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9-17-08: Buying the Bottom in a Recession
9-18-08: The Panic Begins
9-19-08: Credit Tightens, SEC Bans Shorts
9-24-08: Buying Opportunities in a Recession
9-29-08: Tarp's first vote
9-30-08: Limit Orders, Manipulating Google
10-6-08: Tarp Fails, Panic Ensues
10-7-08: Tarp Passes, Panic Ensues
10-11-08: Lehman was the First Domino
10-13-08: Bear Market Rally
10-19-08: GM drops, Buffet Buys Stocks
10-25-08: Capitalism and the Bradley Effect
10-30-08: Google and GM
10-31-08: Stock Market Myths
11-5-08: Election Results v. Poll Predictions
11-7-08: Detroit Bleeds Real Blood
11-14-08: Hedge Funds, CDOs, Tarps, and Pensions
11-17-08: Social Security Benefits
11-21-08: Earthquakes and Bear Market Rallys
11-26-08: The Hot Dog Stand Theorem
12-5-08: The Total Cost of the Bailouts
12-12-08: Sub-Primes and Bailouts
12-23-08: Oil and Gasoline Prices
12-31-08: Capitalism, Post-Modernism and Global Warming
1-6-09: Banking Crises
1-9-09: Economic Theories and Depressions
1-13-09: A Simple Desultory Philippic
1-17-09: Zombies and the Fed
1-24-09: Fiat and DTV are coming!
1-27-09: Money Part I: What is it?
1-31-09: January Myths, GM, Aliens Among Us
2-6-09: A New Hope, California Deficit & Illegals
2-10-09: Money Part II: Interest and Growth
2-14-09: Bad Banks and Cheap Oil on Valentine's Day
2-16-09: Money Part III: Money Utility and Risk
2-20-09: Bears awaken, life expectency
2-25-09: Recession news
3-8-09: The long ride down
3-11-09: Money Part IV: Trade Deficits and Asset Inflation
3-14-09: Spring forward, international valuation problems
3-21-09: Budget Deficits into Perpetuity
3-28-09: New Cars! Market Moves Up!
4-4-09: First Quarter results, JPMorgan, TARP, executive pay
4-8-09: Drug Subs and Defense Economics
4-10-09: Bold Prediction: The End is Nigh
4-18-09: The Best Six Weeks Since 1938
4-22-09: Cars and Green Electricity in 2020
4-25-09: Breaking out of the Channel
4-30-09: Swine Flu & Chrysler
5-3-09: Unemployment and Unfilled Jobs
5-17-09: How to be Dumb
5-20-09: Money part V: Income Distribution in the US
5-24-09: Market Uncertainty and Shorting
5-31-09: GM goes bankrupt.
6-6-09: Markets, Unemployment, Foreclosures: Everything's Up!
6-11-09: Money Part VI: Home Ownership
6-14-09: Oil, Mortgage Rates, Trade Deficit, Citi Stock: All Up!
6-17-09: A Decade of Deficits
6-22-09: Green Shoots or Desolation?
6-25-09: Money part VII: Wealth Distribution in the US
7-6-09: Stock Market Head and Shoulders
7-11-09: Green Shoots Everywhere
7-15-09: That 70's Show: Stagflation
7-25-09: The Eye of the Hurricane
7-31-09: Small Business Bankruptcies
8-8-09: The Recession is Over!
8-15-09: Stocks up, confidence and spending down
8-22-09: The Housing Market
8-29-09: Insider Trading and Meth
9-4-09: Women in the Workplace
9-9-09: Malthus and Africa
9-13-09: Unemployment and the False Housing Recovery
9-18-09: The World's 100 Largest Entities
9-26-09: Balloons and Ketchup
10-2-09: Lord Sidious, Lloyd C. Blankfein
10-11-09: Inflation, Food, Flash Trading
10-17-09: Tarp Oversight Criticisms
10-23-09: House Prices and Consumer Confidence
10-30-09: AIG & The Best Places To Live
11-6-09: The Bubble Returns to Expansion
11-14-09: The Government Hires Everyone!
11-21-09: ObamaCare ready for debate
11-27-09: Black Friday; Dubai Sinking???
12-19-09: Climate Conferance Breakthrough!
