Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CD added library , Rothbard via MP3 !

This was a great CD to listen to, much thought went into these lectures. Wish I was a student when he was teaching.

Books added to Library

Saturday, February 14, 2009

When will housing bottom ?

Great question ? The question on many American's minds. Young couples waiting to buy their first home, Reitred couple waiting to move to quiet part of the US (or aboard), many without a job forced to sell the only assest they have. Here is what you really need to understand , LEVERAGE. Never in the history of the world has there been so much leverage, inflating assests of every kind. The past 15 years of growth has been fasle, based on credit, auto, home, personal, educational loans. Growth built on a house of cards that contuines to fall.

.DOWGOLD INDEX, heading to 1 ?

This is a chart of how many ounces of Gold it takes to buy 1 "share" of the Dow . The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price weighted index that contains 30 blue chip companies. This chart is measuring what the DOW is really worth. If the US government prints money and inflates prices, the index will rise (there are other factors here, ie. usd fx rate, leverage of the companies). This causes a problem. How does one know what the DOW is really worth if it is measured it a FIET currency ? Price it against the hard currency of gold. Since 1999 the index has loss 80% of its value and 57% in just the last 2 years. From a high of 44 to closing yesterday at 8.34. Many and myself included believe this index/ratio will fall to 1.

(chart source: Bloomberg)

cont. Civil Unrest

Here are just a few articles: becoming more unstable by the day. My thought- The world will be lucky if it comes out of this crisis without a major war.
French riot police arrive in Martinique
‘Time Bomb’ Ticks in Hungary as Roma Tension Rises
Google "civil unrest in China" for date range past month , 53,000 results
Factory closures, layoffs stir unrest in China
Capitalism Freezes in Worldwide Winter of Discontent
Iceland ‘Like Chernobyl’ as Meltdown Shows Anger Can Boil Over
Economic Crisis Fuels Unrest in E. Europe

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Books added to Library

Will write a short review on both when time permits.