Tag Archives: Rules

  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 1/18 – What Volatility Looks Like, Measuring What Makes A Country Great

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:36 PM

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    • Why governments are broken – and how to fix them
    • So That’s What Volatility Looks Like
    • Here’s What Historically Happens to Stocks When Bull Markets End
    • Forecasting Intelligence: My Predictions For 2018
    • How can you measure what makes a country great?
    • Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse.
    • Ahead Of The Pack: What Sets Energy Innovators Apart?
    • China is planting 6.6 million hectares of new forest — almost the size of Ireland
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  • Blog

    A Message to the CM.com Community

    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 12:18 PM

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    To my community:

    This past Memorial Day weekend, users in a forum thread asked if perhaps recent forum topics and replies, as well as general comments elsewhere on the site, had gone off mission. I am delighted to have the opportunity to revisit the extremely important topic of what this site is about and what it is trying to achieve.

    I’ve received a lot of emails on both sides of this issue, and several others recently (involving religion, for example) where some members of this community want to wade into these waters again.  Some call these waters “conspiracy theory,” but I prefer the term “belief-oriented material,” because that more broadly includes other disruptive subject areas that can drag us off mission.

    There were several prominent reasons why we made the decision to not engage in belief-oriented material, the most important of which were that this material provoked emotional responses on both sides and that nobody could clearly articulate how engaging in such discussions helped anybody navigate towards action.

    They were always more “heat” than “light,” created rifts, and never caused anybody to change their minds, as far as I could tell.

    Our mission here is to move people from awareness to understanding and then to actions.  The Crash Course breeds the initial awareness, and our conversations here (should) help move us into deeper understanding, with the goal being definitive action.  Unfortunately, as is true everywhere else on the Internet, belief-oriented topics seem only to derail our efforts.

    We recently polled ourselves here at headquarters and came up with this assessment of our efforts:

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  • Blog

    Our Slow-Motion Crisis

    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, November 21, 2009, 7:29 PM

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    Becca and I just went through the process of buying the house that we have been renting for the past few years.  The experience has given me another distasteful brush with state laws and regulations.  Over the years, new laws have only been added, never subtracted, making this house purchase entirely different from the one I conducted only ten years ago.

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    Daily Digest – Jan 26

    by Davos

    Monday, January 26, 2009, 12:08 PM

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    • Country Default Risk Continues to Rise
    • Nationalization Gets a New, Serious Look
    • Summers Says Economy Entering a ‘Difficult’ Time
    • Office of the Special Inspector General Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)/Congressman Bachus (Letter)
    • Lending Less (Table of the biggest recipients of U.S. capital saw loan volumes decline in Q4)
    • Roach: Worst is Ahead for the US (Video)
    • Another Lay-off Shock: Caterpillar (CAT) To Cut 20,000
    • Report: Birth Rates Fall In Tough Economy
    • Six Errors on the Path to the Financial Crisis
    • Gold Bubble Could Be Quite A Bubble, If It Takes Off (Hat Tip Jeff Borsuk)
    • Wasting Time At Davos
    • Governors seek concessions from public workers
    • No New News: Banks Won’t Lend Money 
    • Did Americans think the US economy had bottomed in 1933? 
    • Tax law changes and banking
    • The "Wells Fargo Ruling"
    • (Letter) From FAF (Financial Accounting Foundation) to Barney Frank
    • SEC Altering the Rules
    • (Fast Track) FASB Amends Fair Value Measurements
    • (Fast Track) SEC Begins Mark-to-Market Study
    • (Fast Track) FASB Speeds up Fair Value Advice
    • (Financial
      Opinionators Say) By Relaxing "Mark-to-Market" Rules, Has the U.S.
      Switched Off its Financial Crisis Early Warning System?
    • (Recent News) Does Fair Value Accounting + Credit Default Swaps = Global Deflation?
    • Time to Unravel the Knot of Credit-Default Swaps  

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