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  1. 9-17-08: Buying the Bottom in a Recession
  2. 9-18-08: The Panic Begins
  3. 9-19-08: Credit Tightens, SEC Bans Shorts
  4. 9-24-08: Buying Opportunities in a Recession
  5. 9-29-08: Tarp's first vote
  6. 9-30-08: Limit Orders, Manipulating Google
  7. 10-6-08: Tarp Fails, Panic Ensues
  8. 10-7-08: Tarp Passes, Panic Ensues
  9. 10-11-08: Lehman was the First Domino
  10. 10-13-08: Bear Market Rally
  11. 10-19-08: GM drops, Buffet Buys Stocks
  12. 10-25-08: Capitalism and the Bradley Effect
  13. 10-30-08: Google and GM
  14. 10-31-08: Stock Market Myths
  15. 11-5-08: Election Results v. Poll Predictions
  16. 11-7-08: Detroit Bleeds Real Blood
  17. 11-14-08: Hedge Funds, CDOs, Tarps, and Pensions
  18. 11-17-08: Social Security Benefits
  19. 11-21-08: Earthquakes and Bear Market Rallys
  20. 11-26-08: The Hot Dog Stand Theorem
  21. 12-5-08: The Total Cost of the Bailouts
  22. 12-12-08: Sub-Primes and Bailouts
  23. 12-23-08: Oil and Gasoline Prices
  24. 12-31-08: Capitalism, Post-Modernism and Global Warming
  25. 1-6-09: Banking Crises
  26. 1-9-09: Economic Theories and Depressions
  27. 1-13-09: A Simple Desultory Philippic
  28. 1-17-09: Zombies and the Fed
  29. 1-24-09: Fiat and DTV are coming!
  30. 1-27-09: Money Part I: What is it?
  31. 1-31-09: January Myths, GM, Aliens Among Us
  32. 2-6-09: A New Hope, California Deficit & Illegals
  33. 2-10-09: Money Part II: Interest and Growth
  34. 2-14-09: Bad Banks and Cheap Oil on Valentine's Day
  35. 2-16-09: Money Part III: Money Utility and Risk
  36. 2-20-09: Bears awaken, life expectency
  37. 2-25-09: Recession news
  38. 3-8-09: The long ride down
  39. 3-11-09: Money Part IV: Trade Deficits and Asset Inflation
  40. 3-14-09: Spring forward, international valuation problems
  41. 3-21-09: Budget Deficits into Perpetuity
  42. 3-28-09: New Cars! Market Moves Up!
  43. 4-4-09: First Quarter results, JPMorgan, TARP, executive pay
  44. 4-8-09: Drug Subs and Defense Economics
  45. 4-10-09: Bold Prediction: The End is Nigh
  46. 4-18-09: The Best Six Weeks Since 1938
  47. 4-22-09: Cars and Green Electricity in 2020
  48. 4-25-09: Breaking out of the Channel
  49. 4-30-09: Swine Flu & Chrysler
  50. 5-3-09: Unemployment and Unfilled Jobs
  51. 5-17-09: How to be Dumb
  52. 5-20-09: Money part V: Income Distribution in the US
  53. 5-24-09: Market Uncertainty and Shorting
  54. 5-31-09: GM goes bankrupt.
  55. 6-6-09: Markets, Unemployment, Foreclosures: Everything's Up!
  56. 6-11-09: Money Part VI: Home Ownership
  57. 6-14-09: Oil, Mortgage Rates, Trade Deficit, Citi Stock: All Up!
  58. 6-17-09: A Decade of Deficits
  59. 6-22-09: Green Shoots or Desolation?
  60. 6-25-09: Money part VII: Wealth Distribution in the US
  61. 7-6-09: Stock Market Head and Shoulders
  62. 7-11-09: Green Shoots Everywhere
  63. 7-15-09: That 70's Show: Stagflation
  64. 7-25-09: The Eye of the Hurricane
  65. 7-31-09: Small Business Bankruptcies
  66. 8-8-09: The Recession is Over!
