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A New Form Of Government

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

We have a new form of government.  One we did not consciously select. This is just one of the bizarre elements of the ongoing Wuhan virus crisis and subsequent lockdown. What is remarkable is the fundamental abuse of power we have endured. In reality, the government has on a very basic level, ignored structural protections […]

The Golden Rule

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Even for those not religiously inclined, the wisdom of the Golden Rule is widely acknowledged. As a civilizing instinct, treating others as you wish to be treated is an admonition of considerable heft. It is abundantly clear, that at the present time living in the United States could readily benefit from its application. In the […]

Are We in a Bubble?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

All this money printing threatens to eventually create a sugar high in equities.  We aren’t there yet, but markets are floating on a sea of new money. In fact, it’s more like a tsunami! Inflation hedges (real estate, commodities, materials companies) will do well.  Traditional fixed income (long-term bonds) is at risk.  The return of […]

The Lockdown Brain is Locked Down

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

It is a Sunday morning at Buffalo Ridge Park in Northeast Phoenix. The parking lot is full. Children play on city supplied appliances, sucking their thumbs, sliming up the swings and slides with spittle that they share with others, and having a wonderful time. People are walking their dogs. Their dogs sniff each other and their […]

Election Revelations From Time Magazine

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Normally, we would not send you rushing to read TIME MAGAZINE, a publication that has long since lost its reputation for honesty in reporting. But we urge all readers to absorb “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election” by Molly Ball. The piece goes some distance in explaining the strange […]

Bed Bath and Beyond…Reason

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Recently, it was announced that a number of retail stores, among them Bed Bath and Beyond, and Kohl’s, will be dropping the My Pillow line of bed and bath products. The reason these stores cited is the Democrat Party Line that the riot at the Capitol was an “insurrection”, and that Trump and supporters like the […]

Some Modest Suggestions on Election Integrity

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Much righteous rhetoric has been thrown about recently about the recent capitol riots and the desecration of the “citadel of democracy.”  While we join in the condemnation, we think it is largely disingenuous. Please, more log rolling, deal cutting, corruption, sexual harassment and veniality occurs within those hallowed halls than anywhere else in the country. […]

A Short Case for Owning Gold

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Whether by fraud or by legitimate political will, our nation has taken a turn to the political Left. We should all do our civic duty to the best of our ability, given the constraints of time and personal resources, to preserve liberty for ourselves and for our children. That is a duty to be fulfilled, […]

The Stock Market Has Reached Extremes Of Sentiment

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

The broad stock market had another year of gains well above average. It has rolled through the pandemic lockdown in the spring with a quick V-shaped bottom and continued to rise throughout the turmoil of the election cycle and difficult post-election period. Rarely have we seen a market so determined to persevere in the face […]

The Great Demographic Reversal

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

Book Review:  The Great Demographic Reversal by Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan.  Published by Palgrave/Macmillan 2020 Economics has been referred to as the dismal science.  In this book, the former chair of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics (Goodhart) and  the former head of Morgan Stanley International (Pradhan), show once again that economics […]