Tag: Interest Rates

The Very Definition Of It

The capitalistic social order acquires meaning and purpose through the market. Hampering the functions of the market and the formation of prices does not create order. Instead it leads to chaos, to economic crisis.

The Fed Can’t Stop the Economic Slowdown

Federal Reserve wants to avoid an economic slowdown and they think cutting interest rates may do it. Unfortunately, like a daisy flower in front of an avalanche, the Fed can’t stop the economic slowdown.

A Skip, Hop and A Jump

Living in the San Joaquin Valley – in the heart of California – has it’s perks: centralized locale, mild weather, and fresh fruit. But one thing the valley isn’t known for is clean air. Smog is a way of life here. This is why many people take short drives to the coast to get some […]

Greatly Inflated Expectations

While the broad economy has continued humming along for the last year or so, so have most people’s ‘inflated expectations’ about the direction of interest rates. Depending on how you look at the numbers, we might be in the best of times or we might be in the worst of them.

Staring Pilot In The Face

“What is truth?” Pontius Pilot asked Jesus. A profound question drenched in irony, considering Truth was staring Pilot in the face. But Pilot’s point is clear: he didn’t believe in absolute truth. Pilot held to relativism.

Take No Interest

Recent headlines are focusing on whether or not the Federal Reserve (FED) will raise its key interest rate this year. If they raise rates, the markets may falter. If they don’t raise rates then they may lose credibility (if only!). The financial world is on edge, while most people shrug their shoulders and wonder why the FED even matters.