  67. 8-15-09: Stocks up, confidence and spending down
  68. 8-22-09: The Housing Market
  69. 8-29-09: Insider Trading and Meth
  70. 9-4-09: Women in the Workplace
  71. 9-9-09: Malthus and Africa
  72. 9-13-09: Unemployment and the False Housing Recovery
  73. 9-18-09: The World's 100 Largest Entities
  74. 9-26-09: Balloons and Ketchup
  75. 10-2-09: Lord Sidious, Lloyd C. Blankfein
  76. 10-11-09: Inflation, Food, Flash Trading
  77. 10-17-09: Tarp Oversight Criticisms
  78. 10-23-09: House Prices and Consumer Confidence
  79. 10-30-09: AIG & The Best Places To Live
  80. 11-6-09: The Bubble Returns to Expansion
  81. 11-14-09: The Government Hires Everyone!
  82. 11-21-09: ObamaCare ready for debate
  83. 11-27-09: Black Friday; Dubai Sinking???
  84. 12-5-09: Jobs!!!!
  85. 12-12-09: Unemployment!!!
  86. 12-19-09: Climate Conferance Breakthrough!
  87. 12-25-09: Health Care passes the Senate!
  88. 1-1-10: Mark's Fearless Predictions for 2010
  89. 1-8-10: China buys jobs from the US
  90. 1-16-10: Massachusetts Special Election
  91. 1-23-10: Women, jobs and marriage
  92. 2-6-10: Market adjustment? Or the next leg down?
  93. 2-13-10: Politics in the Euro Zone
  94. 2-20-10: Health care will bankrupt us
  95. 2-27-10: Regulate the Markets, Volcanoes, and the Climate!
  96. 3-6-10: Sovereign Debt
  97. 3-12-10: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb... Bomb Bomb Iran.
  98. 3-18-10: Hispanics in the US
  99. 3-20-10: Conspiracy Theories
  100. 3-27-10: Irrational Exuberance
  101. 4-4-10: Chinese Demographics
  102. 4-10-10: Public Pensions
  103. 4-16-10: Fraud at Goldman
  104. 4-24-10: Inflation and Taxes: All Hail the VAT!
  105. 5-1-10: Sovereign Defaults on the Horizon
  106. 5-7-10: Greece and the PIIGS: the dominoes of Europe
  107. 5-15-10: The State of the Housing Market
  108. 5-22-10: Man Creates Life!!!
  109. 5-30-10: Governments and Great Depression II
  110. 6-4-10: The Death Spiral of the Welfare State
  111. 6-12-10: Unemployment and Education
  112. 6-18-10: Obama Proposes State Pension Bailouts
  113. 6-22-10: Depression Economics: The Dismal Science
  114. 6-26-10: Double Dip, Anyone?
  115. 7-2-10: Microsoft and Viagra
  116. 7-10-10: Retire in Spain!
  117. 7-17-10: Unemployment and the new Unspeakable Truth
  118. 7-24-10: 3rd World Government, Coming Soon to a City Near You
  119. 7-31-10: We the People (plus the Press)
  120. 8-7-10: Obesity, the New Epidemic
  121. 8-14-10: Ending the Great Recession
  122. 8-21-10: India: Emerging power or train wreck?
  123. 8-28-10: Unemployment & Job Creation
  124. 9-4-10: Obama's Waning Popularity
  125. 9-11-10: Governments Look Bad.
  126. 9-17-10: Trade war coming. Buckle up.
  127. 9-24-10: The Market that Won't Die.
  128. 10-1-10: Trade War.
  129. 10-9-10: Drugs and Education: Mark on a Soap Box.
  130. 10-16-10: Foreclosuregate.
  131. 10-23-10: The Government Supports (Half of) Everyone.
  132. 10-27-10: Google Invents Skynet.
  133. 10-30-10: Trick or Treat: It's Republicans!
  134. 11-6-10: Bernanke Puts the Pedal to the Metal
  135. 11-13-10: Deficit Reduction and The Republican Agenda
  136. 11-20-10: Whip Inflation Now!!!
  137. 11-27-10: North Korea v. The World
  138. 12-4-10: Real estate bubbles in the US and China
  139. 12-11-10: Inflation, Bankruptcy, Debtor's Prison
  140. 12-18-10: States in Crisis
  141. 12-24-10: Property Taxes
  142. 1-5-11: Mark's Bold Predictions for 2011
  143. 1-19-11: Inflation!
