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I have written a lot of vetted articles that are exclusive** to Talkmarkets. Sorting a portion of them by subject will give the reader an opportunity to make sense of it all. I am adding a glossary of terms at the bottom of this page.

For readers interested in economic subjects of the day, these top 30 themes are my efforts to make understanding economics easier:

1. Housing and AI Bubble Causes:
Fed Premeditated Mispricing of Risk in Housing, Oil, Junk Bonds and Other Markets 

The Great Artificial Intelligence Bubble and Scam

2. Great Recession causes:
The Federal Reserve Knew LIBOR Was Exploding in 2007 and Did Nothing
LIBOR Destroyed Subprime, But the Fed Deepened the Great Recession
Proof the Federal Reserve Was Responsible for the Housing Bubble and Crash
3. Tracking a Potential New Housing Bubble:
How to Track the Trump Housing Bubble

This Is What Jamie Dimon Wants for Housing

4. History of Hoarding the New Gold (Tr…

Fed Must Stay Independent by Bailing Out the People

This article was first published by me on Talkmarkets:

The Federal Reserve's independence is being threatened. The Fed brought this threat upon itself, because it did not trust Milton Friedman, but rather increased the wealth divide by pursuing QE instead. Had the Fed trusted Milton Friedman, it would have bailed out the people with Helicopter Money. At the very least, the Fed would have backstopped small  and medium business and pursued an expansionist policy with regard to the real economy and not just to save the banks.

The Fed is facing ideas put forth by Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. Bannon's ideas are very dark and I will comment further at the end of this article.

The Fed had already incurred the wrath of many because it liquidated the entire economy in the Great Recession as it took down the housing bubble. (It also liquidated the economy in…

It Is a Good Thing Trump Asked About Strong or Weak Dollar

This article was first published by me on Talkmarkets:

Despite press coverage to the contrary, it is actually a good thing that Donald Trump asked national security adviser, Mike Flynn, about the benefits of a weak dollar versus a strong dollar for the US economy. He asked the wrong guy, but at least his question is extremely relevant because of economic stands he has taken or may take in the future. Trump wants the American worker to rebound, economically. So the question is an important one. I believe there is a specific reason Donald Trump asked the question and I share it at the end of this article. The question is important is because Trump wants our exports to succeed. That would require a somewhat weak dollar compared to other currencies. But he wants a strong dollar to strengthen the buying power of the American worker. Th…

Scarcity and the Hoarding of Bonds as Gold in Repo

This article was first published by me on Talkmarkets:

Understanding how the repo market works has been covered by multiple online websites, including Talkmarkets, so there are a few repo centered websites listed towards the end of this article that would be helpful to readers interested in the subject. Most quotations below except the discussion concerning the New York Federal Reserve Bank, come from a very helpful British repo educational website,

Repo is used by central banks, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, money markets, insurance companies, banks, hedge funds, at bond auctions, in underwriting bonds, in secondary markets, etc. Before getting into basic issues with repo, we can see that bond yields trend lower in good times and bad, and bond demand in repo markets plays a big part in that demand.

The pressing question regarding the repo mark…

Cross Border Fake Helicopter money Unlike Real HM.

Donald Trump can tax American corporations who make products outside the US for sale in the US. But Donald Trump should not have to engage in a messy and dangerous trade war with Germany and China. Those trade wars would accomplish one thing, causing US goods to be cheaper as a weaker dollar would offset some tariff action by those two currency manipulators. But there are other ways of leveling out the playing field.

Germany manipulates currency by being in the Eurozone. If it didn't have the Eurodollar, its products would be more expensive as exports to the US. And China, which is still growing, likely still has a currency that is undervalued based on its economic clout and size versus the world. There is a solution, and some have said it is already in existence. But maybe it just looks like helicopter money.

Helicopter Money is a much easier way to increase the money supply, put more money in the hands of Americans and lower the dollar some, so that our products would be cheape…

Tourism at Risk: Facebook Doesn't Kill People, People Do

This article was first published on my personal blog at Talkmarkets:

Donald Trump is a gun rights advocate. I would suggest he subscribes to the concept that guns don't kill people, people do. I think that is true. And yet, he is in preliminary discussions to view the social media of everyone who comes into the United States. He should believe that Facebook and social media don't kill people, people do. But apparently his paranoia has gotten the better of him.

Does anyone think that a terrorist would not have a pristine Facebook page if he wanted to come to the USA? Only the good people will be punished. And Americans will lose jobs, thousands upon thousands of jobs, potentially.

Many people would not come to the United States as tourists. Others may not decide to stay on social media. My fear for our nation is that Donald Trum…

A Great Depression Lesson For Our Time

This article was first published by me on Talkmarkets:

Everyone interested in the workings of the economy, as well as economists and central bankers must take a lesson from the Great Depression in order to understand fully the issues causing the worst economic crisis in the nation's history. The lesson that must be learned is that there was plenty of supply of goods but that those goods became too expensive due to Fed actions. The problem is, the goods could not be sold. Since consumers and also businesses who invest their money for growth, could not buy the goods, unemployment skyrocketed to 25 percent in 1933.

It turns out that the Fed pursued a policy of tight money, trying to take the wind out of the sails of the stock market. The crash occurred in 1929. And it turns out that the Fed also stopped capital formation in its tracks. Once capital formati…

Lonergan Stops Rogoff Extremism with Dual Interest Rates

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Eric Lonergan, who is credited along with Adair Turner and a few others for keeping the Milton Friedman idea of helicopter money alive, has fascinating views about interest rates. Lonergan takes issue specifically with Kenneth Rogoff, but this concept he courts can be applied to Fed behavior, the ECB, the BOE, and the BOJ.

When I first discussed ECB helicopter loans on Talkmarkets, I emphasized the perpetual aspect of TRTLO's. But what also is important in Lonergan's vision is that dual interest rates makes it all work. 

What Lonergan is saying is that there are different interest rates. He says that the obvious way to stimulate an economy is to usedual interest rates. Lonergan rejects the Rogoff concept of only allowing  negative deposit interest rates that would also force a need for cashlessne…