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Australia’s fatal flaw: Negative Gearing

“You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” – Warren Buffett, Chairman’s letter 2001. Negatively geared property investors are exposing themselves, the banks and every Australian citizen to capital destruction, a highly infectious...

TALF to prime derivatives market

photo credit: The Joy Of The Mundane Perhaps the recent US stock market rally is in expectation of the new free lunch Helicopter Ben is preparing. The derivatives market is now in the Quadrillions. Apparently that is worth $199,000 for every human being on the entire...

Asset Bubbles always end in tears..

photo credit: sekundo Throw out the theory! That’s what policy makers are doing world-wide. From neo-liberalism to neo-handouts, one must ask what has happened to confidence in free market theory? Which leader in the western world will stand up? Failure to...

Prime the Printing Press

photo credit: PhotoGraham That is the call as the bankers bailout of US$700bn gets rejected by US Congress. Meanwhile the US Fed has the printing presses running at just about as much – US$630bn. Kohler says: Essentially Congress has ensured that for the moment...

Bailout brings US Hegemony to its knees

photo credit: amirjina Can someone please write in their diary June 2024? Because that’s when we are going to start warning about the next big bailout for bankers. If we do not learn from the horrors of this downturn and collect the economic rent that accrues to...

Fannie Freddie Fiasco

photo credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com How can the world’s most right wing administration delve into the biggest act of socialism since the Great Depression? By allowing the economic fundamentals to be skewed towards speculation rather than production, the...