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The Burning Platform

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Contributor since: 19 Jun 2013

  • The Boomer Retirement Meme Is A Big Lie

    Published 04 April 2016 | viewed 0 times

    As the labor participation rate and employment to population ratio linger near three decade lows, the mouthpieces for the establishment continue to perpetuate the Big…

  • Worst Case Scenario = 73% Down From Here

    Published 30 March 2016 | viewed 0 times

    As the stock market gyrates higher and lower in a fairly narrow range, the spokesmodels and talking heads on CNBC breathlessly regurgitate the standard bullish…

  • Yellen, Draghi, Kuroda: Deranged Lab Rats

    Published 22 March 2016 | viewed 0 times

    The stock market has regained all of its loses year to date as economic indicators continue to flash red, corporate profits continue to plunge, consumers…

  • Voting to Destroy The Establishment

    Published 14 March 2016 | viewed 0 times

    "The inability to predict outliers implies the inability to predict the course of history" - Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the…

  • Lies, Damn Lies and BLS Statistics

    Published 04 March 2016 | viewed 0 times

    "There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics." ~ Benjamin Disraeli It's my favorite day of the month. The Bureau of…

  • The Great Corporate Earnngs Fraud

    Published 01 March 2016 | viewed 0 times

    "What are the odds that people will make smart decisions about money if they don't need to make smart decisions -- if they can get…

  • More Than 30 Blocks of Fiscal Irresponsibility

    Published 26 February 2016 | viewed 0 times

    "Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know -- and I…

  • No Way Out

    Published 22 February 2016 | viewed 0 times

    I know there are many people out there who don't watch the daily drivel emanating from their 72 inch HD boob tubes. I don't blame…

  • Deranged Central Bankers Blowing Up The World

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 0 times

    It is now self-evident to any sentient being (excludes CNBC shills, Wall Street shyster economists, and Keynesian loving politicians) the mountainous level of unpayable global…

  • This Time Isn't Different

    Published 04 January 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Last year ended with a whimper on Wall Street. The S&P 500 was down 1% for the year, down 4% from its all-time high in…

  • The Hurd is Heading for a Cliff

    Published 29 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    You would think investors (muppets) would be grateful for the extended topping process of the stock market, as it has given them the opportunity to…

  • The Odds are Never in Your Favor

    Published 27 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The irony of the phrase "may the odds be ever in your favor" is not lost on the readers of the Hunger Games trilogy of…

  • The Big Short - A Review

    Published 23 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "The truth is like poetry, and most people fucking hate poetry." The Big Short opens nationwide today. But it happened to have one showing last…

  • Deja Vu All Over Again

    Published 14 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Janet Yellen will increase interest rates for the first time in nine years on Wednesday. She isn't raising them because the economy is strengthening. The…

  • Living a Lie

    Published 11 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot…

  • Fourth Turning - Our Rendezvous With Destiny

    Published 29 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I…

  • Fourth Turning - Politicians Driving The World Towards War

    Published 28 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I…

  • Fourth Turning - Social and Cultural Distress Dividing The Nation

    Published 27 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I wrote the first three parts of this article back in September and planned to finish it in early October, but life intervened and truthfully…

  • The Fed Induced Farce

    Published 19 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The minutes from the last Fed meeting were released on Wednesday afternoon. The minutes, along with a squadron of jabbering Fed heads lying about the…

  • Obamacare - The Gift That Keeps On Taking

    Published 05 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Isn't it interesting the mainstream media makes barely a peep about the ongoing and worsening Obamacare debacle. Healthcare premiums, co-pays and deductibles are soaring, while…