Brent to Hike

If Syria is invaded by the West, then we should be getting ready for a hike in the price of Brent that some say may reach a much as $150 since it will escalate into a regional problem and affect supplies coming out of Iraq. Société Générale warns that there will be a “significant supply…

Syria: Over by Christmas or Voices from the Past?

French President François Hollande jumped straight in declaring in more Sarkozy-style fashion than ex-President Sarkozy himself that he would attack Syria. That was even before the UN investigators had been shot at by some unidentified people. Then, President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron, probably for FOMO, got in on the act too. Their fear…

Slavery!

Slavery was meant to have vanished from the face of the Earth, or at least from our modern societies years ago. But, it hasn’t. We all know that. We are enslaved to the grind of daily work, the cog wheels that were set in motion centuries ago and that have only heightened the interconnectedness of…

Japan and US: Much of a Sameness

There’s too much of a sameness about Japan and the USA today. The Land of the Rising Sun and good old Uncle Sam have been copying each other far too much and now it seems as if they are railroading on the same train to the Land of Debt. If they don’t derail soon, then…

Big Mistake: the Fed’s Quantitative Teasing

It’s a big mistake. Maybe some might say that the Fed altogether is a mistake itself. But, it’s made some big, ugly mistakes that don’t bare thinking about and yet there’s no understanding why they took those decisions. It’s all very well to have attempted to make the US economy improve and turn things around.…

Yes US Needs Immigration

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. It’s a mammoth of a reform bill and runs 844 pages (plus 350 pages of annexes). A needed overhaul of the 1986 law, but it will have its downsides too. It will increase the number of security agents working on US borders from 21, 000 to…