Everyone is talking about health care. "How could the politicians do this with a strong majority of American in opposition?" This video provides some insight into the never-ending string of government takeovers, and seeing the whole picture is alarming. One lesson from all of this is that … [Read more...] about Is the Health Care Bill a Distraction From What’s Next?
What is inflation? I believe this is the most important financial question a person can ask. I am constantly on a trek to better understand money and wealth. Here is some of what I've learned thus far: Per its original meaning: Inflation is not a rise in prices Inflation is a rise in the money … [Read more...] about The Most Important Financial Question You Must Ask
I want to get this news flash out to you, but there's no sense in reinventing the wheel. I think the first half of Bill Bonner's recent blog post sums it up. See it here. … [Read more...] about News Flash: World Decides Not To End
If you've been following my blog, you know that I take great interest in understanding money. Why every single human who uses money on a regular basis doesn't also share this interest is beyond me. With trillions of dollars created by actions of Congress, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury … [Read more...] about Tool for Battling Coming Inflation
I ran across this video recently. There are a lot of videos about the Federal Reserve, but this one is rather interesting because it contains a interview footage with their Corporate Communicaitons Officer. This isn't some conspiracy theorist's take on the Fed, it's the Fed's take on itself. You'll … [Read more...] about Meet The Fed
While the measurement of inflation varies wildly depending on which economist you talk to, here we will examine the official figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): CPI or Consumer Price Index. The purpose of publishing CPI is to measure inflation and/or deflation, the decreased … [Read more...] about CPI Explained – Part 1 – Hedonics
Some of the most prominent explanations of the cause of inflation can be extremely confusing and often end up leading the reader/inquirer to conclude "Ahh, it's just too complicated. We can't really put our finger on it, and there are many different factors." In this post, I aim to undo that … [Read more...] about What Causes Inflation? (You may be surprised) – Part 1