Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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This morning, by way of a two hour plane ride, I traveled from the least-populated state in the U.S. (Wyoming) to the most populated (California). Waiting for me in my mailbox was yet another item from the Secretary of State in the $300 million boondoggle known as the……….(more…)
Tesla charging stations in a Wawa parking lot. Photo by author.(more…)
Greetings from high above the smoky western United States, where I am returning from my brief family vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Everything about this highly-accelerated vacation went smoothly, from the restaurants to the Snake River rafting to the multiple moose explorations as well as hikes and numerous overlooks. We took hundreds of pictures to help preserve the memories.(more…)
A funny thing happened on the way to the recent Federal Reserve board meeting. U.S. treasury yields fell despite the latest policy meeting minutes showing that it was preparing to taper bond purchases before the end 2021. Apparently after years of dangling the specter of a more hawkish stance market vigilantes are finally prepared to call the Fed’s bluff. As the saying goes: Don’t ever bullshit a bullshitter [title adjusted to ward off the PC patrol].(more…)