February 4, 2017

The FEDs Trillion Dollar Balance Sheet

I’m often asked about the FED balance sheet.    Usually about its large size and how a FED decision to shrink it might roil US and global […]
February 1, 2017

SHI Update 2/1/17: “You’re FIRED!”

That didn’t take long. On Monday, President Trump fired US Attorney General Sally Yates.   She instructed lawyers working for the Justice Department to ignore the executive […]
January 29, 2017

How to Ruin a Country in 15 Years

Once the richest country in South America, Venezuela is now its poorest.    Last year, inflation was about 800%.  The IMF estimates 2017 inflation will be 2,200%.   […]
January 25, 2017

SHI Update 1/25/17: Steady as She Goes

Make no mistake:  Steakonomics is a tantalizing and tasty topic.   But this week … well … there’s not much new to report.   For the 3rd time […]