Economic Surprises; Bubble Indicator; Innovation

October 9, 2012

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“There are no facts, only interpretations.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“More men die of their remedies than of their illnesses.” ~ Moliere, comedian

QE, debt driven government stimulus, looters taking from producers to give to the moochers.

“A government debt is a government claim against personal income and private property – an unpaid tax bill.” – Hans Sennholz

Inflation is a tax, Regulation is a tax; Income tax is a tax;

Research:

Growth in debt vs growth in income is one objective indicator of bubbles ~ Bloomberg Briefs, Merrill Lynch

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Economic Surprises and Bond Yields ~ Bloomberg Briefs

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More authority means less stress, says study ~ Stanford

Perhaps the results vary by personality. The sample – all CEOs – suggest selection bias.

Innovation:

Despite governments everywhere continuing to levy stifling regulations in medicine, energy, and finance, lots of good things are happening in the private sector.

Graymatics’ software automatically identifies specific products in both pictures and video ~ Technology Review

Innovation is also deflationary, one wonders how much fracking has saved Bernanke. So there’s a race between innovation and printing. Under this regime, the printing is the clear winner.

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