Category Archives: Asset Bubble
17 YEAR OLD HEDGE FUND CEO? WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
Calling his operation “a hedge fund for the rest of us,” 17 year-old Jacob Wohl of Corona, CA (about 30 minutes north of where I write this) has gotten sub-million dollar investments from regular working stiffs like his high school … Continue reading
WHAT “RECOVERY?” WHO CAN AFFORD ANYTHING?
Scene: a typical American coffee shop. We see two casually-dressed friends sitting at a table, talking quietly and drinking a cup of joe. We notice one has a “grande” while the other has a “tall.” Suddenly we hear loud guffawing … Continue reading
INSTEAD OF BANNING CASH, GO TO SELF-ISSUED CURRENCY
Apparently Kenneth Rogoff doesn’t think the banks and their kept governments have enough ways to screw us all over, so he is proposing a ban on cash: “Has the time come to consider phasing out anonymous paper currency, starting with … Continue reading
UNICORNS ARE REAL–IF YOU’RE A BANK
And if you’re not a bank, then…no unicorns, only trolls. But really, it’s amazing the extent to which human society continues to run on myth, as one can see during the extended interview of Timothy Geithner by Jon Stewart, and … Continue reading
NOT NEGATIVE, JUST TRUE: “EXPENSES SOAR, WAGES STALL”
A few days ago, the website of The Washington Post ran a story with this headline–“Happy Days No More: Middle-class families squeezed as expenses soar, wages stall.” No shit, Sherlock. The article tells us the following: “Wages for millions of … Continue reading
MERS: DYING A SLOW, PAINFUL DEATH?
In a bombshell story about Ginnie Mae and Bank of America–which is a big deal unto itself–Yves Smith brings in the following about MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems), which is the cornerstone of the securitization fail (Smith quotes Bloomberg): “As … Continue reading