A Worldview for Proactive Planning and Action

A Worldview for Proactive Planning and Action

My last post outlined a major change in direction for both this blog and for my related activities. The blog will focus on a weekly rolling worldview going forward. At the same time, I will begin offering coaching and support services along the lines of what I have done in past. This post is the first of the worldview series.

Inflation Has Become “Greedflation”?

Inflation Has Become “Greedflation”?

Prices seem to go up daily. It’s harder and harder to keep spending in line with income. We keep maxing out our credit cards. Scary times. Why is this happening? Why can’t somebody do something about it? What is the real story behind the inflation we are experiencing? The real story isn’t what they are telling us.

When Money Is No Longer Money. Like Today.

When Money Is No Longer Money. Like Today.

You may remember a while back when money was valuable and you could put it in a bank for safekeeping. Well, no longer. Money value is getting trashed right now, along with the formerly safe banks. The value decline started in 1913, with the dollar today worth around 4 cents in equivalent purchasing power. And now banks are suddenly collapsing. Where is this mess headed next?

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

I read last week about the amazing half-million-plus jobs growth in January 2023. What great news! Or perhaps not. Maybe it is little more than an opinion. Or possibly a lie, or even a damned lie, or worst of all – a statistic. What is the difference between these, if any? And why does it matter to us normal folk?

The Fed Will Fix Inflation? Yeah, Sure …

The Fed Will Fix Inflation? Yeah, Sure …

The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank is hiking interest rates to reduce the currently high inflation rate. They also – sort of, maybe – stopped the money printing that causes inflation. Will it work? Will the Fed give up and reverse its direction? Economic crash, or hyperinflation, or both? Nobody, including the Fed, really knows. Huge impact on us normal folks. What if anything, can we do?