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Why You Should Expect More Stimulus Fraud Coming Soon

We’ve all heard the apocryphal quote attributed to Albert Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Einstein might not have actually said it, but the quip nonetheless describes what Congress is doing right now with COVID-19 stimulus efforts to a T. Q3...

Making A Silk Purse Out Of A Pig’s Earmark

According to Roll Call, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer has indicated that Democratic leaders are planning to bring back earmarks to the appropriations process in the upcoming term. This comes less than a decade after a long battle to end their starring role in pork-barrel politics finally succeeded. Q3...

Does Government Encouraging Home Ownership Make It More Affordable?

For over a century, policymakers have argued that homeowners take better care of their neighborhood and are just generally more desirable in other ways. As early as 1917, the federal Labor Department created a propaganda campaign to encourage home ownership. And in 1925, Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover wrote Q3...

New York’s Latest Progressive Tax Proposal Has a Radical Twist

Are California and New York in their own secret competition to see who can get the most people to flee their state this year? Lately, it sure seems like it.  Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more FirmBee / Pixabay Both states have enforced stringent lockdown practices utterly detached from the...

Taxing Workers for Staying Home: A Policy Rooted in Envy?

Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, working from home is the new normal. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more In 2018, just 5.4 percent of the US's working population worked remotely. By mid-2020, it had turned into reality for 56 percent of the workforce. While not all workers...

New Reporting Exposes Rampant Fraud Plaguing Stimulus Program

While the fight continues over the election results, Washington, D.C. is quietly negotiating the details of another COVID-19 stimulus bill. Democrats want trillions more while Republicans argue we should limit further expenditure to “just” $500 billion. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Neither side is taking time to reflect...

Elon Musk’s Economic Truth Bomb to Joe Rogan

Elon Musk dropped an economic truth bomb on Joe Rogan’s podcast a couple of months ago. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Screenshot via Joe Rogan show “If you don’t make stuff, there’s no stuff.” Obvious? You’d think so. But, as Musk pointed out, our economic policies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic...

(Un) Happy Deficit Day, America

Even before our nationwide COVID-19 panic attack, we were heading for yet another trillion dollar deficit. Before the dust settled, 30 million Americans had filed for unemployment, those fortunate enough to have jobs were figuring out how to work from home, and nearly everyone was left wondering whom to...

The 7 Most Important Factors For Getting Rich

Some people believe that becoming rich is a question of luck. I disagree. Whether chance presents you with a good opportunity or not is not the key question. Rather: Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more 12019 / Pixabay Do you actually recognize the opportunity in front of you? Or...

8 Venezuelan Industries Hugo Chavez Nationalized (Besides Oil)

Venezuela has experienced one of the sharpest economic declines in modern history—rampant inflation, near-famine, and an exodus of millions of asylum seekers. Yet there remains disagreement over what caused it. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Many refuse to blame socialism, instead citing the collapse of oil prices, corruption,...

What Elon Musk’s Shattered Windshield Can Teach Us About Mindset

Last week CEO Elon Musk helped unveil Tesla’s new Cybertruck. The Cybertruck’s abstract design won’t work for those needing a large flatbed for hauling, but Tesla’s innovative project is moving the needle for weekend warriors. Already 200,000 Tesla fans have put down a deposit to reserve their truck for...

How To Put Your Money Where Your Morals Are

Several Christmases ago, I stopped buying NCAA-branded gifts for my football fanatic in-laws, because the NCAA’s treatment of student-athletes is abysmal. Recent reports that some college sportswear is being made with the forced labor of Muslim-Chinese ‘Uyghurs’ may convince more shoppers to boycott. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and...

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