Monthly Archives: November 2008

A thousand year decline in property prices?

Here’s a cheerful thought for this “supposed-to-be-the-biggest-shopping-day-of-the-year”.  According to Bill Bonner of the Daily Reckoning financial newsletter, after the fall of Rome property prices declined for a thousand years.  He doesn’t have a footnote, but they usually do their homework.  … Continue reading

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Bashing the Oklahoma Constitution

Professor Spiropoulos’ rant against the Oklahoma Constitution (November 17, 2008, “Revisions Are Overdue“) is the latest attack by legal elitists on our state’s foundational document. The article is long on unsubstantiated generalities and short on substance. His basic message is … Continue reading

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Saginaw Michigan Day the Second

I gave two presentations today to different groups here in Saginaw. This morning I spoke at the Houghton-Jones Neighborhood Community Center to a packed crowd.  This is a seriously economically depressed neighborhood.  Lots of empty lots.  Many of those lots … Continue reading

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Day 1 in Saginaw Michigan

I am in Saginaw, Michigan to present tomorrow on the Oklahoma Food Cooperative.  This area is known as the “Tri Cities”, composed of a triangle of Saginaw, Midland, and Bay City.  Saginaw Valley State University, sponsor of my trip, is … Continue reading

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Should we bail out the big three automakers?

Since the government is in the mood to give away money these days, the big American automakers are in the line.  They want $25 billion to subsidize their losing, failing business plans that among other things are a major attack … Continue reading

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My 5 billion mark German postage stamp.

“Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. ” The primary government response on the table thus far to the unfolding financial crisis is to dump money from helicopters all over Wall Street.  Supposedly, this is to … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

Mr. Market seems to be saying “thumbs down” to the future over the last couple of days since the election, with big declines yesterday and thus far today.  As I have repeatedly said throughout this crisis, the government hasn’t a … Continue reading

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20 tasks now that the election is over.

Now that the election is over, it is time to go to work. If you are happy about the election, the ideas below will help you do your part to heal the nation.  If you are unhappy about the election, … Continue reading

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A most excellent analysis of the choices on this election day. . .

. . . at least for those of us who live in state without third parties on the ballots. “We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let … Continue reading

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