Category Archives: US politics

The Great Reset Ahead

The following is adapted from this year’s Note 21 of The Kelly Letter, emailed to subscribers on April 7. Let’s recap how the United States got into the financial mess it’s in. In the modern era of Federal Reserve bailouts that began in the dot com bust of 2000, the Fed has expanded its balance […]

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Is Voter Turnout the GOP’s Main Problem?

The political chattering class has been dissecting Mitt Romney’s defeat. Democrats and their supporters say the Republican party is full of stale ideas and frustrated white men, unsuitable for the new American demographic, on its way out. Its views on social issues such as abortion and gay rights are out of step, its views on […]

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What the Election Means to Stocks

The following is from this year’s Note 55 of The Kelly Letter, which went out to subscribers yesterday morning. Here we are. At last the campaign is about to end and America will choose its next president. At the end of whatever chaos ensues in a close vote, the next president will emerge. What will […]

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The Looming Election Letdown

The following is from this year’s Note 40 of The Kelly Letter, which went out to subscribers last Sunday morning. The letdown once the next White-House name is known may be acute. We’ll get either “Four more years of the guy who hasn’t done a thing for the economy” or “Four years of the guy […]

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Kunstler’s Zombie Deathwatch Forecast

Here’s one for all you cynics with eyes wide open. James Howard Kunstler posted his “Bang and Whimper” forecast at Phil’s Stock World, and it’s a humdinger. Some highlights: The biggest political shock awaiting us is the massive disruption of the major party nominating conventions next summer, when thousands of angry citizens descend on Tampa […]

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