Friday in the *Money* Lab

Although much over-hype accompanied the coronation of Joe-To-Save-Us this week, the stock futures were becoming skeptical by early Friday.  With good reason. Some of the tech sector high-flyers – like Tesla – were showing down 1.3 percent in the pre-opening.  And worst of all, the Federal Reserve Money Stocks confessional (H.6) could be seen as indicating this whole market is overpriced by at least 25% – and maybe more like 35%.  Back out inflation of …

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America’s News Shortage, Econ Data

Columns lately have been a little on the namby-pamby side. But, now that the dust is settling in D.C. as another load of dirt comes in, two issues scream. Trump Saved Crooked Media The first is the pending lack of “news” in America.  Depending on where you consume your daily dose of hypnotic repetition, the pending news shortage may – or may not – be visible. Readers of the NY Times, for example, will not see …

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Live on $10,000 a Year–The Sequel

By far, the most popular book I’ve ever written has been “How to Live on $10,000 a Year, Or Less…” Issued first back in 2005.  Thing is, I haven’t updated the book since 2013.  That was the 4th edition.  I reckon it’s time to update it  again.  Thinking – and facts on the ground have changed.  But as we’ll see as this latest edition unrolls, good ideas have a kind of permanence about them. As …

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Biden Crashcade, Experiment Results

This is a little complicated – future directed – and certainly not an optimistic outlook for the period ahead.  But, it’s something to think about.  So we will approach it stepwise this morning beginning with Futures pricing… Market prices are a function of several variables, as everyone knows, so it’s useful on a “Monday on Tuesday” to look at the variables and try to guess where we’ll go next: Today’s “Rally” isn’t major…at least based …

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Again: Media Missing the Dots

Story that has been heavily played – on sites like Drudge – is under the headline “Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump” when it appeared in the Stamford Advocate. The source of the story, however, is the Washington Post, which, if you haven’t noticed doesn’t blame Trump for everything.  It’s just I can’t remember much they haven’t blamed him for. Stories like this one fail miserably when read by thinking people and especially those of us who seek hard data.   …

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ShopTalk: Redundant Solar, Specialty Crew Mindset

A number of Peoplenomics subscribers (and a few others) have made a personal investment in auxiliary solar systems  for their home.  Although, it makes the power industry a bit crazy:  Home solar’s contribution to the grid is an algorithmic demand management nightmare. Take our place, for example:  With an existing 3.5 kw of power from the existing arrays we can either be a) selling 3 kw into the grid, consuming 10-12 kw (and more, depending on …

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Solving for “R”

While we’re waiting to become fabulously wealthy when the market collapses, we manage to squeeze in a bit of “Saving Humanity from Itself” as well. As you should be aware, there has been a massive dump of UAP/UFO data this week from the C.I.A.’s work in the area,  thanks to efforts of Glenn Greenwald at TheBlackVault.com.  Well done! Our topic may – on the surface – seem to have nothing whatsoever to do with Economics.  …

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SatGourmet: Teriyaki, Pizza, and a Lost Wine

Having grown up in a majority-Asian neighborhood, there is a certain art to Asian cooking that brings joy to the palate.  In particular, this week’s Thursday afternoon dinner of teriyaki chicken. Lots of options here, depending on schedules, amount of labor you want to invest, and so on.  For those on a short clock, boneless, skinless chicken, doused in a bottle of Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce is OK.  Provided it gets 4 or 5 hours in the …

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