journal’ for the last two decades.  The age of vicious irony is viciously ironic.”

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[See “The American Nightmare” in “The Automatic Earth” by Byron Bishop dated October 12, 2020; “The Tyranny of Economists  How can they be so wrong, so often, and yet still exert so much influence on government policy?” in “The New Republic” by Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein dated September 30, 2019, the book titled “The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn” by Avner Offer and Gabriel Söderberg and “Heretics welcome!  Economics needs a new Reformation” in “The Guardian” by Larry Elliott dated December 17, 2017.]

[See the e-commentary at “Fourth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 14, 2019)”, “Third Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 8, 2018)”, “Second Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 9, 2017)”, “First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 10, 2016)”, “Announcing The First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (May 2, 2016)”, “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”, “From e-con-omics to eco-nomics? (August 1, 2011)”, and “Skip the Nobel in Economics (October 6, 2009)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

“Show me the incentives and I will show you the outcome.”  Charlie Munger

Boycott banks; support credit unions

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Wandering E-con-omists:  The Travels And Travails Of E-con-omic Sciences (November 4, 2019)

Posted in Economics, Economics Nobel, Noble Prize in Eco-nomics on November 4, 2019 by e-commentary.org

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K          “For decades, the econ. boys have had their own fraternity house/crash pad/temple and a separate department in academia to give them street cred. and street money.  The peripatetic ghost was harbored first in the Department of Religion / Department of Mathematics and then floated to the Department of Psychology and is now decamped in the current haunt in the Department of Computer Science.”

J          “The great journey from the Monetarists/Mathematicians/Religionists to the Behaviorists to the Coders.  They will be giddy to see the word ‘Science’ on the plaque outside their current hang out.  The great anxiety and anguish for e-con-omists is that the few thinking folks do not regard it as a science.  And the reason the few thinking folks do not regard it as a science is because it is not a science.”

K          “Where will they wander next?  The Department of Astrology?”

J          “The Swedish central bank award for ‘E-con-omic Sciences’ nourishes their delusion and assuages their angst.”

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J          “During the formal religious phase, the Monetarists/Religionists assumed what they proclaimed is an indisputable assumption:  ‘God exists’ and then jumped to the conclusion:  ‘God exists’.  The shamans and the shills collected considerable mammon and lucre for spreading the gospel that the rich and powerful must be rewarded at all costs.  If anyone doubted the conclusion, they dismissed the cavil and reiterated that it followed logically and inevitably from their indisputable assumption.”

K          “They like tautologies.  God is Mammon; Mammon is God.  Their gospel claimed to be air tight, but it lacks any real air.”

J          “It is hot air.  But their God sure made buckets and boat loads of money for those on the inside and spewed a few shillings for those who did their shilling.”

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K          “During their interregnum in the Department of Psychology, at least the Behaviorists claimed to gander at how folks behave en route to positing how folks behave.”

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K          “Now they are into randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that purport to explain and predict behavior.  Testing just like the doctors.”

J          “The real doctors have the Hippocratic Oath and the e-con-omics shamans and charlatans now have their precious computer code.  And they can allay their anxieties because it is after all . . . science!”

K          “But you cannot replicate the studies.  So it is not real science!”

J          “Don’t hurt their feelings.  Don’t undermine their self-esteem.”

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K          “Full circle or moving forward?”

J          “Sideways or backwards?”

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[See “New Nobel Winners Are Latest Bad Sign for Economic Theory” in “Mises Wire” by Peter G. Klein dated October 15, 2019, “Impoverished economics?  Unpacking the economics Nobel Prize” in “Open Democracy” by Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven dated October 18, 2019 reprinted with commentary by Yves Smith in “Naked Capitalism” dated October 18, 2019 and “What randomisation can and cannot do: The 2019 Nobel Prize” in “VoxEU” by Kevin Bryan dated October 29, 2019 reprinted with commentary by Yves Smith in “Naked Capitalism” dated November 2, 2019.]

