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May 2011

Bad Ideas, Broken Promises

by John Rubino on May 30, 2011 · 19 comments

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is apparently worried about accelerating inflation and is now in favor of raising interest rates. Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman hates this idea and argues for its opposite, excerpted below: Inflation and Debt (Wonkish) …So, what’s wrong with [the OECD thesis]? I see at least three things […]

 

The Housing Double Dip, QE3, and Gold

by John Rubino on May 25, 2011 · 26 comments

Back during the previous bubble the “Real Estate Bust” breaking news section at DollarCollapse rocked: Tons of fresh links with apocalyptic titles and lots of fish-in-a-barrel ideas for shorting the banks and home builders. Then the action fizzled. Home prices and sales stabilized, and housing seemed destined to bump along for a while, playing little […]

 

Why Would Anyone Buy a Spanish Bond? Part 2

by John Rubino on May 20, 2011 · 15 comments

Spain has so far managed to avoid being sucked into the Eurozone periphery financial abyss. But that might be about to change. This week protesters rallied against the relatively modest cuts in government spending implemented so far. And upcoming elections are a nearly-certain source of more instability: Spain Vote Threatens to Uncover Debt As Socialists […]

 

QE3 And the Silver Entry Point

by John Rubino on May 5, 2011 · 61 comments

With QE2 scheduled to wind down this summer and millions of American voters still unemployed, it was clear that the Fed was itching to keep the monetary spigot open. But how would that be possible with oil, food, and precious metals at or near historic highs and the dollar at multi-year lows? Clearly, something would […]

 

The first thing to understand about Chris Martenson, the respected financial consultant and commentator, is that he’s a PhD in pathology who is, as a result, very comfortable with complex, technical ideas. He’s also a clear, concise writer. In his new book Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment he’ll toss […]

 


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