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Peak oil as a military threat scenario?

Peak oil as a military threat scenario?

Two of my favorite big thinkers, the folks from Casey Research and Chris Martenson, sit down for a discussion about peak oil at Casey’s recent When Money Dies conference. Interestingly,… Read more »

How not to buy foreign real estate…(but I did)

How not to buy foreign real estate…(but I did)

We often advocate investing in foreign real estate and/or moving over seas.  If you are intelligent you should visit first, then rent and then buy.  That makes a lot of… Read more »

Gewgaws and Debt Pushers

Gewgaws and Debt Pushers

Americans love us some gewgaws. Sometimes they seem really cool, but they are essentially worthless trifles, trinkets, baubles, knickknacks and whatnots.  When you realize you’ve been snookered, they invariably end… Read more »

I’m not crazy

I’m not crazy

I’ll sum up today’s post up in one sentence. It’s not crazy to have a plan. Now, I’ll elaborate. Throughout history massive economic changes have happened.    The depression happened…. Read more »

They’re doing it all over again!

They’re doing it all over again!

Remember the open-ended, blank check, taxpayer-guaranteed $700 billion TARP bailout? It’s about to happen all over again… But this time with Bank of America. Here’s the background: Back in 2008,… Read more »

Great interview with Nassim Taleb

Great interview with Nassim Taleb

Nassim Talem of “black swan” fame has a great interview up at Bloomberg. Among the highlights: The system we have now is not a normal economic system. We’re not living… Read more »

Move it or Lose it

Move it or Lose it

Sometimes it is hard to tell whether a fence is designed to keep people out or to keep people in.  Sometimes  it is both. Sometimes it changes.  When we are… Read more »

Conversation with a kid

Conversation with a kid

I just dropped my third grader off at school and on the way we were listening to the news.  During the section on the protests on Wall Street a man… Read more »

The key to wealth: Stop acting rich

The key to wealth: Stop acting rich

Back in 1998, Thomas Stanley wrote a book called The Millionaire Next Door.  What he discovered was fascinating.  The folks you think are millionaires probably aren’t.  The guy driving the… Read more »

Petty tyrants

Petty tyrants

We write a lot about the intrusiveness of the federal government into every aspect of our lives.  Whether its TSA goon squads at airports, armed FDA thugs raiding natural food… Read more »

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