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July 30, 2020

Stew On This: Data Shows Economic Trends Take a Long Time to Cook

As I was wandering around on the “interwebs” the other night, I happened to run across an ad for a new short-form streaming service Quibi. In […]
July 28, 2020

Inflation Translation: Precious Metals are Trying to Tell Us Something

When I was studying guitar in high school, my focus largely centered on classical music. Primarily, that meant learning tons of excerpts from Bach’s Lute Suites, […]
July 23, 2020

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: China Can’t Hide Trade Weakness

Back in my musician days, our tour schedule tended to be weighted toward the college semester, as those were our strongest markets. And as a result, […]
July 21, 2020

Juiced: Europe Stimulus Is Just Sammy Sosa to the US’ Mark McGwire

I’m so excited for baseball season to start this week, I can barely contain myself. I’ve got my subscription to MLB.TV ready to go, some Nathan’s […]
July 15, 2020

From Comedy to Cargo: What Jokes Can Teach Us About the Economy

In case you couldn’t tell from the piece I wrote about Carl Reiner a couple of weeks ago, I’m a huge comedy nerd. And while I […]
July 9, 2020

Holiday Road: Vacationers Bringing Home Unwanted Souvenirs

After months of being cooped up in their houses, Americans have been clamoring for a chance to pack up everyone in the old Wagon Queen Family […]
July 7, 2020

When the Levee Breaks: China’s Three Gorges Dam in Danger?

Back in “B.C.” times (Before Children) when I owned my BMW 3-series convertible, it was pretty standard practice on long trips to put the top down, […]
July 2, 2020

End of an Era: What Happens When it’s Time to Pass the Torch?

Comedy legend Carl Reiner died on Monday at the incredible age of 98. Relevant to the end, he had been up tweeting/reminiscing about Noel Coward’s prolific […]
June 30, 2020

Follow Your Nose: Weird Data Can Often Be the Most Predictive

My daughter loves Fruit Loops. We think it’s because her favorite color is “rainbow” or “all them” – but whatever the reason, she is powerless to […]