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As I hinted in a semi-final post at True/Slant, this forum has found a new home, under a new name and with a new mission, at Forbes. The assignment has changed, appropriate to the developing realities of the politics and economics of carbon. I'll be pursuing green technology, its pioneers and [...]
 
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Health Reform Still Rocks

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How health reform de-funding will cost you By John F. Wasik, Author, The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome Although corporate and conservative interests have done a stellar job of demonizing “Obama Care,” it makes no economic sense whatsoever to de-fund this landmark legislation. In a major concession triggered by pending state lawsuits challenging [...]
 
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Egypt -- How to Invest Now During Turmoil

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Egypt: Mummy’s curse or economic boom? By John F. Wasik Author, The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome Did the Egyptian rebellion open up a gold mine for civil reforms or a mummy’s tomb of economic perils? I choose to think there are some robust opportunities presenting themselves as Egypt and other countries press their demands for [...]
 
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How to Win the Debt Collection Game with Dignity

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When debt collectors call, hang up By John F. Wasik (Reuters) Author, The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome My father was recently disturbed by some calls he was getting regarding debt collection. Why are they calling me, he wondered? At first, he was worried because he was unsure if he had forgotten to pay a [...]
 
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Home Prices Stuck in the Mud

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By John F. Wasik (Reuters) Don’t hold your breath on home appreciation You may see two full moons in a month before home prices start rising again across the U.S. The rip tide of a huge home inventory, increasing foreclosures, unemployment and more bank woes continue to roil the [...]
 
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Monetary Watch, FOMC one step closer to QE II

The Federal Reserve put its finger on the trigger at September's FOMC meeting, proclaiming to the world that QE II could very well be at hand. As discussed in THE CONTRARIAN TAKE’s September Monetary Watch, as scripted by Bernanke at Jackson Hole, the FOMC, citing deteriorating economic conditions and subdued price [...]
 
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Monetary Watch September 2010, QE II when not if

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The Austrian take on where we are on the monetary inflation front and what’s next… Where We Are The money supply aggregates based on the Austrian definition of the money supply (TMS) surged in August, with broad TMS2, THE CONTRARIAN TAKE’s preferred money supply metric, up an annualized 9.5%.  The more important [...]
 
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Monetary Watch August 2010, The Fed exits its exit strategy

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The Austrian take on where we are on the monetary inflation front and what’s next… Where We Are The money supply aggregates based on the Austrian definition of the money supply (TMS) slipped in July, with broad TMS2, THE CONTRARIAN TAKE’s preferred money supply metric, down an annualized 2.6%.  However, the more [...]
 
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Monetary Watch July 2010, Inflation alive and well with more to come

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Contrary to the popular consensus, monetary inflation is alive and well and quite possibly set to accelerate. The Austrian take on where we are and what's next... Where We Are The money supply aggregates based on the Austrian definition of the money supply (TMS) surged in June, up 15.6% annualized on narrow TMS1 [...]
 
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My time here has come to an end. Actually, it did so two days ago, but I didn't have the time at the moment to put up a proper farewell post. I wanted to say something fitting, not rush out a jumble of words in the spaces between fleeting moments [...]
 
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