Poor economic times are not dampening the desire for entrepreneurs to start their own business. A study recently showed that there's little change in the number of U.S. business start-ups in good or bad times. With more people out of work, many are deciding to start their own company, instead of … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs Pursue Business Start-Ups Even in Bad Times
When an economy is based on healthy, sustainable activity with a balance of production and consumption, the type of depression we are in can't happen. In our consumption-based economy, on the other hand, nothing can "stimulate" things back on track. This is because the track we were on is … [Read more...] about The Fragility of a Consumer Economy
Finally, it's here! Amazon won't have it in stock for another 2 to 4 weeks, but you can use the buy now button above to order the book and I'll ship it directly to you immediately. (If you've already ordered one, it's going out to you today.) If you're reading my blog, I assume you want to take … [Read more...] about 5 Steps To Freedom: How to Cut Your Dependence on Institutions and Escape Financial Slavery
Our economy is 70% consumerism. That means it is mostly based on individuals buying stuff. So the current setup of our economy holds two basic facts: Individuals buying more stuff than they can afford to buy (based on their income) has a net effect that is good for the economy. When individuals … [Read more...] about Could Obama's Stimulus Really Work?
Today the Federal Reserve lowered their key rate to 0%. Huh? How does our economy work when money is lent for no interest? Well, they technically lowered the key rate to a range of 0% to 0.25%. This is the first time the Fed's key rate has been this low ever. Without getting into a long, complex … [Read more...] about When the economy attacks: Fed fights back with toy gun