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Addison WigginAttention to Deficits Disorder

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A Daily Reckoning classique. Since it’s Friday the 13th, we thought we’d take an unlucky look back at the fate of U.S. deficits and debt accumulation since those quaint, pre-crisis days. This was first published in The Daily Reckoning on May, 17, 2005. So foolish we were to be concerned about deficits and debt waaay back then. Alas, the writing had already been scribbled on the wall for years…


Addison WigginThe Currency Wars of the 20th Century

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Addison Wiggin checks in with Jim Rickards and does a quick historical overview of the currency struggles that have brought us up to 2015 and onward. After you read, you won’t look at the tolls you have to pay on the highway the same way ever again…


Addison WigginA Short History of Speculative Excesses and Wealth Preservation

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For of all John Law’s faults, he at least understood that he who holds hard assets wins the day. Addison took the liberty of grafting supporting evidence together from his book with Bill Bonner, Financial Reckoning Day. Read on to see how originators of some of the worst ideas can give us some good ones too...


Addison WigginA Manifesto, of Sorts

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More than a decade ago, Addison Wiggin helped co-found the Daily Reckoning with Bill Bonner. Today, he recalls this life-changing experience, and explains how - despite being rooted in the world of finance - it is and will always be about much more than money. Read on...


Addison WigginThe Tragedy of Common Politics

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Hillary Clinton said what?!?... Gipper deja vu... and lessons from a German octogenarian... Addison Wiggin reflects on the day after election results were in. He would've written a shorter post... but he didn't have the time...


Addison WigginVote or Die!

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Today is Election Day, and as such, people all over America are urging citizens to "get out and vote." But are you ever better off for voting? And, more to the point, can you ever gauge just how important or effective your vote is? Addison Wiggin explores these questions and more, right here...


Addison WigginMilitary Spending: An Unnecessary Farce

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It's election season... naturally, you're liable to find fraud without even looking for it. Last week's GDP numbers gave a positive last minute talking point to incumbent politicians trying to save their bacon. Too bad the numbers were goosed. Here's the story... the truth... and one investment to help you stop grousing about it...


Addison WigginHealth Care Costs: Still the Pig in the Federal Python

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Right now, health care makes up about 25% of the federal budget. A scary statistic to be sure... But here's an even scarier one: health care's portion of the federal budget doubles roughly every 20 years. Yikes! Addison Wiggin explains why this is and what needs to change to prevent health care from taking up half the federal budget. Read on...


Addison WigginOne World, One Bank, One Currency

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After the 2008 financial crisis, little could be heard over the deafening cries of "mission accomplished." And while the Fed's massive QE program seemed to work, the question remains: for how long? Addison Wiggin explains why the next round of QE will fail miserably, paving the way for the IMF to step in with something called "special drawing rights." Read on...


Addison WigginProfit from Global Warming, Even if You Don’t Believe In It

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Global warming is one of the most debated subjects of the last few years. But regardless of whether you're a "true believer" or a merely an unconvinced skeptic, there are significant ways to make serious money from this controversial topic. Today, Addison Wiggin brings you three of them. Read on...