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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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Moving Mom & Dad -- abroad

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Retirement village? Assisted living? Co-housing? Age-restricted or aging-in-place communities? Inter-generational cooperative? This space has explored many of the growing varieties of housing choices for boomers and elders when the time comes to downsize, rightsize, clear out or economize. Here's a new one that's making the news: think global. Even with (and [...]
 
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Gen Y craves performance reviews, but not the rest of us

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Who actually likes performance reviews? Gen Y, turns out:
Ms. Reder agrees that employees are usually thirsty for feedback. She has observed that those new to the work force want it most. “One thing that’s very consistent when we look at generation Y is that they are constantly looking [...]
 
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Let The Tour de France Teach You How to be a Better Employee

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The 97th Tour de France finished yesterday and it was a stellar one, with an epic showdown for the yellow jersey, a celebration of 100 years of cycling in the Pyrenees, the cementing of Mark Cavendish's deserved rep as the most dominant sprinter on the block and [...]
 
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Elizabeth Warren, Obama, and my broken heart

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I do a sport that results in a lot of broken toes.  What I've learned is this: once a toe is broken, it will break more easily in the future until having a broken toe becomes a regular part of life.  This is, I believe,  why God invented sports tape. Broken [...]
 
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Dogtown Redux: 'Cannonball' Examines the Ills and Opportunities of The Great Recession

http://vimeo.com/9696629 Cannonball is a short film focused on a very specific side effect of The Great Recession: A glut of foreclosed homes in Fresno, California, and tons of empty swimming pools that have attracted legions of the city's skateboarders. Armed with sump pumps and skate decks, the subjects in Cannonball provide [...]
 
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So what if women are shoe-aholics?

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Well, it's true. Women are shoe-obsessed, according to a British study of 3,000 women:
In analyzing the spending of some 3,000 women, a British pollster finds the average female buys seven new pairs of shoes a year, and for a 67-year period. At close to $400 annually [...]
 
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