You can't rebuild the world's biggest economy with printed money. Production and business are what really make an economy strong, not the number of dollars in circulation. John Cogan and John Taylor explain in the Wall Street Journal that these sorts of payments don't do anything. They write: President-elect Biden is promising another round of federal spending to “stimulate” the economy. Jumping on the bandwagon for $2,000 checks may be only the beginning. But history shows such spending does nothing to stimulate the economy. In the end, it only adds to the federal debt. Since the … [Read more...]
Looking for a Better America
After decades of urbanization, Americans are rebelling against the “bigger is better” mentality of city-living. Seeking a smaller, more affordable, sustainable, and secure lifestyle, some are venturing out from the mega-cities in search of a different life.
A number of techniques have become popular in an effort to save, especially scaling down the size of one’s home. Living small and saving big is even better when it’s coupled with living in a state that treats you more like a human than an ATM it can withdraw money from.
Look for a better America today. Start by reading what I have written to help you below:
Here’s a way forward. Help spread the word about what’s going on in America. As the Fed continues to debase the dollar, the stage is set for its inevitable death along with America’s AA government bond rating. At what point will investors, not just American investors, seek investment shelter in more attractive waters? When investors can cross borders with a few keystrokes, what’s keeping them from investing outside of America? The Biden/Harris cabal is loaded with ex-tech titans and a former Fed head. One who is stuffed to the gills from speaking fees paid by banks. The same banks that … [Read more...]
Buckle down, America, because finding your freedom is about the get a-whole-lot harder. With Warnock’s likely defeat of Loeffler, it’s clear we live in two Americas. As of this morning, it’s not clear if we live in a Senate controlled by Democrats. What is clear is we live in two Americas: Blue and Red. Whether it’s seated at family gatherings or a bird’s eye view from coast to coast, where blue is seated at each end, and red fills in the middle. There is a divide on all levels: state, county, and local. In my conversations with successful Georgians (anecdotal, of course) they tell me … [Read more...]
Do you remember how much you paid for your first home? Pretty amazing how things have turned out, don't you think? If you bought back in the 70s, you probably spent some multiple of your annual salary that wasn't outrageous. Yes, you probably carried a mortgage with an interest rate many multiples higher than today's, but did you ever think you'd be where you are today? Did you think interest rates would be this low? Probably not. You were too busy. You were your own survival guy. You most likely didn't buy a home to sell it to some sucker at a higher price. You bought it because you needed … [Read more...]
States that have abused their businesses with the harshest COVID-19 lockdown rules are going to reap the most from the COVID-19 stimulus package. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes: States will also benefit from the federal enhanced $300 weekly unemployment benefits, which are taxable income in most states. The jobless benefit sweetener will especially help states with higher unemployment such as New Jersey (10.2%), Hawaii (10.1%), New York (8.4%), Connecticut (8.2%) and California (8.2%). New Bureau of Economic Analysis data show how blue states that shut down more businesses … [Read more...]
What's to love about high taxes, high cost of living, high regulations, and business-killing coronavirus mandates? Nothing. That's why many of America's small business owners and entrepreneurs are leaving blue state cities where their retirement savings are treated like a piggy bank for politicians. They want to choose their own retirement life. They're moving to red state cities where governors and mayors look at business and entrepreneurs as something to be nurtured, not targeted for redistribution. One of the newest destinations for Americans fleeing their city is Nashville, … [Read more...]
Your Survival Guy’s inbox is loaded with new members looking to join our gun club. If you want to get an idea for how people are feeling, that’s as good an indicator as any. In my conversations with you, you’re telling me how hard it is to find guns and ammo. In my conversations with gun shop owners (clients), they’re telling me it’s not a political thing either. Americans want to protect themselves and their families regardless of any political party affiliation. When was the last time a blue state politician said anything about family? If you live in a big, blue state city, it’s … [Read more...]
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio made official what most business owners in the city have known for a long time, his mission is to redistribute their wealth. Mayor Bill de Blasio: "Our mission is to redistribute wealth." pic.twitter.com/42Dv9tsRK0 — The Hill (@thehill) December 18, 2020 At The Blaze, Breck Dumas reports on what De Blasio told viewers of a press conference: The COVID era has taught us that so clearly, and we need to do better and we will," de Blasio said. "And that means a commitment to fighting disparities and inequality in every part of the life of New York City … [Read more...]
Joining Governor Gavin Newsom in COVID-19 infamy this week is governor, Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island. She was pictured out at a restaurant with no mask on. See below. RI Gov. Gina Raimondo was caught maskless at a paint and wine bar, despite telling citizens to "stay home except for essential activities." https://t.co/BGubThcsKx — MRCTV (@mrctv) December 16, 2020 … [Read more...]
COVID-19 and a summer of rioting and looting have driven New Yorkers to flee to the suburbs where they are creating islands of peace. The NY Post details where they left and where they went: Where they fled from Top zip codes New Yorkers exited between March 1 and Oct. 31, 2020, with the number of change of address requests for each area: 1. Upper West Side, 10023: 3,368 2. Upper West Side, 10025: 3,000 3. Murray Hill, 10016: 2,889 4. Upper West Side, 10024: 2,708 5. Chelsea/Greenwich Village, 10011: 2,520 6. Upper East Side, 10128: 2,165 7. Downtown Brooklyn, 11201: 1,836 8. … [Read more...]