Tag Archives: sequestration

  • Podcast

    Rep. Ken Ivory & Dan Griffiths: Creating a Financial Emergency Plan for States

    Utah is pioneering a bold new model
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:06 PM


    In a country where insolvent states increasingly compete for Federal funds, Utah is bucking the trend. And in the process, it’s showing the type of leadership this nation will need more of to deal with its national economic plight.

    A recent slew of new legislation has been passed collectively known as the Financial Ready Utah (FRU) initiative to assess the state’s greatest financial vulnerabilities and to identify the most promising programs for addressing them at the state, community, and household levels. As a result of its earthquake-prone geology, Utah has developed a robust statewide disaster-response system. The FRU initiative prudently asks: Shouldn’t we also have a financial-earthquake preparedness program in case of another 2008-style (or worse) economic shock, which the math indicates is more than likely?

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    Off the Cuff: Red Sky at Morning

    Investors take warning
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10:28 PM


    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Adam discuss:

    • Rough Seas Ahead
      • Chris issues a rare warning for a 40%+ correction in the stock market
    • Happy Sequester!
      • What will its impact be?
    • The Japan Mess
      • Looking more & more like it will be the first major country/currency to fail
    • The "Affordable" Care Act
      • A misnomer if there ever was one
    • The Barnburner at Rowe
      • This year's seminar is shaping up to be one for the ages
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