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Attention State Pension Funds: Invest In Your Own State

You must invest retirement savings in the businesses and real estate in your own State. The U.S. economy has changed. It has become more local and will continue to do so to fight off imported inflation. The dollar has inflated. It has dropped about 50% in value from its peak across all major trade currencies. As a result, we are experiencing a much higher cost to transport and import goods and services.  

However, the reality is that it is the perfect investment opportunity to start working the local land again. Prices for local farmland is relatively low as it relates to higher prices from more demand and lower supply. Continued »

Will Someone Please Count The Money?

So how much paper money is out there anyway. Does it matter that every time The Wizard of Oz (The Fed/government) decides to bailout a financial institution like Bear Stearns, Lehman, Fannie or Freddie, they have to print more and more money. What is behind this printing of money and how do they do it? Continued »

The Fed’s Ego

Starting to get a lot more optimistic about the economic opportunity that lies ahead. The economy’s assets and liabilities are shifting perspective and ownership. It will be forced to act more efficiently. It may feel like it will happen super fast, but it has been a long time in the making. For those who embrace it, it will be fun, but for those who don’t, it won’t. Continued »

Yoga & Off-Balance Sheet Financing

The word “balance” has significant meaning here. When you take something “off-balance,” you are doing just that. In other words, balance is good (think yoga or buddhism), off-balance (think checkbook) is not good. On that note, what do you call Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Sallie Mae. Do they qualify as “off-balance sheet financing?” How about the Bear Stearns portfolio. The U.S. government did about 36 hours of due diligence on that one, is that one off-balance sheet too? Continued »

Filtered Tap Water: A Gold Mine

Given the energy transportation costs, nasty petroleum-based containers, and cost of waste, it is inevitable that well-filtered municipal water distributed out of locally recycled glass (e.g. wine bottles from local restaurants) is a gold mine waiting to happen. Continued »

Energy Debt vs. Energy Equity

Non-Renewable Energy creates a Debt-Based Economy

  • We are currently leveraging our land value with non-renewable or “borrowed” energy debt.
  • Non-renewable energy owns the 1st Mortgage Debt on our Land.
  • When energy debt costs grow, our land’s 1st mortgage grows.
  • Such increases in costs are inflationary. Continued »