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When Was America's Peak Wealth?

"...was America at its richest right before or right after Nixon took the country off the gold standard in 1971?"

Trump Meets With Top CEOs To Brainstorm "Jump-Starting" US Economy, Creating Jobs

Today at 10:30am, president Trump will summon some of America’s most prominent corporate executives to the White House Thursday, in a roundtable brainstorming session whose purpose is to come up with policy ideas meant to facilitate trade and taxes, boost job creation and generally jump-start the US economy.

Retired Green Beret Exposes How Secretive Non-Profit Organizations Erode The United States

The end goal is to destroy the Constitution and subvert the country.  Are all NPO’s this way? No, certainly not.  But the majority are, and this is one of the things that needs to be addressed by the current administration and Congress, brought to light by We the People…to keep Soros and his ilk from taking us in the direction that other countries have been taken…and at taxpayer expense, with the 501(c)(3) as their shield.

These Are Times Of General Corruption

When historians look back on this period of the last forty years and diagnose what went wrong, they might do worse than to conclude that at the root of it was a general failure of character, from the top down.

Why Sub $50 Oil Is More Likely Than $70 Oil

Comparative inventory analysis suggests that the current ~$53 per barrel WTI oil price is at least $6 per barrel too high. Don’t hold your breath for $70 oil prices.

Trump Withdraws Appeal Of Travel Ban Suspension, To Unveil New Immigration Order Next Week

During Trump's press conference, the president announced, among numerous other things, that he will issue a new executive action on immigration "next week sometime" which will be "tailored to the decision" issued by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and will rescind the initial travel ban which has been challenged in legal battles across the nation.

Passing On The Permian: Has The Bubble Grown Too Big?

Has the Permian Basin become too hot? More companies and enormous sums of capital continue to flood into West Texas to take advantage of the most prolific shale basin in North America. But rising oil prices might have a counterintuitive effect on the Permian...

The Great Unraveling

Of this we can be certain: When the major dominoes begin to fall, there will be little or no warning, and there will not be sufficient time to begin formulating an exit strategy.

Keystone XL Needs Much Higher Oil Prices To Be Viable

The Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) is a bet on much higher oil prices several years from now. It will take at least $85 oil prices to develop the new oil sand projects needed to fill the pipeline. It is also a bet that U.S. tight oil output will continue to grow and will need heavy oil to blend for refining. Both bets are risky.

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We discuss the elephant in the room for Donald Trump, Apple is the most profitable company in the world, has 250 Billion Dollars in Tax Shelters, and if anybody can afford to bring manufacturing facilities back to the United States it is Apple.

Frontrunning: January 30

  • Trump aides call travel ban success despite broad criticism (Reuters)
  • Trump’s Immigration Ban Promises Constitutional Showdown (BBG)
  • Trump Team Kept Plan for Travel Ban Quiet (WSJ)
  • Trump Era May Mean Fireworks on Fed Days (BBG)
  • Bannon Seizes a Security Role From Generals (NYT)
  • Don't let Trump embarrass our queen, say a million Britons (Reuters)