[See the e-commentary under the Categories “Economics”, “Economics Nobel” and “Noble Prize in Eco-nomics”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Economics:   If I have to explain, you wouldn’t understand.  With a nod to Oscar Wilde

Not all who wander are lost, but some are

Fourth Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 14, 2019)

Posted in Awards / Incentives, Economics, Economics Nobel, Gold, Nobel Prize, Noble Prize in Eco-nomics, Petrodollar, Silver on October 14, 2019 by e-commentary.org

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K          “An award acknowledging and celebrating the work of someone on the planet who really knows something about eco-nomics.  Eco-nomics is about making and sharing; e-con-omics is about taking and stealing.”

J          “The Noble Prize in Eco-nomics is a delightful and playful replacement for the discredited and misnamed ‘Nobel’ Prize in Voodoo E-con-omics.  And I get it.  You get what you reward.  You need to reward what you want to get.  Who gets it this year?”

K          “The recipients of the fourth annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics are . . . Professors Mark Skidmore and Laurence  J. Kotlikoff who have contributed immensely and with little credit to an undertaking that tracks and analyzes federal expenditures and properly and honestly accounts for them in reconstructed books.”

J          “Solid work.  Crafting a book that chronicles and corrects the government crooks’ collective efforts to cook the books.”

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J          “They shined a bright light on government accounting and may have prompted the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) to shift government accounting further into the shadows.  Late last year, the FASAB unleashed the ‘Statement of Federal Financing Accounting Standards 56 (Standard 56)’ that replaced laxly enforced government accounting and reporting standards with official obfuscation and concealment of government financing and spending.” 

K          “Catherin Austin Fitts and the Solari staff [Michele Ferri and Jonathan Lurie of The Law Offices of Lurie and Ferri] prepared a spell-binding and best-selling document “FASAB Statement 56: Understanding New Government Financial Accounting Loopholes” that provides a comprehensive explanation of the history, amendments and consequences of the changes to FASAB Statement 56.  Everyone should leave a copy in the bathroom for light reading.”

J          “The upshot is that the government is now officially no longer accountable to the public.”

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[See the “Intergenerational Financial Obligations Reform Act” (INFORM Act), “Has Our Government Spent $21 Trillion Of Our Money Without Telling Us?” in “Forbes” by Laurence Kotlikoff and Mark Skidmore dated December 8, 2017, “The Tyranny of Economists  How can they be so wrong, so often, and yet still exert so much influence on government policy?” in “The New Republic” by Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein dated September 30, 2019, the book titled “The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn” by Avner Offer and Gabriel Söderberg and “Heretics welcome!  Economics needs a new Reformation” in “The Guardian” by Larry Elliott dated December 17, 2017.]

[See the e-commentary at “Third Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 8, 2018)”, “Second Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 9, 2017)”, “First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (October 10, 2016)”, “Announcing The First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (May 2, 2016)”, “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”, “From e-con-omics to eco-nomics? (August 1, 2011)”, and “Skip the Nobel in Economics (October 6, 2009)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

The United States of Anger backed its currency with Au (until August 15, 1971) and transacted in part in Ag (until July 23, 1965) and now backs its concoction d.b.a. the PetroDollar with Fe and Pb by bombing any country and killing any person who demurs to the US hegemony.

Boycott banks; support credit unions

The “Intellectual Infrastructure Investment Act” (“III”)  Oh, And Happy Valentine’s Day! (February 11, 2019)

Posted in Courts, Economics, Education, Law, Law School, Schooling, Schooling Industrial Complex on February 11, 2019 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Who is doing the thinking in America?”

J          “Who is even thinking about who is doing the thinking in America?”

K          “Troubling, when you think about it.”

J          “America has the chattering class and the blabbering class and the blogging class and the twittering twit class, but not really a thinking class.”

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K          “We can draw on the bipartisan enthusiasm for infrastructure.  Think about the ‘Intellectual Infrastructure Investment Act’ (‘III’) or the Triple ‘I’ as it is known in the vernacular.”

J          “Would you first establish and endow a great School of Economics or a great School of Law?  Thought must be given to establishing and endowing a great School of Foreign Policy and not long after that a great School of Journalism.”

K          “We need greatness.  We may have to settle for goodness.  We may have to settle for okayness.  We may have to settle for notcrappyness.  Some institutions need to respond to that must elusive thing in recent American experience:  Competition.  Competition with the Schooling Industrial Complex (‘SIC’).”

J          “But we really need to put the SIC out of business.”

