Posted by Jason Apollo Voss on Aug 11, 2011 in Best of the Blog, Blog | 4 comments
Earlier this week in my post entitled, “Adjusting the Scale of the Selloff to Demonstrate Its Absurdity,” I spent quite a lot of time talking about this thing called the “equity risk premium” and some of the interesting data I had calculated based on this measure. Today I wanted to drill down into that equity risk premium data because it indicates some bizarre investor... read more
Posted by Jason Apollo Voss on Jul 28, 2011 in Best of the Blog, Blog | 2 comments
For today’s post I wanted to review the evidence for that oft talked about issue: who is more responsible for the U.S. debt? If you ask a Republican it is “tax and spend” liberals that are responsible for the bulk of the U.S. government debt. But if you talk with Democrats they ardently disagree. So who is right?
Well, like all things, it turns out that there are lots of... read more
Posted by Jason Apollo Voss on Jul 27, 2011 in Best of the Blog, Blog | 2 comments
Continuing on with an examination of the U.S. debt crisis, let’s look at another oft talked about issue: that raising taxes leads to a decrease in gross domestic product (GDP). As I said yesterday, feel free to download the What My Intuition Tells Me Now U.S. Budgetary Data spreadsheet to see my sources and calculations.
Does Raising Taxes Stifle Economic Growth?
I cannot emphasize... read more
Posted by Jason Apollo Voss on Jul 26, 2011 in Best of the Blog, Blog | Comments Off
Since THE story of the moment is the U.S. budgetary crisis I plan on exploring this story’s many angles until this issue is no longer a crisis. Today I wanted to talk about the revenue-side of the U.S. budget deficit and total debt problem. That’s right let’s talk about revenues, alias (those dreaded) taxes.
Right now Republicans are refusing to allow taxes to be raised to... read more
Posted by Jason Apollo Voss on Jun 11, 2011 in Best of the Blog, Blog | 5 comments
I normally don’t blog about politics except as it affects investing. I consider myself a lukewarm follower of the political scene – having given up on politics as the real source of power in the United States. One person = one vote, but one dollar = one vote; so businesses are the real source of power in our culture.
However, as many of you who follow the blog know, I am... read more
Posted by Jason Apollo Voss on May 26, 2011 in Best of the Blog, Blog | Comments Off
While the rest of Wall Street digests the latest Department of Labor jobless claims figures (up by 10,000 to 424,000), I wanted to spend some time talking with you about absolute unemployment numbers. All of the following data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report entitled, “Employment loss and the 2007-09 recession: an overview.”
Folks, get you air... read more
Posted by Jason Apollo Voss on Apr 6, 2011 in Best of the Blog, Blog | 2 comments
Loyal blog reader, Clint, asked a question yesterday about my 2011 Prediction for gold prices that I feel needs to be brought into the larger forum of the blog itself. Here is what Clint asked:
I have a question about your gold prediction. With the fed printing money faster than I can say “the fed is printing money”, rising... read more
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