Tag Archives: Marginal productivity

Global commodities under pressure

Global commodities under pressure. CLICK HERE This is an amazing look at whats happening to commodities pricing worldwide, sounds boring, but very important.

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Putin and the Ayatollah have Obama in Training for the Unions

by Karl Spain Dockworkers in California, at 29 ports, are striking in unison, refusing to work 3 or 4 days a week, holding up tens of billions in port traffic, trade, and business according to multiple news reports. The supply … Continue reading

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One Crazy Thing I Would Do If I Were President

This whole thing Vote for Independence movement in Scotland got me thinking, if I was President, what completely unpredictable — but also unlikely to cause war or harm – political thing could I do, to promote world unity. And then … Continue reading

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Small Business in America is Being Starved for Capital

Or, Entrepreneurship in the United States is in Decline, Part IV. Those that keep up with my blog have read a few pieces about this disastrous trend here, and now we’ve got further evidence, of just how bad it really … Continue reading

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What must it have been like to live through the 1920’s and 30’s?

What must it have been like to live through the 1920’s and 30’s? Very dark clouds are gathering. Step outside and you can feel a cold wind blowing, even though it’s summer. I’m not a coward, but I’m afraid. The … Continue reading

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Taxes are the next big factor hurting Entrepreneurship

“If corporate profits are at an all-time high, why are corporate taxes near a 60-year low?” The Atlantic, Derek Thompson, May, 2013 Right now, if you start a business here in Maryland, a small business, like a gas station, you … Continue reading

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Why Regulations are definitely a factor in the decline of Entrepreneurship

Regulations are definitely a factor. Small businesses, (how most new ones start out), simply can’t keep up with the paperwork required by law today. I would list all the stupid regulations and taxes and filing requirements, but it would bore … Continue reading

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What the Fed doesn’t know…can hurt us

At the Federal Reserve, they call it “Secular Stagnation,” but before we dive into that, a little foundation. Prior to the creation of the Federal Reserve (a central bank), the U.S. routinely experienced financial panics, and on a short cycle. … Continue reading

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“I’m for the Middle Class” I hereby declare!

By Karl Spain I believe in the middle class. It was a concept I learned about in economics’ (I didn’t go to college long, but I took a college econ course) that stuck with me. This idea was, in essence, … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Solution

By Karl Spain There are a lot of theories about what’s wrong with our economy and most of them contradict each other, leaving the public with no clear sense of what to do about our sluggish growth rate. My theory … Continue reading

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