Category Archives: Economy

A Dysfunctional Banking System

As the debt-crisis reached its preliminary climax in the fall of 2008, we were promised the collapse of society if the banks were not rescued with public funds. Maybe that’s true, but now is the time to think about building a better banking and money infrastructure. My personal experience with banks was increased somewhat over… Continue reading »

The Commodities Gadget

And here is the Google Gadgets version of the Commodities Widget. It supports exactly the same chains of commodities as the mac version: Energy: Crude oil, natural gas, heating oil and gasoline Softs: Sugar, coffee, cocoa and cotton Grains: Corn, soybeans and wheat Metals: Gold, silver and copper Currencies: US dollar index, Euro, British Pound,… Continue reading »

The Commodities Widget

The Commodities Widget

I know it’s been a while, but the sequel to the broken Oil Price Widget is now here. The new widget not only shows the oil price, it shows a set of other futures, currencies and indices as well. I named it the Commodities Widget, even though some of the things it shows are not… Continue reading »

FED Bandits Almost out of Ammo

When the FED bought yet more Treasuries yesterday, effectively printing money, the market rejoiced. Karl Denninger documents it well in his latest post (look at the two charts near the bottom). Unfortunately, few such happiness-shots remain: The program to buy Treasuries is capped at $300 billion, and after Monday 9/21, $289 billion has been spent…. Continue reading »

Vekst eller miljø? Ditt valg!

Det er valgår. Partienes programmer finner du her: Arbeiderpartiet (64 siders pdf) Fremskrittspartiet (html) Høyre (65 siders pdf) Kristelig Folkeparti (105 siders pdf) Miljøpartiet De Grønne (27 siders pdf) Rødt (73 siders pdf) Senterpartiet (140 siders pdf) Sosialistisk Venstreparti (36 siders pdf) Venstre (104 siders pdf) Til sammen er dette mer enn 600 siders herlig… Continue reading »