  144. 1-29-11: Egypt in flames
  145. 2-26-11: Libya in flames
  146. 3-5-11: As GM goes, so goes the Nation
  147. 3-11-11: Tsunami in Japan
  148. 3-18-11: Nuclear Fallout in Japan
  149. 3-26-11: More radiation, more earthquakes, more arab revolts.
  150. 4-2-11: More radiation, more earthquakes, more arab revolts.
  151. 4-9-11: Gas and Oil prices. Up. Who coulda guessed?
  152. 4-16-11: European Bailouts.
  153. 4-23-11: Chinese Inflation.
  154. 4-30-11: Public Pensions again.
  155. 5-7-11: The Silver bubble bursts.
  156. 5-14-11: Europe looks shaky.
  157. 5-21-11: The World Is Still Here!!
  158. 5-29-11: Europe smolders
  159. 6-8-11: Third world chaos
  160. 6-13-11: Running out of Oil, Water, Food, Government
  161. 6-19-11: Greece
  162. 6-25-11: The Future of Europe
  163. 7-3-11: Egalia
  164. 7-9-11: Unemployment
  165. 7-16-11: Sovereign Debt
  166. 7-22-11: US Default?
  167. 7-30-11: US Default Part II?
  168. 8-2-11: Europe starts to go.
  169. 8-5-11: The Age of China? I think not.
  170. 8-13-11: Your government in action (or was that "inaction")
  171. 8-20-11: The world is running out of options.
  172. 8-27-11: Too Big To Fail tested again.
  173. 9-3-11: Europe in crisis.
  174. 9-11-11: Greece teeters on the edge
  175. 9-17-11: Greece still teeters on the edge
  176. 9-24-11: Europe teeters on the edge
  177. 9-30-11: Europe Is Saved! (or not)
  178. 10-8-11: Steve Jobs
  179. 10-16-11: Manufacturing, Aspergers, and the Coming Malthusian Industrial Crisis
  180. 10-22-11: France v. S&P
  181. 10-29-11: Euro Faith Healing - EUphoria
  182. 11-5-11: Seven Billion.
  183. 11-11-11: The Death of Democracy.
  184. 11-18-11: OWS: Coming Soon to a Town Near You
  185. 11-25-11: Houston, we have a Rumor
  186. 12-2-11: Europe, tout jours Europe
  187. 12-9-11: Europe Solves the Next Crisis!
  188. 12-16-11: Occupy closes West Coast ports.
  189. 12-23-11: Merry Christmas!
  190. 12-30-11: Mark's Bold Predictions for 2012
  191. 1-6-11: And the New Year starts.
  192. 1-13-12: S&P Downgrades Europe.
  193. 1-31-12: Birthers v. Obama.
  194. 2-10-12: Germany Fiddles while Greece Burns
  195. 2-17-12: Long Term Disability
  196. 4-15-12: Greece Burns and Spain Smolders
  197. 4-22-12: Dinosaurs Debate and Hold Elections
  198. 5-6-12: Election Day Special
  199. 5-13-12: Greece and California in Crisis. Again.
  200. 5-20-12: Eclipse!
  201. 5-27-12: The Biggest (Government) Loser
  202. 6-3-12: The Fear Factor Increases
  203. 6-10-12: Spain Is Fixed! (for today)
  204. 6-17-12: Greek Elections
  205. 6-22-12: Europe is Fixed!!! (again)
  206. 7-1-12: Europe is Fixed!!! (again)
  207. 7-8-12: Is Europe Fixed?
  208. 7-15-12: Bankruptcy: coming soon to a city near you.
  209. 7-22-12: Food prices skyrocket.
  210. 7-29-12: Super Mario To The Rescue!
  211. 8-5-12: Jobs.
  212. 8-12-12: Drought.
  213. 8-19-12: Food Shortages Ahead.
  214. 8-26-12: Vacations almost over.
  215. 9-3-12: Divorce American Style.
  216. 9-9-12: Jobs? We don't need no stinkin' jobs!
  217. 9-16-12: Inflation Causes Price Stability!
  218. 9-23-12: Israel threatens.
  219. 9-30-12: Rain in Spain.
  220. 10-7-12: The end of Israel
  221. 10-14-12: Food, gas, inflation.
  222. 10-21-12: Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.
  223. 10-28-12: The End of Israel.
  224. 11-2-12: America Elects a President. Probably.
