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Today’s Japanese Lesson – BABURU KEIZAI

February 9, 2014

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There’s another story behind the glitter of our mass media economic reporting.   The Japanese have ‘been there, done that’. I thought the title, ‘Baburu Keizai’ might be intriguing enough to get you to read the post to find out the meaning.  You probably already suspect that it is a  Japanese phrase.  Well, this phrase, and […]

Me and My Old ‘Gray Lady’

May 3, 2013

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I seldom give myself an ‘attaboy’ when an argument that I’ve made here is vindicated by another notable media source.  But when the media source is one that historically has carried water for Democrat office holders, it seems like a special occasion.   Special occasion it may be, but it is no cause for celebration in […]

The Fed Feeds the Bull

April 7, 2013

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A lot of people are puzzled by the strange disconnect between the behavior of investors in the stock market and the underlying fundamentals of the economy.   Psychologists call this ‘dissonance’, which is an expensive word to describe the feeling that what I’m seeing doesn’t make sense.  You’ve been seeing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, […]