Nov 19 2009

Commercial Real Estate Reality Check: 2007 Commercial Real Estate Valued at $6.5 Trillion with $3.5 trillion loans. Today, Commercial Real Estate Valued at $3.5 Trillion with $3.5 Trillion in Loans. Can you spot the Problem?

Commercial real estate is dealing with the neutron bomb effect.  The buildings still stand but the inside is gutted as if vultures had devoured a carcass.  What we are seeing, like in many other sectors of our economy, is a distinction between reality based economics and the inflated prices of Wall Street.  If we look […]

Oct 25 2009

Top 10 States make up 55 Percent of United States GDP. 6 of the top 10 States have Unemployment Rates over 10 Percent.

It should come as no surprise that the economic production of each state is not evenly divided.  There are many variables including population, industrial base, and regional specialties.  With this deep recession it is important to get an understanding of how things are divided in the United States.  It is easy to get into the […]

Oct 6 2009

U.S. Dollar fell 35 Percent Over 18 Years from 1984 to 2002 – The U.S. Dollar then Dropped Over 40 Percent from 2002 to 2007: How the Dollar is Being Systematically Devalued since the 1980s. 5 Reason why a Weak Dollar is bad for America.

The U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve have kept quite in recent months about any strong dollar policy.  Last time Timothy Geithner was in China he was laughed at by students when he insinuated that the U.S. would get its economic house in order.  The Chinese students realize just like most Americans do, that the U.S. […]

Sep 10 2009

California Lost Decade of Employment: Bulk of Recent Income Gains went to Wealthiest Californians. 76.8 Percent of Adjusted Gross Income Gains between 2006 and 2007 went to the Wealthiest Fifth of California Personal Income Taxpayers.

California may now have one of the distinct misfortunes of enjoying a lost decade of job growth.  This not only applies to the battered economy of California, but to the nation as well.  To put the magnitude of the current recession in perspective, the only other time in economic history to see a contraction wipe […]

Aug 16 2009

Why Budget Deficits Matter: Government at a $1.26 Trillion Budget Deficit for the 2009 Fiscal Year. Three Times as Large as Last Year and we still have Two More Months of Data.

The notion that deficits do not matter is a widely held and deeply ingrained economic philosophy.  This line of thought took a stronghold in the 1980s and has seemed to stick to our ever-growing dismay.  Yet budget deficits do matter if we are looking at an economic horizon that is longer than one fiscal year.  […]

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