  225. 11-11-12: It's over.
  226. 11-18-12: The Middle East heats up.
  227. 11-25-12: Thanksgiving, a thankfully slow week.
  228. 12-2-12: The Fiscal Cliff Looms...
  229. 12-9-12: The Fiscal Cliff Still Looms...
  230. 12-16-12: Still the Fiscal Cliff...
  231. 12-23-12: Merry Christmas.
  232. 1-1-13: Mark's Bold Predictions.
  233. 1-6-13: We Missed The Fiscal Cliff!
  234. 1-13-13: The Corvette C7!
  235. 1-20-13: War in Asia?
  236. 1-27-13: The End of Republicans?
  237. 2-4-13: Currency Wars
  238. 2-10-13: Progressives take over the world.
  239. 2-17-13: A New Nuclear Arms Race.
  240. 2-24-13: No news this week.
  241. 3-3-13: Sequestration! The End Of Life!
  242. 3-10-13: Unemployment and Workforce participation decline.
  243. 3-17-13: The EU plays with fire...
  244. 3-24-13: The EU is broken.
  245. 3-31-13: Korea?
  246. 4-7-13: Korea!
  247. 4-14-13: Gold enters Bear Market Territory
  248. 4-21-13: Slow: Speed Trap Ahead!
  249. 4-28-13: The market searches for direction.
  250. 5-12-13: Bread and Cell Phones.
  251. 5-19-13: The market spikes upwards.
  252. 5-27-13: The bond market intimidates everyone.
  253. 6-2-13: The bond market continues to intimidate.
  254. 6-9-13: The NSA is watching you.
  255. 6-16-13: Asia is the next problem?
  256. 6-23-13: Bernanke announces his endgame.
  257. 6-30-13: Markets are starting to look a bit grim.
  258. 7-7-13: Central Bankers to the Rescue!
  259. 7-14-13: Central Bankers still in the spotlights
  260. 7-21-13: Detroit is bankrupt. We're shocked, shocked.
  261. 7-28-13: Jobs aren't happening for our youth.
  262. 8-4-13: Mark's on vacation for a week or three.
  263. 8-18-13: Coming soon to a country near you, Sharia.
  264. 8-25-13: Windows 8: a little NSA dude in your living room.
  265. 9-2-13: Afghanistan Opium is in your neighborhood right now.
  266. 9-8-13: Give, so that others may receive.
  267. 9-15-13: California's Illegals get a raise.
  268. 9-22-13: It's all about the Fed.
  269. 9-29-13: Government shutdown?
  270. 10-6-13: Government shutdown.
  271. 10-13-13: Government shutdown Continues.
  272. 10-22-13: Government Open for Business.
  273. 10-27-13: Press 1 for English.
  274. 11-3-13: $678 million? Seriously? You're kidding, right?
  275. 11-10-13: Janet L.Yellen, Super-Genius.
  276. 11-17-13: Bangladesh.
  277. 11-24-13: Iran and the US: courting.
  278. 12-8-13: Bears going extinct.
  279. 12-15-13: You can't handle the Truth!
  280. 12-22-13: The Fed turns 100!
  281. 12-29-13: Mark's Bold Predictions.
  282. 1-5-14: Gay Marriage in Every State.
  283. 1-12-14: Fukushima.
  284. 1-19-14: No news is good news.
  285. 1-26-14: California Dries Up. Won't blow away.
  286. 2-2-14: Who will buy T-bills when the Fed won't? you.
  287. 2-9-14: Obamacare destroys jobs? We meant to do that.
  288. 2-16-14: Obamacare: Bronze, Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.
  289. 2-23-14: Your car, a window into your life.
  290. 3-2-14: Europe: a slow motion train wreck.
  291. 3-9-14: All Russia, All Week.
  292. 3-16-14: MH 370.
  293. 3-23-14: Electorate starts to turn conservative
  294. 3-30-14: Russia attempts to digest Crimea
  295. 4-6-14: Obamacare is closed. Well, almost.
  296. 5-4-14: Democracy? We don't need no stinkin' democracy.
  297. 5-11-14: N.Korea races towards nukes and ICBMs
  298. 5-18-14: Universities, a tick sucking blood from our economy.
  299. 5-25-14: Thailand has a coup.
