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A Good (and Depressing) Summary of the Economy

Leave it to Evan Ambrose-Pritchard to summarize what few other people will tell you. Do you think that things are getting better in the economy? Think again. * Labor force conraction in December – 661,000 *True unemployment rate – 17.3% … Continue reading

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Demand Driven Commodity Run Up?

What’s behind the recent run up in commodity prices? Demand, you say? Not so fast. The likely culprit is hedge funds. I suspect that Ambrose-Pritchard’s analysis is correct. I think this penetrating paragraph is the most fascinating, not to mention … Continue reading

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