Author Archives: Danielle Park

Japan flounders afresh, endless stimulus schemes a bust

Word to central planners everywhere: the path to sustainable economic growth is not ‘get rich quick schemes’, more debt and monetary tricks. The solution is found in equitable societies governed by the rule of law, equal opportunity and strong households … Continue reading

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James Cameron on his latest film: Deepsea Challenge 3-D.

Just caught this segment on a replay last night. Understanding the oceans as critical life support for our planet is long-overdue. Here is a direct video link.

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“Equal and opposite move” likely to follow QE

Oops, CNBC is unlikely to be asking Abby back…(note the moans of the host at the end of the clip when she lays out the potential downside)…good for a giggle. “Unfortunately, I think it could come on a crash similar … Continue reading

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Vicious snakes and shrinking ladders

An aggravating feature of this central bank magnified game, is that each snake finds players older each cycle with less income and time to recover losses. This is the critical point that financial types rarely acknowledge since their business models … Continue reading

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The sucking sounds of extractive thinking

Think record corporate borrowing to buy back shares is “brilliant” business management? Think again. For an excellent assessment of the extractive thinking swallowing the c-suite today, see the September Harvard Business Review, Profits without Prosperity. Here is a sampler: “Five … Continue reading

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Low rates and financial suicide

“Artificially depressed interest rates punish savers and cause them to seek yield by channeling funds to more and more speculative areas of the economy, while encouraging already indebted borrowers to take on more debt so long as the debt can … Continue reading

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Danielle’s weekly market update

Danielle was a guest today with Jim Goddard on Talk Digital Network, talking about recent trends in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the discussion here.

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Bonds break faith with central banksters

Long bond yields are headed south pretty much all around the world today. Whether it be consumers and businesses pulling in on travel, trade and spending because of Ebola, ongoing conflict in the Ukraine, or the middle east, the world’s … Continue reading

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More fun with Mario and Janet…

As the press builds up the second coming of Janet at Jackson Hole today (“The Oracle speaks at 10!!). The ECB’s Draghi will be layin’ it all down at 2:30! Stay tuned.  What will the great magicians propose next. A … Continue reading

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The endless potential to learn

Khan Academy is on a mission to unlock the world’s potential. Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it’s not. Here is a direct video link.

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Bubble songs to start another day in Fed-land

Thanks to a reader for sending me a link to these cute Preschool Bubble Songs, that seem so perfectly applicable to our present times: Bubbles Everywhere Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, Gently flowing through the air, Bouncing around without a care, Bubbles, … Continue reading

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Stocks at cyclical highs while global economy slumps

This morning we see more confirmation that the much banked on rebound in the Chinese and European economies is not materializing.  What!! The stock market discounted this expected rebound months and months ago! You mean these cheques might not clear … Continue reading

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China’s anticipated baby boom a bust

China’s expected baby boom, from the relaxing of its one-child policy, not materializing as increasing living costs are keeping couples from having more than one child Here is a direct video link.

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Auto financing: the madness of robbing future demand for current consumption

The subprime lending madness that led to the bursting of the US housing bubble in 2006 has spread through auto loans ever since. Once lending and leasing rates were cut to zero, and wage increases remained flat, dealers turned to … Continue reading

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Jim Chanos in conversation

Chanos speaks in length on his long career as a short-seller. [Warning: short-selling is very high risk, and not a recommended strategy for most people.]  Here is a direct audio link to the Bloomberg business segment. The interview offers interesting … Continue reading

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