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Lessons from Japan: Decades of Decay, Unavoidable Collapse

Japan’s fiscal and monetary extremes are in the news again: this time it’s the Bank of Japan’s extraordinarily large ownership of Japanese stocks, a policy intended to boost “investor sentiment” and prop up sagging equity valuations: The Tokyo Whale Is … Continue reading

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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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The Three Acronyms That Best Describe This Era: TINA, TANSTAAFL and FUGAZI

TINA and the complacent belief in free lunches strip the resiliency from a system and leave it vulnerable to collapse. It’s tough to select three acronyms that best capture the current perfection of central planning, central banking and centralized propaganda. … Continue reading

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