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Did the Economy Just Stumble Off a Cliff?

The signs are everywhere for those willing to look: something has changed beneath the surface of complacent faith in permanent growth. This is more intuitive than quantitative, but my gut feeling is that the economy just stumbled off a cliff. Neither the cliff edge nor the fatal misstep are visible yet; both remain in the shadows…

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Washington D.C. Is Essentially Just A Gigantic Money Machine

If you have ever wondered why our leaders in Washington D.C. seem to act so strangely, the truth is that it almost always comes down to just one thing. It has been said that “money makes the world go round”, and that is definitely true in Washington. This year the federal government will spend more than…

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Who’s Playing The Long Game–and What’s Their Game Plan?

Take a moment to consider the Neocon camp’s over-reaction to the inchoate challenge to its dominance posed by the Trump administration. When we speak of The Long Game, we speak of national/alliance policies that continue on regardless of what political party or individual is in office. The Long Game is always about the basics of national survival: control…

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Dear America: Better Read the Fine Print on Your Credit Card Statement

What will replace the current system after it self-destructs? That’s the question. You know those disclosures on your credit card statements? That it will take 27 years to pay off your balance if you only make the minimum payment each month, and so on? You might not be aware of it, but America’s “credit card”–our…

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Good News: Your FICO Credit Scores May Improve Soon. Here’s Why

Your credit scores might get a nice boost this summer due to changes in how the scores are calculated. From Forbes: As of July 1, the nation’s three credit reporting agencies will remove and exclude certain negative information from credit reports. Tax liens and civil debts will no longer be reported on credit reports if…

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