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The Consumer Price Index and the Truth About Inflation

"By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens."      - John Maynard Keynes Whether we’re rich or poor, thrifty or overextended, inflation is as inevitable as death or taxes. But how high IS inflation? Is the Consumer Price ...

Lessons of The Big Short

“The thought-provoking film is a timely reminder of the lessons from a financial crisis which are too quickly forgotten.” ~ Patrick Durkin, Sydney Morning Herald Hollywood Tells the Story of the Lie That Crashed the Economy Hollywood's big screen version of The  Big Short, based on Michael Lewis's best-selling book ...

Escaping the Consumer Debt Trap

 “Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.” -Ogden Nash, American poet How Good People Get Caught in the Debt Web. If you are staggering under the weight of Consumer Debt, join the club. According to a May 13 ...

Bank (In)Security

Bank (In)Security: 3 Reasons Banks Aren't as Safe as You Think “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would a revolution before tomorrow morning.” - Henry Ford We’ve all heard the expression, “It's ...