Category Archives: Economy

What Happens When It’s Easier To Pay No Wages Rather Than A Minimum

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As of today there is no hotter subject following on the heels of Obama-Care than the current fight brewing in the minimum wage debate.

Regardless of which side of the aisle (or counter) you’re on, the argument as to demand a government regulated hike of upwards of 50% or more in some places puts a question squarely on the businesses owners that must and will be answered: channeling the Clash, Should I stay – Or Should I go?

There are some arguments within this debate that have some valid points. i.e., We do the same for child labor. You can’t hire a 10-year-old at .10 cents an hour to clean out the grease traps at your restaurant, or sweep the floors and so forth where a competitor might try to use an 8-year-old at a nickel. It allowed for all businesses to be on a level playing field at the lowest of rungs. i.e., The entry-level.

Today the entry-level position has morphed into something far different when you talk to anyone who’s never owned or run a business. It’s no longer thought of as “entry-level.” It’s now looked upon in the ways one would look to some form of “career choice.” (more…)

Visualizing the Vanishing Money Velocity Vortex……by BDI

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Cloud-Seeding

Left without the original clean source of healthy naturally effervescent American spring water abundantly spouting up from the bedrock below, the misguided monetary authorities have dangerously attempted to artificially inseminate the clouds above, in the hopes of drenching the parched U.S. soil below with torrential rain, so as to generate their much heralded and forever promised green shoots. Regrettably for us all, when these artificially seeded clouds eventually do burst, they will produce nothing but the toxic inflationary rains of StealthFlation. (more…)

StealthFlation Defined………………by BDI

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Dollars funnel.

StealthFlation:

An intractable economic condition that inevitably arises as unlimited units of currency compulsively pursue nonproductive wealth assets in a grossly over-leveraged economy which has been artificially reflated in a desperate and misguided attempt by monetary authorities to synthetically engineer growth via extreme monetization.   Preventing the real economy on the ground from seeking the healthy normalization and natural balance of free market forces necessary for genuine productive economic growth. (more…)

Exports, Imports, and Balance (by RayW)

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Exports, Imports, and Balance: What International Trade Tells Investors About The U.S. Economy

At 8:30 EST/12:30 GMT The Bureau of Economic Analysis released their monthly report on U.S. exports, imports, and balance of goods and services for June 2014.

The BEA economic report release calendar is here:

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/news_release_sort_international.htm

Goto the “U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, June 2014” here:

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/2014/trad0614.htm

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Weekend Getaway (by Mr. Wizard)

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Weekend Getaway (To the Year 2034)

Would you like to take a road trip? Yes? This is a trip to the future, to the year 2034. We’re going to accompany Ryan and Brittany, a couple in Knoxville, on an imaginary trip to Orlando, where they will spend a three day weekend with Ryan’s parents.

Our journey begins on a Friday morning at our lovely couple’s home, with Ryan busily planning their trip. It started a few minutes ago when his parents invited him and his wife down for the holiday. Ryan plans to take their car. Like most cars today, the couple’s car has an autonomous driving mode, making it a fast and easy trip, and allowing them to relax virtually the entire time on the road. Ryan’s parents expect them for dinner on Saturday; since they’ve made the trip before, Ryan knows leaving at 9 AM will get them to his parent’s house in plenty of time.

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BIS Banksters Brazen Backroom Betrayals……….EP by BDI

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The-Bank-For-International-Settlements-at-Night-Photo-by-Wladyslaw

The Idiot Savant thought he should pitch in while our marvelous magnanimous multitasking maestro was mindlessly meandering the old world, tirelessly touring terrific timeless towns, torridly tasting tempting tavern table treats.  Moreover, since TK’s currently globe trotting across Europe rubbing elbows with professional thieves, I thought it apropos to concentrate my questionable craft on a cunning confidential continental institution situated in Switzerland.  Namely; the Bank for International Settlements, otherwise known as the BIS.  The above luminous photo is of their luxurious Headquarters.

Ten times a year, once a month except in August and October, a small group of well dressed men arrives in Basel, Switzerland.  Carrying elegant overnight bags and stylish brief cases, they discreetly check into the Euler Hotel, across from the railroad station. They come to this quiet city from places as disparate as Tokyo, Paris, Brasilia, London, and Washington, D.C., for the regular meeting of the most exclusive, secretive, and powerful supranational club in the world.

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