Innovation and Good Jobs in Germany

Looks like Co-Founder (and former colleague) Ralf Klinkenberg is in the NY Times today. "There is a good start-up culture," Ralf Klinkenberg, of the company's co-founders, said of Dortmund. via NY Times He's right, the whole Ruhr area of Germany...

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Barry's Economic Stimulus Plan

Dear Mr. President, I know it's really easy to spend other people's money but let's face a reality here. No matter how much money you're going to throw at the banking and credit system, it just won't work. The banks are, for lack of better word,...

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Governments Make You Poor

Argentina set up a national retirement system back in the 90′s and I’ve read numerous reports on how wonderful it is because it helps Juan six-pack not worry about the future. The Government is looking out for those unfortunate people who don’t...

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Unmitigated Disaster

You have to love Jim Rogers and the interviews he gives Bloomberg. He’s a wise man that comes across as a cranky at times but we should listen carefully to what he has to say. I don’t know where these guys get the audacity to take our money …

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Undocumented Workers & Inflation

About a week ago I met up with the MarketDoctor for drinks. We do this from time to time to lament on the sad state of the economy and all that’s wrong with this country, while downing a few beers. Our usual topic of discussion is about the rampant …

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A True Threat Of Failure Makes You Conservative

Bluesherry left me a comment a few days ago that had a link to a Libertarian bashing article. Columnist George Monbiot so eloquently titles his article,[]{.push-double} [“]{.pull-double}Governments aren’t perfect, but it’s the Libertarians who...

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