Happy New Year! I have a BIG list of links for you today.
This is the first post of 2014. I wish you a safe and satisfying new year.
This editorial from the NYTimes editorial board is significant as the paper calls Edward Snowden a Whistleblower, giving official and mainstream media support for that moniker
The big story of 2013 that hasn’t found it’s way into many headlines is that bonds were slaughtered. We had the worst year since 1994 for Treauries. But no one has focused on this even though we could see yields climb higher.
“ Last year was a great year for Wall Street and for our Buy List. I’m pleased to report that our Buy List beat the market for the seventh year in a row. Thanks to everyone for your support. Our strategy of focusing on high-quality stocks and low prices continues to pay off.“
Links do not equal endorsements. Since this headline is so strong I need to remind you! :) MUST READ though
55% of US households with a head aged 55-64 have no pension retirement benefits.
I’m siding with Don Bodreaux on this one. Anyone who knows the history, knows that the Irish potato famine was NOT the result of free market forces but of a system of repression and tariffs.