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The Clash Of Generations Cometh

You heard it here first, comrades! This is what millennials should actually be outraged about—paying into a system that will not exist when we retire and getting saddled with the debt run up by the boomers—instead of petty social justice … Continue reading

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The Clash of Generations Cometh

The Times They Are a-Changin’, Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don’t criticize What you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agein’ Please get outta’ the new one … Continue reading

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Clash of Generations: Young Adults Hit Hard

Take a look at the Pew Research Center’s study of the relative unemployment rates among various age groups in the United States.   Young adults have been hammered by the Great Recession. Isn’t this the generation that is going to … Continue reading

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Clash of Generations: A Discussion in Davos

We’ve posted several pieces on the coming war between the generations and even how the Occupy Wall Street and Arab Spring are more about intergenerational equity than anything else.   Here’s an interesting discussion from Davos for those who have … Continue reading

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The Clash of Generations

Thomas Friedman is “connecting the dots” in his New York Times column piece over the weekend, The Clash of Generations.    The Global Macro Monitor posted a similar piece, Connecting the Dots: The Coming War Between Generations,  back in March. During … Continue reading

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The Coming Political Earthquake(s)

Nation [ethnic groups] will rise against nation [ethnic groups], and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.  – Jesus of Nazareth OK,  folks, we will lay … Continue reading

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The Coming “Socialist Wave” – NRA

You heard it here first, comrades! On Tuesday night we posted, Karl, The Comeback Kid? We intended to point out  what may be coming over the next decade as job-destroying automation through artificial intelligence and robotics accelerates and drives the … Continue reading

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Karl, The Comeback Kid?

Why do we think the world is about to see the resurrection of the “comrade culture club” over the next ten years? Make no mistake; there will be a visceral political reaction to the coming acceleration of  labor disrupting technology.  … Continue reading

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The Sermon On The Mount[ain Of Debt]

“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” – President Herbert Hoover The Hoover administration thought there was no room and was ideologically opposed to fiscal expansion to stimulate aggregate demand.  Furthermore, Keynesian theory was not even … Continue reading

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Asset Markets, The Sports Illustrated Jinx, And The Dodgers

Why do stocks and assets markets crash? Why is there is a Sports Illustrated jinx and magazine cover stories often signal a sign of a top or bottom of the subject being portrayed? Regression to the mean, or, more simply, … Continue reading

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