Jul 24

Promises, Promises, Pension Promises

You made me promises, promises You knew you’d never keep Promises, promises Why do I believe? – Naked Eyes (1983) It’s election year in the…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Jul 17

The Age of No Returns

“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Jul 11

When the Future Becomes Today

“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” – Vladimir Lenin “However beautiful the strategy, you should…

1 Comment

Read Article
Jul 4

Europe Is a Minefield

“Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns;…

1 Comment

Read Article
Jun 26

Thinking the Unthinkable

If buttercups buzz’d after the bee If boats were on land, churches on sea If ponies rode men and if grass ate…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Jun 19

Generational Chaos Ahead

“This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent that…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Jun 11

Hot Summer Economic Weirdness

“A lost election can have the jolt of a drop through the gallows door, leading to a dark night of…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Jun 5

Your Portfolio Design: Assume the Fetal Position

Somehow in the last few months I found myself going from merely concerned about developed-world markets to outright advocating defensive…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
May 15

Life on the Edge

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
May 9

Sell in May and Go Away?

The prevailing market lore is that one should sell in May and go away, returning in October. And over the…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
May 1

Delta Force

Last week we looked at the world’s demographic destiny for the coming decades. I imagine most readers perused the information…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Apr 26

Welcome to the Pale Gray Dot

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” – Robert Frost “It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Apr 17

What Condition My Condition Is In

I woke up this morning with the sundown shining in I found my mind in a brown paper bag but then I…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Apr 11

Open Letter to the President, Part Five

When the next president of the United States walks into the Oval Office on Saturday, January 22, after the heady…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Apr 3

Open Letter to the Next President, Part 4

For the past three weeks I’ve been discussing the economic realities the new president will face when he or she…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Mar 28

Open Letter to the Next President, Part 3

“The liberating army we need in the Americas today is one of leaders who come together in peace, in the…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Mar 22

Open Letter to the Next President, Part 2

“Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” – Margaret Thatcher “Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe…

Add Your Comment

Read Article
Mar 15

An Open Letter to the Next President

“When America closes its doors, so does everybody else.” – Jon Huntsman, Jr. “Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth, and…

1 Comment

Read Article
Mar 8

Growth Is the Answer to Everything

“Growth is never by mere chance. It is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney In this business we…

Add Your Comment

Read Article