5 Really Depressing Charts

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The Visual Representation of Our Very Slow Recovery

Russ Roberts, who hosts the brilliant EconTalk, talks with John Taylor about the extremely slow recovery to our current recession and how that doesn’t match up with previous recessions. Previous recessions and recoveries have been either deep and brisk… Continue reading

How Banks Shirked The Bill For The Crisis And Emerged Richer Than Ever

There are many myths surrounding the “American banking industry” as it relates to its health and well-being. In that regard, the banking analysis that follows is an attempt to bring clarity as to where the U.S. banking industry currently stands… Continue reading

Bad Economies Require Creative Résumés

The United States’ economy has sucked for about four years (as has the world’s economy for the most part) and so there are obviously a lot of people out there looking for a job. Which means employers see a ton… Continue reading

Stimulus Package Amounts to $278,000 Per Job

The White House Council of Economic Advisors released a report stating that the stimulus package saved or created 2.4 million jobs.  This sounds great, but The Weekly Standard—not a paper I’m particularly fond of—actually did the math on that:… Continue reading

Recommending War To Save the Economy… and Obama’s Presidency

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Insider Selling Dwarfs Insider Buying

In a sobering sign that we are not out of this recession, CNBC reports that insider selling (not the illegal variety) absolutely dwarfs insider buying:

“The overwhelming volume of sell transactions relative to buy transactions by company insiders over the… Continue reading

Peter Schiff: “Government in Bed with Wall Street”

Peter Schiff explains corporate-government corruption in another great interview:


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Ten Ways We Can Fix The Country Right Now

Yes, we all disagree. But let's focus on where we can agree in this Top Ten.

By Jim Boswell, author of Crush Depth Alert

The United States is not Japan. It never was and never will be, so let’s quit… Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Jim Boswell of Quanta Analytics

Ryan: Today SwiftEconomics is interviewing Jim Boswell, the Executive Director of Quanta Analytics. Over the last six months it has been my great fortune to have been able to carry on an ongoing dialogue with Jim regarding his view of… Continue reading

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