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K          “In a delightful irony, the SIC will fund the new paradigm.  A billion dollar judgment in the CTJ against Harvard Law School for damages from Pompeo’s criminal activity and a billion dollar judgment in the CTJ against Yale Law School for damages from Bolton’s criminal activity provide enough seed money to fund the undertaking.  If necessary, the judgments can be satisfied from the assets of the respective parent corporations.  Just transfer the assets digitally.”

J          “Brilliant.  Shift resources from ‘Schooling’ to ‘Education’ without any government dollars.  The project also should aspire to take the ‘A’ out of the MICAC and to substitute a real ‘A’ for clear thinking.  Let’s get going.”

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[See the e-commentary at “Suing Law Schools; Suing Gun Makers.  Oh, And Happy Law Day! (April 30, 2018)”, “Close the Harvard Business School (February 23, 2009)”, “The Court Of Truth And Justice (CTJ) (August 29, 2016)”, “On The Digital Revolution (March 22, 2010)”, “‘Adjunktification’ In The S.I.C. (Schooling Industrial Complex) (March 13, 2017)”, “Schooling The Apparatchiks For the Kleptocrats (December 7, 2015)”, “On Merit and the Meritocracy (January 11, 2010)”, “Clinton, Inc., Trump, Inc., Bush, Inc., Kennedy, Inc., O’Bama, Inc. (October 24, 2016)”, “MPP / MPA:  Are They Really Masters? (November 13, 2017)” and “Johnnie Bolton:  The Triumph Of the Chickenhawks And Neo-Cons.  Join Fellow Patriots For The ‘April 14 Rally’ And The Memorial Day ‘March For America’.  Oh, And Happy April Fool’s Day. (April 2, 2018)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

I support the “III Act”

Think big, think long

Stagflation?!?  Hands Down Or Hands Up? (January 14, 2019)

Posted in Deflation, Economics, Inflation, Price, Stagflation, Stock Market on January 14, 2019 by e-commentary.org

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K          “The way I see the economy unfolding and unfurling in the near future, everything in or on your hands right now (stocks, bonds, lands, rides, gloves, etc.) will drop precipitously in price and everything you need to get your hands on to live (grub, aqua, tent, bike, threads, etc.) will rise staggeringly in price . . . and in value.”

J          “The old ‘lose-lose’ situation.  So many people are living a hand-to-mouth existence without much in or at or on hand to use or to lose and not much in their pockets to hand over for daily necessities.”

K          “One’s assets will halve, one’s expenses will at least double.”

. . . 

K          “For those who rode the rise, the taxes that were assessed on the assets as they rose in price will not be rebated when the assets retreat in price.”

J          “And as the assets rose in price but not in real economic value, the ‘wealth effect’ induced and seduced the owners of the assets to spend more and to incur more debt because they thought they were effectively wealthier.  Those spent monies are gone and those debts are still here and naggingly awaiting discharge.”

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[See the e-commentary at “The Fed: Deal with ‘Stag’; Deal with ‘Flation’? August 7, 2006)”, “Stagflation And The Fed (September 17, 2007)”and “Going Forward With The ‘Reverse Stock Split’ (February 5, 2018)” proposing to double or even triple or even quadruple the Dow overnight just for fun.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Hard come, easy go

stocks/2 + bonds/2 + lands/2 + rides/2 + gloves/2 + etc./2 = Net Worth;  

grub x 2 + aqua x 2 + tent x 2 + bike x 2 + threads x 2 + etc. x 2 = Recurring Expenses

Darkness . . . And Light.  Oh, And Happy Winter Solstice! (December 17, 2018)

Posted in Economics, Education, Energy, Environment, Politics, Society on December 17, 2018 by e-commentary.org

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J          “There is far too much darkness.  I know what needs to be known and I know what needs to be done.  And I know what needs to be known because I rejected so much of what I was told I needed to know.  And yet what needs to be done cannot be done.  The whole system is laced with so many checks and balances that keep a concerned citizen in check and everything out of balance.”

K          “And there is far too little light.  I understand so much, yet I do not understand why I do not have the good sense and the maturity to quit caring.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “The Power Of Small Thinking (March 12, 2018)” and “On Standards & Quality (July 20, 2015)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Think big!

I think big, therefore I am

Happy Winter Solstice!