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Collapse, Part 1: Greece

The theme this week is collapse. It’s a big, complex topic because there are as many types of collapse as there are systems. Some systems appear stable on the surface but collapse suddenly; others visibly decay for decades before finally … Continue reading

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Complacency Reigns Supreme–Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, Right?

So by all means, buy the dip now that the VIX soared in full-blown panic from 12 to 17. One of the more remarkable features of the Bull market in stocks is the ascendancy of complacency and the banishing of … Continue reading

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The Catastrophic Costs of Extend-and-Pretend Are About to Crush Europe

Like a star which has expanded and now cannot maintain its grand state, Europe’s extend-and-pretend economy is now poised to experience a supernova implosion. The costs of ill-conceived policies are always paid by someone–usually those with the least political power. … Continue reading

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