12-25-09: Health Care passes the Senate!
1-1-10: Mark's Fearless Predictions for 2010
1-8-10: China buys jobs from the US
1-16-10: Massachusetts Special Election
1-23-10: Women, jobs and marriage
2-6-10: Market adjustment? Or the next leg down?
2-13-10: Politics in the Euro Zone
2-20-10: Health care will bankrupt us
2-27-10: Regulate the Markets, Volcanoes, and the Climate!
3-6-10: Sovereign Debt
3-12-10: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb... Bomb Bomb Iran.
3-18-10: Hispanics in the US
3-20-10: Conspiracy Theories
3-27-10: Irrational Exuberance
4-4-10: Chinese Demographics
4-10-10: Public Pensions
4-16-10: Fraud at Goldman
4-24-10: Inflation and Taxes: All Hail the VAT!
5-1-10: Sovereign Defaults on the Horizon
5-7-10: Greece and the PIIGS: the dominoes of Europe
5-15-10: The State of the Housing Market
5-22-10: Man Creates Life!!!
5-30-10: Governments and Great Depression II
6-4-10: The Death Spiral of the Welfare State
6-12-10: Unemployment and Education
6-18-10: Obama Proposes State Pension Bailouts
6-22-10: Depression Economics: The Dismal Science
6-26-10: Double Dip, Anyone?
7-2-10: Microsoft and Viagra
7-10-10: Retire in Spain!
7-17-10: Unemployment and the new Unspeakable Truth
7-24-10: 3rd World Government, Coming Soon to a City Near You
7-31-10: We the People (plus the Press)
8-7-10: Obesity, the New Epidemic
8-14-10: Ending the Great Recession
8-21-10: India: Emerging power or train wreck?
8-28-10: Unemployment & Job Creation
9-4-10: Obama's Waning Popularity
9-11-10: Governments Look Bad.
9-17-10: Trade war coming. Buckle up.
9-24-10: The Market that Won't Die.
10-1-10: Trade War.
10-9-10: Drugs and Education: Mark on a Soap Box.
10-23-10: The Government Supports (Half of) Everyone.
10-27-10: Google Invents Skynet.
10-30-10: Trick or Treat: It's Republicans!
11-6-10: Bernanke Puts the Pedal to the Metal
11-13-10: Deficit Reduction and The Republican Agenda
11-20-10: Whip Inflation Now!!!
11-27-10: North Korea v. The World
12-4-10: Real estate bubbles in the US and China
12-11-10: Inflation, Bankruptcy, Debtor's Prison
12-18-10: States in Crisis
12-24-10: Property Taxes
1-5-11: Mark's Bold Predictions for 2011
1-29-11: Egypt in flames
2-26-11: Libya in flames
3-5-11: As GM goes, so goes the Nation
3-11-11: Tsunami in Japan
3-18-11: Nuclear Fallout in Japan
3-26-11: More radiation, more earthquakes, more arab revolts.
4-2-11: More radiation, more earthquakes, more arab revolts.
4-9-11: Gas and Oil prices. Up. Who coulda guessed?
4-16-11: European Bailouts.
4-23-11: Chinese Inflation.
4-30-11: Public Pensions again.
5-7-11: The Silver bubble bursts.
5-14-11: Europe looks shaky.
5-21-11: The World Is Still Here!!
5-29-11: Europe smolders
6-8-11: Third world chaos
6-13-11: Running out of Oil, Water, Food, Government
6-25-11: The Future of Europe
7-16-11: Sovereign Debt
7-22-11: US Default?
7-30-11: US Default Part II?
8-2-11: Europe starts to go.
8-5-11: The Age of China? I think not.
8-13-11: Your government in action (or was that "inaction")
8-20-11: The world is running out of options.
8-27-11: Too Big To Fail tested again.
9-3-11: Europe in crisis.
9-11-11: Greece teeters on the edge
9-17-11: Greece still teeters on the edge
9-24-11: Europe teeters on the edge
9-30-11: Europe Is Saved! (or not)
10-8-11: Steve Jobs
10-16-11: Manufacturing, Aspergers, and the Coming Malthusian Industrial Crisis
10-22-11: France v. S&P
10-29-11: Euro Faith Healing - EUphoria
11-5-11: Seven Billion.
