Muckraker of the Financial System

I have published on two other prominent financial websites, (as Gary A) and at I muckrake the banking system and found premeditated causes for the housing bubble and subsequent meltdown. I am married with 4 grown children.

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E Scott Sumner Destroys Financial Times Fear Of China
The Financial Times has come out with an article fearful of China. Scott Sumner decimated it. For the FT, fear of losing a cultural war with China must be widely understood. But it isn't.
E Fed In A Box
Market monetarists like Scott Sumner and Kevin Erdmann say raising of rates instead of raising inflation will result in the dropping of the R* rate. The Fed does monetary stimulus by cutting rates below that equilibrium rate, not by raising rates.
E The Lowdown Federal Reserve Bank
The Fed made the Great Recession far worse on purpose but says it was all about providing accommodation!.
E Suicide Watch: Farmers Are Hurting, Mr. Trump
Donald Trump is putting farmers on the front line with trade. There is a mental health danger discussed below as well as farmers being subject to demand shocks that come with trade uncertainty.
E Trump's Punishment Of China: The Start Of A Radical Rejection Of Foreign Capital?
Donald Trump originally said he wanted to default but it was changed to buy back at a discount. He has never refuted this position. How would his radical thinking impact the USA as a safe haven for world investments?
E The Achilles Heel Of Trump's Tariffs
American auto workers have nearly doubled since 2011 according to the Hill blog. President Trump is endangering what is already a growth industry for America.


Latest Comments
Tesla Sues The Government Of Ontario For Ending EV Incentives
6 hours ago

Tesla fatigue.

In this article: TSLA
Tail Risks Reviews: China Is Number 1
7 hours ago

China is growing. A trade war would just slow it. The US is barely growing. A trade war could tip the US into recession.

Emerging Market Contagion
1 day ago

Interesting article. Certainly emerging markets need to divert trade to other nations and away from the USA. If Trump wants to play hardball, these EMs need to play hardball.

In this article: EEM, UUP
Caterpillar: Growth Momentum And Low Valuation Will Allow For Compelling Total Returns
1 day ago

Cat could be increasing market share. But it must fear cyclical issues, business cycle and others.

In this article: CAT
Is Jerome Powell Just As Clueless To Market Risks Today As Ben Bernanke Was In 2007?
1 day ago

Powell is more concerned about bonds than about workers. He will sacrifice stocks too if necessary to keep demand for bonds up. JMO.

In this article: UUP, SPX
Wicksell’s Elegant Model
1 day ago

I would like to add that the Fed feels comfortable with an economy that is sub-optimal. I personally feel a sub-optimal economy could eventually destroy the working class without an injection of helicopter money. The Fed does not want a red hot productive economy as bonds are it's new gold.

Wicksell’s Elegant Model
1 day ago

Great article except that it can be hard to determine the natural rate. Much of the nation has slow house appreciation while red hot areas behave quite differently.

Trump’s Trade Deal With The EU Is Hardly A Breakthrough
2 days ago

Sounds like even Peter is sucked into the rational for a trade war with China. But really, this should cause economists bowing to populism to pause:

Three Things I Think I Think – Shrinkage, Inflation & Trickle Down
2 days ago

Great article. However lots of loans are secured by collateral. Real estate loans are an example. They are not made out of thin air. Unsecured loans like credit cards have a Fiat feel about them.

These Stocks Will Survive The Growing Risk Of Economic Collapse
3 days ago

You could be rich or dead in this dreadful scenario.

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Gary Anderson Commented on Tail Risks Reviews: China Is Number 1:

China is growing. A trade war would just slow it. The US is barely growing. A trade war could tip the US into recession.

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Socially Responsible Investing As Alex Jones Is Banned
Social investing practitioners would generally be in favor of banning someone who exhibits racial or ethnic hatred against whole groups of people. It is good to look at Facebook and at Google and compare the two with regard to social concerns.
Hitler Economics In The Age Of Trump
There is a case to be made for sovereignty and mutual respect of sovereign nations, but just not in the way that Trump has made it. There is a benign sovereignty and a belligerent and hostile sovereignty. Is POTUS very dangerous or Hitler-lite?
Peter G. Peterson Turned Entitlement Into A Bad Word
Peter G. Peterson was a philanthropist for the wealthy, a reverse Robin Hood
The Cult Of Tesla's Elon Musk
I focus here on Elon Musk, because he is likely the the most powerful cult leader in America, other than perhaps Donald Trump. Elon Musk seems to be able to make outrageous statements and still retain his followers.
Trump Administration's Strange Response To Ford Relocating To China
Trump Embraces Ford Focus production in China when it railed against them being produced in Mexico. Why is this?
It Is Getting Serious With POTUS: Deep State Versus Russia Connection
It appears that Steve Bannon is now courting favor of the White House. I wrote about how radical he is as he has espoused a libertarian economic agenda on steroids.
The Curse Of Trump Is In Cutting Back On The Poor
The United States is a prosperous nation. But attacking the poor is not the way to remain prosperous. It has been tried before with disastrous results.
Tourism And The Trump Letter To Renegotiate NAFTA
NAFTA renegotiations are unleashed. But Canada and Mexico are our greatest tourist partners.

Work Experience

Examples of Globalization Blog
2010 - Present (8 years 9 months)

On my blog I discuss the past housing bubble, the crash and future housing bubbles and scams. Offering easy money loans should be against the law but is not. Selling bogus AAA rated bonds should have been prosecuted but the scheme came from the bankers at Basel 2. You can't go higher than that.


University of California, Santa Barbara
1967 / 1970
Political Science & Government