Archive for July 29th, 2010

Kindergarten Double Dip Economics

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Full story here from The Golden Jackass.

Double Dip used to pertain to ice cream cones, but now to dreaded return to economic recession. Green Shoots used to refer to gardening projects, then to deceptive economic viewpoints. My favorite is the second half recovery mantra, indicative of totally clueless. This year’s promised recovery in the second half of the year will feature a return to recession instead, thus stripping mainstream economists of any remaining credibility. The endless links in the chain are impressive by the clueless cast of economists that disgrace the US landscape. (more…)

The government debt is becoming a pure Ponzi scheme

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Full story here from ZeroHedge. More from Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan.

In an interview conducted with Business Week, Nassim Taleb discusses his view of the biggest black swan in the market currently, and isn’t shy to call government debt a “Pure Ponzi scheme.” – When asked where he the biggest potential source of systemic fragility is, he responds: “The massive one is government deficits. (more…)

Trillions for Wall St, zilch for you

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Full story here from Mike Whitney.

On Tuesday, the 30-year fixed rate for mortgages plunged to an all-time low of 4.56 per cent. Rates are falling because investors are still  moving into risk-free liquid assets, like Treasuries. It’s a sign of panic and the Fed’s lame policy response has done nothing to sooth the public’s fears. The flight-to-safety continues a full two years after Lehman Bros blew up. (more…)