Perverse Effects

I saw this story in The Wall Street Journal a few days ago, titled “The New Resume: Dumb and Dumber” It says a lot about our current economic climate when people feel compelled to understate their credentials in order to appear more attractive for available positions. While it is unknown as to how widespread this type … Read more Perverse Effects

misc. note

Readers of this blog may want to read a special comment; it is listed below and can also be found here: Comment – Special As you will notice, much of my blog posts and writings point to a difficult and painful future resolve to our economic difficulties, or at least sound a cautionary note with regard … Read more misc. note


Here is an interesting New York Times editorial regarding foreclosures.  Please note that I don’t necessarily agree with many of the recommendations, but the editorial does a nice job of summarizing some of the problems: “Solving” our residential real estate problems is going to be most difficult, in my opinion.  It is a very complex … Read more Foreclosures


This was an interesting editorial in The Wall Street Journal a few days ago concerning the “redefault” rate: These statistics are problematical, especially if one believes the economy will stagnate or worsen from this juncture. It also raises the question as to the effectiveness of intervention measures on default rates and housing prices.  Many of the current … Read more Redefaults

Rep. Barney Frank interview – my comments

Here is a recent interview of Rep. Barney Frank on CNBC.  I found the first few minutes to be interesting, as well as disconcerting in many ways: What nearly everyone, especially the decision-makers in Washington, don’t seem to grasp is the risks inherent in large-scale market interventions.  One question to ask might be, “If large-scale market … Read more Rep. Barney Frank interview – my comments

10-year Treasury Yield

It is interesting that there has been relatively little commentary on the increase of the 10-year Treasury yield. In my opinion the rise is significant in many ways.  Perhaps chief among them is the fact that the yield has risen sharply (to a current 3.46%) despite a large-scale intervention designed to bring yields lower.   This divergence is significant because it … Read more 10-year Treasury Yield

Inaugural post

I have read that there are 60,000,000 blogs on the internet.  Assuming this is true, why create # 60,000,001? Because I believe that the Financial Crisis, and our future economic situation, has been discussed incompletely and/or inaccurately.  In my opinion, there is a societal misunderstanding of the Financial Crisis, its potential risks, and probable outcomes.   … Read more Inaugural post