Post-Truth: Facts Pale by Comparison

Post-Truth Money

Chuckling to myself, I could not pass up the opportunity to highlight the Oxford Dictionaries’ international word of the year for 2016, post-truth, an adjective defined as: “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” […] Read more »

Meet the New Boss Same as the Old Boss

Is Donald Trump Anti-Establishment?

Sorry to have to break it to you. The truth is that President-elect Donald Trump is not anti-establishment. Certainly he is the opposite to Hillary Clinton in many ways; he will bring different policies to the country and a new look to the White House. Yet these two are only […] Read more »

The Wealth Effect Failure

uneven playing field

People tend to increase spending when the prices of their stock market and real estate assets rise. They perceive it as an increase to their financial security. This is known as the wealth effect. “The wealth effect is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to spend more as the value […] Read more »

Presidential Candidates, the Fed, and Status Quo

Thanks to the Federal Reserve

The battle for President of the United States between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump rages on towards the finish line, nasty as ever. Despite blinding differences, they each seem to rely on an historically-authoritarian style of delivery (based on dualistic thinking) to underscore their obvious superiority over the other:  Insider/outsider, […] Read more »

Can Mounting Personal Debt and Economic Recovery Coexist?

Drowning in debt

The saying “The proof is in the pudding.” applies to proving if America is in an economic recovery…or not. My view all along has been that there’s no way America could be in a recovery phase due structural mechanics of how central banks issue currency into existence, especially given the […] Read more »

The Power Behind the Throne

“And the banks–hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created–are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) 2009 Could anyone actually miss that the United States is in a […] Read more »

A New Mindset about Wealth and Money

Change Your Mind. Change Your Life

Earlier this month a CNBC article came out with a statement of the obvious which most people have already known for a long time: the economy has not really gotten better. Duh. All the while soon after the 2007-8 economic meltdown and the initiation of the QE strategy of infusing […] Read more »

A Very Brief History of Taxation in America

Taxation in America

“100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt … all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government.” ~The Grace Commission Report, 1984 As April 15 nears…thought you would find this research on taxation […] Read more »

Reset for Lifestyle Longevity

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve, American Actor 1952-2004 Are you drowning in stuff? “Tidying guru” Marie Kondo tells us, “Most people have three times more stuff than they need.” Not only does having too […] Read more »

Part of the Machine

Part of the machine

“By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some….The process engages all of the hidden forces of […] Read more »