The stunning corruption at the Federal Reserve gets even worse

A few days ago, two top officials at the Federal Reserve suddenly decided to retire. I'm sure most Americans do not care about the comings-and-goings of Fed officials, but this was a truly unprecedented situation. The Fed officials retired after they were caught front-running important announcements regarding monetary policy. That is to say, they profited … Continue reading The stunning corruption at the Federal Reserve gets even worse

As the supply chain collapses, shipping lines post record profits

You can file this phenomenon under "the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer" in financial crises. Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers with massive online presences would have loved for the coronavirus lockdowns to carry on indefinitely - sure, millions of Americans were thrown into poverty, but they were rolling in the dough, and … Continue reading As the supply chain collapses, shipping lines post record profits

Our delta variant experiences, China, the supply chain, and inflation

I have not felt inclined to write for a while, as we've been dealing with a lot of crazy stuff over here. Both of my fully vaccinated parents became very seriously ill with the delta variant. We had an incredible struggle trying to get them into a place where they could get monoclonal antibody treatments … Continue reading Our delta variant experiences, China, the supply chain, and inflation

An economics and finance homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

Photo by Ibrahim Boran As I have mentioned here before, I have worked in economics and finance for decades. I started off managing portfolios for high net worth investors, worked as a government economist, then managed a multibillion-dollar portfolio of government debt as the head of a government agency. My husband and I now own … Continue reading An economics and finance homeschool curriculum for middle school-aged kids

Montana is dropping federal unemployment benefits to force people back to work

We eat out all the time here, so it has been difficult to miss the employment shortage in restaurants. At one sports bar, they were serving everything with plastic picnicware. Plastic cups, plastic plates, plastic forks... This is something you typically do not see in Florida by the ocean, as we try to protect marine … Continue reading Montana is dropping federal unemployment benefits to force people back to work

The Financial Experiment Behind President Biden’s Pork Spending Spree

Photo by John Guccione on Pexels.com Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles. Harry S. Truman These days, I find it incredibly difficult to talk to politically conservative friends and impossible to suffer through conservative-leaning “news” programming. This has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing with their principles. I just … Continue reading The Financial Experiment Behind President Biden’s Pork Spending Spree