U.S. Areas Of GDP Contribution

| May 13, 2017

As shown in the Statista chart below, the GDP has a strong correlation with how many people live in those areas. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the Southeast, which has the combined population of 12 states, amounting to approximately 83 million (or a quarter of U.S. citizens), also has the biggest […]

U.S. Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm, Not Russia

| April 22, 2017

A large recurrent coronal hole last seen in March will become geoeffective beginning April 23rd. A moderate (G2) geomagnetic storm watch was added and high latitude sky watchers may be in for an aurora treat once an expected solar wind stream arrives past Earth. More updates in the days ahead. Stay tuned to SolarHam.com where […]

Disparity In U.S. And World Inequity Can’t Last Much Longer and It’s The Reason For The New Populist Agenda Sweeping The World

| March 28, 2017

It’s a screwed up world…  

Consumer Confidence Levels By Political Views

| March 8, 2017

Here is an interesting politically motivated chart…

The Keystone Pipeline Is Back In Action

| January 24, 2017

Bloomberg:  President Trump intends to sign two executive actions today that would advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. 

U.S. States Population Migration in 2016

| January 22, 2017

South Dakota is the #1 inbound state regarding population movement,  #2 is Vermont, #3 is Oregon and #4 is Idaho. New jersey is the # 1 outbound, with #2 being Illinois, #3 New York and #4 Connecticut.  

Military Spending Around The World

| January 10, 2017

Yep, looks like those $1,000 dollar hammers are starting to add up.  

Interesting Numbers

| January 7, 2017

So now we know why home ownership rates have fallen to 50 year lows.

2017 Tax Changes From President Elect Trump And How They Might Impact You

| December 17, 2016

Here it is …  how the new Trump proposed tax changes will effect you. Double click on image to enlarge.

Average Debt For Americans

| December 17, 2016

How does your debt compare…

| December 13, 2016

The most recent Gallop Poll on Economic Confidence just hit all time high … and it all came since Trump was elected president. So … inquiring minds want to know, what would have happened if it was Hillary Clinton? Hmm

Inflation As Measured By The Cost Of Ice Cream Scoops

| December 3, 2016

This  is some kind of inflation … In  1974, a single scoop of ice cream could be purchased at a Thrifty Drug Store for just a nickel. Then the price increased to $0.10 in 1976, to $0.15 in 1981, jumped to $0.35 by 1991, exploded to $1.29 in 2010, to $1.79 by 2013 and yes, to $1.99 now. Wowwwww

How The New Trump Tax Plan Might Relate To You

| November 21, 2016

From the looks of things, if this tax plan gets past the Republican congress, it will help everyone across the board.

Trump Administration Targets Reigning In Record Regulations As A Top Priority

| November 20, 2016

The reliance on regulations led to more than 82,000* (not final) pages in the Federal Register, the official daily digest of the national government, in 2015, eclipsing the 77,000 pages in 2014 and the previous record of 81,405 set in 2010. When “economically significant” regulations are considered, Obama’s totals significantly exceed those of Bill Clinton and […]

State Tax Revenues Are Heading Down, Indicating Early Signs Of Trouble For State Budgets

| October 16, 2016

This is bad news for state governments …

Entitlement Vs. Investment Spending By The Government

| September 16, 2016

We’ve known this was going to be a problem for a long time…

Trust Of Government In The U.S. Has Never Been Worse!

| September 16, 2016

The picture tells the story…

A College Degree May Not Mean What it Used To…

| August 30, 2016

So you got a college degree…now what?

Minimum Wage Rates By State, California’s New Wage Rate Hike Puts It Ahead Of Everyone By Miles

| August 6, 2016

Here is a map of minimum wage by state.  Note that this doesn’t reflect California’s recent minimum wage hike to $15 which will be phased in over the next 5 years.  Sources: www.taxfoundation.com    

Income Tax Rates State By State, California Wins The Award For Top Tax Rate

| August 6, 2016

California wins in a landslide…California-based Spectrum Location Solutions, found that roughly 9,000 California companies moved their headquarters or diverted projects to out-of-state locations in the last seven years. Here are some highlights of the study: Texas ranked as the top state to which businesses migrated, followed by: (2) Nevada, (3) Arizona, (4) Colorado, (5) Washington, […]

Rich Man, Poor Man … It’s A Bad Wind Blowing

| January 17, 2016

Just 62 people now own the same wealth as half the world’s population.   In 2011 388 people had the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity. In 2011 this fell to 177. The number has continued to fall each year to 80 in 2014 and 62 in 2015.   Sources: Oxfam

The Rankings Of The Most Inovative States In The U.S. Show Massachusetts #1, And California A Super Close #2

| January 7, 2016

Boston area’s Route 128 wins out over Silicon Valley, as Bloomberg’s ranking of the most innovative state in the U.S.. Massachusetts is the most innovative state, with California scoring a close second and Washington, New Jersey and Connecticut rounding out the top five states,   Sources: Bloomberg

A Gallup Poll Explains Trump: “A Staggering 75% Of Americans Believe There Is Widespread Government Corruption”

| January 6, 2016

This sums things up very nicely, the world has changed and Donald Trump is the only one brazen enough to talk about pushback against institutional political and economic power. A vote for Trump is not “a vote for Trump”, it is a vote against the broken, corrupt, crony-capitalist model that is now in place in […]

A Broken Society – The American Middle Class Has Disappeared Into The Sunset

| October 21, 2015

Credit Suisse estimates that there are now 25% of Americans that are in the situation of having a negative net-worth. And…the Social Security Administration just released some stunning facts. The following are some of the numbers that really stood out! -38 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year. -51 percent of […]

Global Aging Will Change The Future Of World Economies

| October 19, 2015

Global aging is here…and it will change the world as we know it!

