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Investing – random advice that may be great or awful

If you invest in any of these stocks, do your research, not that it matters, at this point stocks chase momentum so any stuck in a trendy area is boosted no matter how crummy it is. You Gotta Eat Fertilizer … Continue reading

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Will the government seize your IRA after the next financial crash?

Federal government may seize part of your IRA [I don’t think this is likely, but then again, when you look at the influence of money on politics, the corruption across all financial sectors, the largest bubble in human history … Continue reading

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Are Brokerage Accounts Safe?

James Stewart. December 9, 2011 A Risk Once Unthinkable. New York Times. Are customer accounts at brokerage firms safe? SIPC will replace up to $500,000 of securities and cash (but not futures contracts) missing from customer accounts at member firms. … Continue reading

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Who is to Blame? How will the violence play out in the USA?

There will surely be violence as America’s population descends from 350 million to 100 million or less as energy production declines. Leaders will emerge who blame some particular group for our suffering.  So far it’s been those terrorist Middle Easterners … Continue reading

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Energy return on investment, peak oil, and the end of economic growth

David J. Murphy and Charles A. S. Hall. 2011. Energy return on investment, peak oil, and the end of economic growth in “Ecological Economics Reviews.” Robert Costanza, Karin Limburg & Ida Kubiszewski, Eds. Annals of the New York Academy of … Continue reading

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The case for Gold

Gold, Infinite Debt, and the Problem of Capital Storage: Has The Hotelling Moment Arrived? March 9, 2011 Gregor Macdonald One of the reasons that gold retains its competitiveness as a capital-storage unit is the rather slow and plodding rate at … Continue reading

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Predictions by scientists and engineers

Charles A. Hall and David J. Murphy.  Predictions for 2011 We predict (with relatively little certainty assigned to it) that there will continue to be (for a while) a mild economic recovery, which will increase the demand for oil, and … Continue reading

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Why the USA can’t inflate its way out of debt.

Mar 11, 2010. Why the U.S. can’t inflate its way out of debt. Financial Times. It’s dawning on people that getting a handle on burgeoning U.S. debt will be a long and hard process. So if lawmakers can’t agree on … Continue reading

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Richard Heinberg – collapse in a few years to decades

China or the U.S.: Which Will Be the Last Nation Standing? Feb 3, 2010 by Richard Heinberg Silly me. Here I had thought that world leaders would want to keep their nations from collapsing. They must be working hard to … Continue reading

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How much longer will there be a Petrodollar?

Fueling The New World Order: Where Does China Import Its Crude Oil From?  by Tyler Durden on 04/20/2014  It was roughly half a year ago that China officially surpassed the US as the world’s largest importer of oil. Since then, there have been some … Continue reading

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