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John Carlson

Low Inflation Is No “Mystery”

Low Inflation Is No “Mystery”

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Last week, at her press conference, Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen said continued low inflation was a “mystery.” She’s referring to Quantitative Easing (QE) and the lack of the economic evidence that it worked. The Fed bought $3.5 trillion of bonds with money it created out of thin air in…

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Avoiding the Cybercrooks

Avoiding the Cybercrooks

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How can you protect yourself against ransomware, phishing, and other tactics? Imagine finding out that your computer has been hacked. The hackers leave you a message: if you want your data back, you must pay them $300 in bitcoin. This was what happened to hundreds of thousands of PC users…

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Hurricane economics

Hurricane Economics

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The hits keep coming.  Hurricane Harvey left destruction in its wake, and now, Hurricane Irma has Florida in its sights. It’s been five years since Hurricane Sandy, nine years since Ike and twelve years since Katrina.  As with all major weather events, personal tragedy, pain, suffering, and loss are left…

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Don’t Fret DC Debt Drama

Don’t Fret DC Debt Drama

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Think that title sounds familiar?  It is.  We’ve been here before.  And, as before, the “debt ceiling” is a gold mine for some politicians, journalists and analysts.  A possible government shutdown, or reaching a “hard” debt ceiling, are both fun for pessimists to talk about. It seems to happen every…

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