11-11-11: The Death of Democracy.
11-18-11: OWS: Coming Soon to a Town Near You
11-25-11: Houston, we have a Rumor
12-2-11: Europe, tout jours Europe
12-9-11: Europe Solves the Next Crisis!
12-16-11: Occupy closes West Coast ports.
12-23-11: Merry Christmas!
12-30-11: Mark's Bold Predictions for 2012
1-6-11: And the New Year starts.
1-13-12: S&P Downgrades Europe.
1-31-12: Birthers v. Obama.
2-10-12: Germany Fiddles while Greece Burns
2-17-12: Long Term Disability
4-15-12: Greece Burns and Spain Smolders
4-22-12: Dinosaurs Debate and Hold Elections
5-6-12: Election Day Special
5-13-12: Greece and California in Crisis. Again.
5-27-12: The Biggest (Government) Loser
6-3-12: The Fear Factor Increases
6-10-12: Spain Is Fixed! (for today)
6-17-12: Greek Elections
6-22-12: Europe is Fixed!!! (again)
7-1-12: Europe is Fixed!!! (again)
7-8-12: Is Europe Fixed?
7-15-12: Bankruptcy: coming soon to a city near you.
7-22-12: Food prices skyrocket.
7-29-12: Super Mario To The Rescue!
8-19-12: Food Shortages Ahead.
8-26-12: Vacations almost over.
9-3-12: Divorce American Style.
9-9-12: Jobs? We don't need no stinkin' jobs!
9-16-12: Inflation Causes Price Stability!
9-23-12: Israel threatens.
9-30-12: Rain in Spain.
10-7-12: The end of Israel
10-14-12: Food, gas, inflation.
10-21-12: Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.
10-28-12: The End of Israel.
11-2-12: America Elects a President. Probably.
11-11-12: It's over.
11-18-12: The Middle East heats up.
11-25-12: Thanksgiving, a thankfully slow week.
12-2-12: The Fiscal Cliff Looms...
12-9-12: The Fiscal Cliff Still Looms...
12-16-12: Still the Fiscal Cliff...
12-23-12: Merry Christmas.
1-1-13: Mark's Bold Predictions.
1-6-13: We Missed The Fiscal Cliff!
1-13-13: The Corvette C7!
1-20-13: War in Asia?
1-27-13: The End of Republicans?
2-4-13: Currency Wars
2-10-13: Progressives take over the world.
2-17-13: A New Nuclear Arms Race.
2-24-13: No news this week.
3-3-13: Sequestration! The End Of Life!
3-10-13: Unemployment and Workforce participation decline.
3-17-13: The EU plays with fire...
3-24-13: The EU is broken.
4-14-13: Gold enters Bear Market Territory
4-21-13: Slow: Speed Trap Ahead!
4-28-13: The market searches for direction.
5-12-13: Bread and Cell Phones.
5-19-13: The market spikes upwards.
5-27-13: The bond market intimidates everyone.
6-2-13: The bond market continues to intimidate.
6-9-13: The NSA is watching you.
6-16-13: Asia is the next problem?
6-23-13: Bernanke announces his endgame.
6-30-13: Markets are starting to look a bit grim.
7-7-13: Central Bankers to the Rescue!
7-14-13: Central Bankers still in the spotlights
7-21-13: Detroit is bankrupt. We're shocked, shocked.
7-28-13: Jobs aren't happening for our youth.
8-4-13: Mark's on vacation for a week or three.
8-18-13: Coming soon to a country near you, Sharia.
8-25-13: Windows 8: a little NSA dude in your living room.
9-2-13: Afghanistan Opium is in your neighborhood right now.
9-8-13: Give, so that others may receive.
9-15-13: California's Illegals get a raise.
9-22-13: It's all about the Fed.
9-29-13: Government shutdown?
10-6-13: Government shutdown.
10-13-13: Government shutdown Continues.
10-22-13: Government Open for Business.
10-27-13: Press 1 for English.
11-3-13: $678 million? Seriously? You're kidding, right?
11-10-13: Janet L.Yellen, Super-Genius.
11-24-13: Iran and the US: courting.
12-8-13: Bears going extinct.