The Evolution Of Energy In The U.S.

| August 29, 2015

Who’s the odd man out here? An Educated guess might surmise it’s coal!   Source: Visual Capitalist The early settlers to North America relied on organic materials on the surface of land for the vast majority of their energy needs. Wood, brush, and other biomass fuels were burned to warm homes, and eventually to power […]

Price Of Farmland Suffers First Decline Since 1986

| August 22, 2015

Farmers are are now feeling a liquidity squeeze. First commodity prices plunge, now the longer term problem becomes the asset backing their business begins its reversal. It looks like the early stages of a farmland asset correction, or worse….

Some Food For Thought From ‘Jessi’e’s Cafe Americain’

| August 15, 2015

So, the real question is….where are we now?     Sources: Jesse’s Cafe Americain, Oak Tree Asset Management.com

House Speaker Boehner Explains The Republicans’ Agenda

| November 6, 2014

It’s about time to turn back the clock, and no we don’t mean off daylight savings…..tic, toc…tic, toc. What  the Democrat’s now have to look forward to is a high stakes chess match….hint, the President looks to be overmatched here! In fact if President Obama plays his cards wrong, the Democratic party may well be on the way destroying itself. As […]

They’re Called The Princes Of “Rolling Jubilee” (You’ll See Why)….. So Just Who Are These Guys And What Do They Do?

| November 1, 2014

Rolling Jubilee… some say it’s about good vs. evil. But in reality it’s all about money and trying to fix the sales pitch from government and schools directly aimed at students which aggressively encourages student loans, and in the end it’s about fixing the pain of life long encumbrances caused by that sales pitch. The totality of college debt […]

More Than 15 Stingray Rogue Phone Trackers Were Found Operating In Washington D.C., And Other Trackers Are Operating Across The United States…So Our Question Here Is Who Owns These Rogue Cell Tower Tracking Devices, And What Is Their Purpose?

| September 18, 2014

Nobody wants to claim this dastardly deed, but mobile security experts discovered what appears to be more than 15 IMSI catchers, commonly referred to as Stingrays, throughout the Washington D.C. area this week. We will have more on this as it develops! Les Goldsmith and Buzz Burner of ESD America joined IntegriCell President Aaron Turner Tuesday […]

We Have Here Something Potentially So Big That It Could Change The World!

| September 15, 2014

It’s called Graphene, and it was discovered in 2004, but in an unworkable form. Since then a lot has changed, so you’ll be hearing about this new super substance in the future as it becomes much more workable and its uses grow exponentially! It’s said to be one million times thinner than a human hair, be 200 times stronger than steel and […]

Can Water Stop California’s Economic Growth?

| September 2, 2014

California’s sunshine is getting a little out of hand…so we would love to throw a little water on the subject, no pun intended, but….maybe we’ll use sand instead. Source: CDEC

Question: Who Is The Worlds Largest Producer Of Oil?…How About Natural Gas?

| July 4, 2014

Easy question….or is it?  We can’t imagine why the answer would be hard. It’s got to be Saudi Arabia, NOPE. How about Russia,  yep that sounds right! NOPE. Well, who else could it be? Hmm, just don’t know, how about Iran, NOPE. Umm, maybe China or Canada, NOPE, NOPE! One last chance… The U.S. overtook Saudi Arabia and Russia and is now the world’s biggest producer […]

It’s Just A Matter Of “Time” Before A Worldwide Cyber Attack Takes Down An Important Part Of The Worlds Economy!

| July 1, 2014

The new normal in computer cyber hacking and attacks will change the way we live at some point going forward. Cyber-spies are especially targeting utility companies all over the world. This will create havoc when it happens. According to Bloomberg, a Russian group of hackers known as “Energetic Bear” is attacking energy companies in the U.S. and […]

The Perfect Witches Brew…..

| June 24, 2014

The Baltic Dry Index just delivered its worst first half of a year performance ever…yes, we said EVER!  This signals a slowing economy. Beware Wall Street, where we have record margin debt combined with incredible complacency…This is likely a perfect witches brew, setting up a variety of outlier events by year end 2014! By definition: The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is a […]

Home Ownership Is On A Slippery Slope, But Home Prices Continue Higher!

| June 6, 2014

Home ownership in the United States has now fallen for 8 years in a row, and dropped to the lowest level in 19 years! To make matters even more interesting, almost 50% of all houses have no mortgages. This is an all time record up from 33% back in 2007-2008. Who is it then, that has […]

The Rich, And Everybody Else

| March 21, 2014

It’s no secret that the rich are only getting richer, and everyone else is heading the other way. At some point, the rich will sink their boat.  Just a matter of time!  So….The U.S. Income Gap has now soared to the widest gap since the “Roaring 20’s”.  Yep, 10% of the population now make over 50% of all earned income! […]

Milton Friedman On Big Government

| March 2, 2014

This says it all… “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand” Wise Dog Research

Mt Gox Files For Bankruptcy After $473 Million In Bitcoins “Disappeared”

| March 1, 2014

Hmm….It looks like the digital encrypted currency exchanges have some bugs to work out! For a case study of a blistering rise and an absolutely epic fall of an exchange that i) was named after Magic: the Gathering and ii) transacted in a digital currency which many have speculated was conceived by the NSA nearly two decades ago […]

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