Can the Markets Forecast a NK Strike?

Maybe…maybe not.  But this morning we game out how the mesh of Chinese regional interests, the attacks on Trump, and eye the crazy markets with suspicion.

And as Spain cracks down on the Catalans, we wonder what’s ahead for freedom in the corporate world.  Bean up and let’s roll.

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Why Reagan Tax Cuts Won’t Work Now

A subscriber asked a damn fine question in response to one of our columns. 

“I’m confused. Reagan overcame the worst economy with the highest interest rates I have seen in my lifetime. And started the biggest economic boom I have seen in my lifetime. Reaganomics worked extremely well for a very long time!

No, Reagan was LUCKY.  For reasons we will explain this morning.   After a few headlines, charts, and coffee…

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Restyling Thought Processes; Bitcoin Outlook

A couple of interesting topics this morning.  The first ought to really be considered an “application note” from the manufacturers of your brain.  That would be biology, parents, schools, and relationships.  All brought up because I’m knee-deep in the new genre of self-help books arriving.

The Bitcoin outlook?  More a mechanistic outlook, based on Elliott wave theory and trend channels.  Depending on your inclination, either one of them could be profitable.

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Thoughts on Knowledge Compression

Our topic this morning?  How to compress knowledge.  Or, more properly, how to restructure it so it becomes much more useful and accessible than it presently is.

In other words, we eye the transition from idiotically verbose knowledge to “distilled knowledge” of the sort that fits into fields of a database.

After, that is, we roll through the charts and look at what should be new all-time highs again next week barring major left field events.

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The PAYG Economy

My consigliere and I will be sitting down today to spend some serious time on long wave economic issues and things going on around the ranch.

One of our top discussion items today will be what happens when the Pension Bubble blows up?  It is coming you know…

But first, a few headlines and the charts…

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The Sad Decline of Shortwave Radio

While we’ve been listening for half a century, shortwave radio is almost on its last legs.  This morning a discussion of the decline and its replacement with streamed content from government websites.

Plus, as always a few news headlines and those charts which do a marvelous job of keeping us “out of the ditch.”

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