communism

Some Hope Amidst The Countdown

By |2017-12-06T18:05:54+00:00December 6th, 2017|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

In October, YouGov partnered with the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to conduct the latter’s annual poll on US attitudes towards socialism. There was, as usual, some good and bad news contained within the results. The number of overall Americans who believe communism was and is still a problem, for example, rose 5 points to [...]

What Was Old Has Been Made New Again (by the ‘recovery’)

By |2017-09-26T19:18:55+00:00September 26th, 2017|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

On November 14, 1939, Israel Amter thundered to his large gathered audience that Josef Stalin was “the greatest leader and statesman of our time.” Not content with one mere exaggeration, Amter continued with the undisguised rhetoric, calling Stalin also “the wisest man on the face of the earth.” This wasn’t all that surprising given that [...]

#ResistFinance

By |2015-05-01T17:44:36+00:00May 1st, 2015|Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

It may just be fitting that today is May Day, the old remembrance of the once “great” destructive force of international communism. Of course, it still resonates largely because its proponents view it from the standpoint of actual purity. Stalin, you see, never really practiced it; as such it has supposedly never really been tried. [...]

Bouncing Rubble

By |2015-01-23T17:04:41+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

The Keynesian revival that is currently underway in the backrooms and hallways of assorted world governments is being somewhat replicated in Europe this week. It is all predicated on the position that all previous forms of “stimulus” from the fiscal side were not the right size, composition or color for that matter and thus the [...]

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