12-15-13: You can't handle the Truth!
12-22-13: The Fed turns 100!
12-29-13: Mark's Bold Predictions.
1-5-14: Gay Marriage in Every State.
1-19-14: No news is good news.
1-26-14: California Dries Up. Won't blow away.
2-2-14: Who will buy T-bills when the Fed won't? you.
2-9-14: Obamacare destroys jobs? We meant to do that.
2-16-14: Obamacare: Bronze, Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.
2-23-14: Your car, a window into your life.
3-2-14: Europe: a slow motion train wreck.
3-9-14: All Russia, All Week.
3-16-14: MH 370.
3-23-14: Electorate starts to turn conservative
3-30-14: Russia attempts to digest Crimea
4-6-14: Obamacare is closed. Well, almost.
5-4-14: Democracy? We don't need no stinkin' democracy.
5-11-14: N.Korea races towards nukes and ICBMs
5-18-14: Universities, a tick sucking blood from our economy.
5-25-14: Thailand has a coup.
6-1-14: All Elon Musk All Week.
6-8-14: Taxing Solar power, our salvation.
6-15-14: Paranoia strikes deep. . .
6-22-14: Iraq back in the news.
7-6-14: Jobs. Lotsa Jobs. Or maybe not. . .
7-14-14: Inflation gets going, but no one cares
7-20-14: The Border Issue Heats Up
7-27-14: Stagflation: It's Baaaaack.
8-3-14: Argentina Defaults. Again.
8-17-14: Still Debt.
8-24-14: Central Banks.
9-7-14: The ECB Will Print Money.
9-14-14: BIS - the biggest, most mysterious bank you've never heard of.
9-28-14: Currency Wars?
10-5-14: BS in Dental Hygiene.
10-12-14: Volatility returns.
10-19-14: Almost a correction.
10-26-14: Europe sliding down.
11-9-14: The media has a liberal bias? Who knew???
11-16-14: Go Pack!
11-23-14: Ukraine, Russia and War
11-28-14: Oil continues to drop.
12-7-14: A day that shall live in infamy?
12-14-14: Oil. Black gold. Texas tea.
12-21-14: North Korea now runs Sony.
12-28-14: Mark's Bold Predictions for 2015.
1-2-15: Deflation in Europe.
1-11-15: Nous sommes tous Charlie.
2-1-15: Travels with Charlie.
2-8-15: Deflation and Syriza.
2-15-15: Why I Don't Believe in Global Warming.
2-22-15: Greece and Peace!
3-1-15: ISIL destroys 3000 year old statues
3-8-15: This is a bad deal.
3-15-15: Khamenei still lives, but Putin is missing.
3-22-15: Of course yes, death to America.
3-29-15: Saudi Arabia and Iran at war
4-5-15: What's the deal?
4-12-15: Greece, again.
4-19-15: Greece, yet again.
4-26-15: China slows down?
5-3-15: Iran and Saudi Arabia
5-10-15: Politics turns right.
5-17-15: Iran in the news.
5-24-15: The South China Sea
5-31-15: First nuclear explosion in 70 years?
6-7-15: Pension funds imploding
6-14-15: Everyone holds their breath for Greece
6-21-15: It's still all Greece.
6-28-15: Chief Justice John Roberts: 'Just who do we think we are?'
7-5-15: Greeks Vote OXI
7-12-15: China, Greece, Puerto Rico
8-9-15: Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea.
8-16-15: China Employment.
8-23-15: The Coming Dollar Short Squeeze
8-30-15: China yet again
9-6-15: China Celebrates Anti-Japan day
9-13-15: Will she or won't she?
9-20-15: The Fed flounders.
9-27-15: Don't fight the gays.
10-3-15: Volkswagen attempts corporate suicide.
10-11-15: Medicine is the US economy's cancer.
10-18-15: Markets are up all over!
10-25-15: It's The Future!!!
11-1-15: You can have a Second Child!
11-8-15: The world is getting more dangerous.
11-29-15: A narrow stock market.
12-6-15: France turns right.
12-13-15: The Fed Raises Rates?
12-20-15: The End of Oil?
1-3-16: Mark's Bold Predictions
1-10-16: China teeters and quakes.
1-17-16: Oil and Immigration
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