Fixing Economic Problems

Fixing Economic Problems.   PDF Version  

It is human nature to want to fix things.. There may be something in an economy that is deemed needing to be fixed. Is something going on in an economy that is apparently unfair? So, a fix is implemented. Sounds simple.

This is the way it works in reality. A proposed fix is applied. Some benefits can be seen. Are there any costs? Yes, but each cost is spread out so that one human cannot feel the impact. Add up all of the small costs and they easily add up to more than any visible benefits.

What happens when we interfere with market forces? Everything in an economy adjusts and changes in response. Understand this. Market forces never disappear, even though they are routinely dreamed not to be present. Command economies have market forces, same as free markets. Continue reading

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Fall Season Stock Market 2023

Virtually every year, I make reference to the fact that the fall seasonal pattern is highly negative for the stock market. Most crashes and serious downturns, historically, have taken place during this time period. As the 2000s ushered in, this began to change slowly. By spring of 2006, sophisticated methods of stock price manipulation were in place. These efforts have become even more sophisticated and highly reliable. As of now, the market is being held up by any heroic means possible. For more insight, type stock market in the blog search bar and plenty will pop up. I have written a lot about stock market manipulation.

I will add just a few new thoughts. Continue reading

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Big Tech and Market Forces


It is no secret that I am predicting the implosion of the big tech industry, not the tech industry overall. For Background, here are two previous articles.

The Coming Tech Train Wreck

More On Big Tech

It is amazing that a student can complete a PHD program in economics from a prestigious university and graduate without a clue as to how markets function. Continue reading

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