Tag: economy

Uncomfortable Truths About Taxation

Let’s talk about taxation for a moment. Many people in this country are distraught, and with good reason. Yet, it seems that only exposure, education, and context separate the vast majority as to why. However, there are some common threads that we should be looking at. Take taxes, for instance. I hate using the phrase…

Economic and Projection Model Updates

This article is a follow-up to previous articles concerning economic and war cycles that have been identified and discussed over the previous two decades. Specifically, it is the continuation of work that began in 1999 and is meant to supplement previous statements and projections. For more information on those cycles, CLICK HERE. I write this…

Market Crash and Global War?

Several have asked about the projection model and whether or not anything in regard to the war and economic upheaval has changed since Trump has been elected. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, and I am sorry to report that, unfortunately, everything is status quo. In fact, I venture to say that…

Let Me Draw You Some Pictures… Because I’m Nice

RANT WARNING – CONDESCENDING STATEMENT (AND PICTURES) AHEAD In a recent post, Two Really Ignorant Statements And What You Should Know, I covered some of the numbers associated with the current economic situation. Somehow, some didn’t get it. I venture to say they simply didn’t read it. Yes, it’s long. I’m sorry, but our problems,…

The Economic Upheaval Has Already Begun

Question: “David, when will the economic upheaval or shift you talk about begin to happen?” Answer: “It has already begun, but it will get worse in the coming years.“ Citing World Bank data, a brief from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) claims that up to two-thirds of all jobs in the…

It’s True: The Media Will Spin Just About Anything

The media really can spin just about anything. A CBS affiliate in Wichita recently reported that “with home values in Wichita and across the state climbing, more Kansans are ready to purchase a home.” Then the reporter proceeded to use a family who happened to be looking for a home as their example or perhaps “proof.”…

The Student Loan Crisis – A Different Perspective

What follows is a clarification of a plan for dealing with a rising student loan bubble that can be fixed to our benefit. Read this through and do the math for yourself – you’ll see what I mean. Before I dive in, let me begin with a quote from Thomas Jefferson’s “Bill for the More General…

Is a Credit Card Crisis Underway

Yes. And this is only the beginning. They call it a credit card, a small plastic card that allows the holder the ability to obtain goods or services before actual payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future. Some call it a lifeline, some call it a handy and convenient…

Understanding Interest: Things to Know

Without a calculator or Google, can you answer the following questions? If I borrow $2500 for the year at 9.25% APR, what is the total amount that will need to be repaid? Better yet, how much money will I get each year if I invest $2500 into a CD at 2.08% APY? The interest rates…

Choosing a Small Loan: Here Are Some Options

Are you considering getting a small loan? It’s a big decision. Consider the following before making your decision. Many Americans are still worried about the economy. In fact, according to Harvard University’s Institute of Politics poll, a weak economy is the #1 concern for most millennials these days. This concern comes with a few good…