  300. 6-1-14: All Elon Musk All Week.
  301. 6-8-14: Taxing Solar power, our salvation.
  302. 6-15-14: Paranoia strikes deep. . .
  303. 6-22-14: Iraq back in the news.
  304. 7-6-14: Jobs. Lotsa Jobs. Or maybe not. . .
  305. 7-14-14: Inflation gets going, but no one cares
  306. 7-20-14: The Border Issue Heats Up
  307. 7-27-14: Stagflation: It's Baaaaack.
  308. 8-3-14: Argentina Defaults. Again.
  309. 8-10-14: Debt.
  310. 8-17-14: Still Debt.
  311. 8-24-14: Central Banks.
  312. 9-7-14: The ECB Will Print Money.
  313. 9-14-14: BIS - the biggest, most mysterious bank you've never heard of.
  314. 9-21-14: Ebola?
  315. 9-28-14: Currency Wars?
  316. 10-5-14: BS in Dental Hygiene.
  317. 10-12-14: Volatility returns.
  318. 10-19-14: Almost a correction.
  319. 10-26-14: Europe sliding down.
  320. 11-9-14: The media has a liberal bias? Who knew???
  321. 11-16-14: Go Pack!
  322. 11-23-14: Ukraine, Russia and War
  323. 11-28-14: Oil continues to drop.
  324. 12-7-14: A day that shall live in infamy?
  325. 12-14-14: Oil. Black gold. Texas tea.
  326. 12-21-14: North Korea now runs Sony.
  327. 12-28-14: Mark's Bold Predictions for 2015.
  328. 1-2-15: Deflation in Europe.
  329. 1-11-15: Nous sommes tous Charlie.
  330. 1-18-15: Cars.
  331. 2-1-15: Travels with Charlie.
  332. 2-8-15: Deflation and Syriza.
  333. 2-15-15: Why I Don't Believe in Global Warming.
  334. 2-22-15: Greece and Peace!
  335. 3-1-15: ISIL destroys 3000 year old statues
  336. 3-8-15: This is a bad deal.
  337. 3-15-15: Khamenei still lives, but Putin is missing.
  338. 3-22-15: Of course yes, death to America.
  339. 3-29-15: Saudi Arabia and Iran at war
  340. 4-5-15: What's the deal?
  341. 4-12-15: Greece, again.
  342. 4-19-15: Greece, yet again.
  343. 4-26-15: China slows down?
  344. 5-3-15: Iran and Saudi Arabia
  345. 5-10-15: Politics turns right.
  346. 5-17-15: Iran in the news.
  347. 5-24-15: The South China Sea
  348. 5-31-15: First nuclear explosion in 70 years?
  349. 6-7-15: Pension funds imploding
  350. 6-14-15: Everyone holds their breath for Greece
  351. 6-21-15: It's still all Greece.
  352. 6-28-15: Chief Justice John Roberts: 'Just who do we think we are?'
  353. 7-5-15: Greeks Vote OXI
  354. 7-12-15: China, Greece, Puerto Rico
  355. 7-19-15: Agreements!
  356. 7-26-15: Gold!
  357. 8-2-15: Recession?
  358. 8-9-15: Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea.
  359. 8-16-15: China Employment.
  360. 8-23-15: The Coming Dollar Short Squeeze
  361. 8-30-15: China yet again
  362. 9-6-15: China Celebrates Anti-Japan day
  363. 9-13-15: Will she or won't she?
  364. 9-20-15: The Fed flounders.
  365. 9-27-15: Don't fight the gays.
  366. 10-3-15: Volkswagen attempts corporate suicide.
  367. 10-11-15: Medicine is the US economy's cancer.
  368. 10-18-15: Markets are up all over!
  369. 10-25-15: It's The Future!!!
  370. 11-1-15: You can have a Second Child!
  371. 11-8-15: The world is getting more dangerous.
  372. 11-15-15: Paris.
  373. 11-22-15: Recession?
  374. 11-29-15: A narrow stock market.
  375. 12-6-15: France turns right.
  376. 12-13-15: The Fed Raises Rates?
  377. 12-20-15: The End of Oil?
  378. 1-3-16: Mark's Bold Predictions
  379. 1-10-16: China teeters and quakes.
  380. 1-17-16: Oil and Immigration


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