Rewarding Your Base

The recent student debt forgiveness announcement has trickled through the news cycle down to the masses. It irks losers or those who do not benefit while pleasing the millions of Americans with current student debt balances. It also helps the entire university system by reducing debt loads to layer on more debt, set a precedent…

Top Gun: Comfort Nostalgia

If a film makes a billion dollars and is not Disney-Marvel crap, it is a pop culture moment. Beyond just the normal reviews, political pundits jumped into the popcorn movie film review waters. When my teenage son asked me to go see Top Gun: Maverick, I told him he could be my wingman. We watched…

The Recession Is Coming

The Fed stated repeatedly in interviews that they were going to do everything to rein in inflation. This put a recession on the table. The Goldilocks soft landing or muddle through option is the dream, but it is hard to look at data and see it as an emerging reality. Whether Thursday’s GDP report confirms…

Inflation’s Got Legs

The FED decided to hike rates up 50 basis points and all signs point to more hikes. The interviews FED figures provide the public point to this being their priority. Problem is inflation has a runway now and will continue despite their rates hikes. The double whammy is that America continues to run up huge…

Call Corporate Bluffs

The mouse was trapped. Many writers used a variety of plays on mouse and punishment for the actions of Gov. DeSantis in Florida and his actions against Disney. Like so often in our political commentary world, the focus was on a Republican using state power to change the economic conditions for a corporation. This is…

About Those Sanctions

In the first week of hostilities in Ukraine, the West quickly announced sanctions on Russia. Beyond the anticipated sanctions, big hitters like cutting off SWIFT access, freezing and seizing oligarch assets and going after central bank reserves were trotted out. Russia has the GDP the size of Italy, but this is a large market of…

FED Fighting Inflation

The FED signaled it will take the problem of inflation seriously this coming year. Chairman Powell, seeking confirmation of a second term, voiced concerns with inflation and stated there are multiple tools to use in this fight. The question might be why now rather than can they do it. It is the type of inflation…

Resetting the Corporate World

The Great Reset progressed from conspiracy theory to desired policy quickly. There are bumps in the road like the pause in passing Biden’s Build Back Better. Covid is a process and a tool. Regardless the passage of BBB, the entire private sector is undergoing a reset. What should emerge is a much more progressive corporate…

There Is No Recovery

The American regime recently leaked that they were worried about messaging about the amazing economic recovery Biden has guided. Regime media revealed this coordination and subsequently, media personalities were singing the economy’s praises. This is a hard sell because there is no real recovery. The claims of a recession in ‘20 were true per the…

Inflating It All Away

Inflation was first felt in spring 2020 when the meat shortage scare started. Beef prices jumped with the rationale being covid hit processing plants and orders to slaughter hogs. Now consumers and businesses see inflation in all goods and inputs they use. Covid is a large excuse to inflate the massive debts the system has…