Thanksgiving Meal Cost Jumps 13%

| November 13, 2011

Excuse us, but… didn’t the government just say a week or so ago that there wasn’t much to worry about with inflation?  Um, Yep…that’s what they said.  Liar Liar Pants On Fire! The cost of a Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S. will jump 13 percent this year, the biggest gain in two decades, as prices rose […]

Pimco Sees Rising Inflation

| June 28, 2011

From …….Yep, PIMCO, the same one that Bill Gross founded.  So PIMCO says we have inflation, Jim Rogers says we have inflation and Lunch Pale Jack says we got inflation…but the U.S. Federal Reserve says pay attention everyone…the kind of inflation you all are looking at doesn’t count!  Ok, that explains it! – Inflation set […]

Here Is A Real Problem, Food Prices….And It’s Not Going Away Anytime Soon!

| May 27, 2011

There will be riots around the world if bad weather continues to dilute food crops.  This has the potential to be a world wide problem as spring turns to summer.  The realization will come by fall if farm harvests turn to dust in the wind !  So, what happens if we have a decent harvest?….Aah then consider us to be lucky and food inflation may be […]

New Thoughts From PIMCO’s Mohamed El-Erian – Says Engage In “Constructive Paranoia”

| May 26, 2011

Here are some of his key points….Policymakers have embraced initiatives designed to boost asset prices, divorcing them from economic fundamentals.   The impact on Main Street has fallen well short of expectations. Interest rates have been repressed. The dollar has also seriously weakened. The net effect has been a double edged sword. “Good” asset price inflation has […]

The The Devolution Of The Consumer Economy…Rising Costs, Declining Wages

| April 8, 2011

It’s here and now folks, the widening gap between declining incomes and higher costs has been filled with borrowed money. Now that borrowing has reached its limit,  the consumer economy is devolving.  Here is what it means. The cost structure of the entire U.S. economy has bloated to unsustainable levels. Here’s the basic mechanism: when money […]

Bernanke: I’ll Say It One More Time, Inflation Is Not A Problem (Currently)!

| February 17, 2011

Uh, Ok Chief…..What ever you say.  Here’s a list of things that are not, repeat…are not a problem.    Our math must be a little sideways though, because just looking at the figures below seem to indicate that we (currently) look to have a BIG problem.     January 2009 TODAY % chg Source Avg. […]

The U.S. CPI Looks Like A Rig Job Here….We Think A New Formula Might Be In Order

| February 11, 2011

Look at the chart below, who is that at the far end with the smallest food component percentage in the overall CPI….Yep, good old Uncle Sam.  Here we go again, looks like the same dumb bozos that put together our budget deficits,  must have designed the current CPI formula!  Math 101 should be a requirement for […]

Real World Inflation

| October 26, 2010

As is often the case, there is a big difference between what the government statistics are reporting and what’s going on in the real world. According to the most recent inflation reading published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), consumer prices grew at an annual rate of just 1.1% in August. The government has […]

Swine Flu Spreading at ‘Unbelievable’ Rate: WHO…..This Could Take The Economies Of The World Down Faster Then Derivitives Did

| August 30, 2009

Swine Flu Spreading at ‘Unbelievable’ Rate: WHO PARIS — Swine flu spreads four times faster than other viruses and 40 percent of the fatalities are young adults in good health, the world’s top health official warned in an interview appearing Saturday. “This virus travels at an unbelievable, almost unheard of speed,” World Health Organisation Director […]

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