The US 2011 Quarter 4 GDP Report

This morning’s much anticipated fourth quarter GDP release provides a preliminary estimate of real GDP growth of 2.8 percent. To be fair, perhaps the anticipation is experienced mostly by forecasting economists and financial market watchers. I am always particularly interested in fourth quarter as it closes out the year and in this case I . . . → Read More: The US 2011 Quarter 4 GDP Report

The Warren Buffett Tax – I was only kidding!

Last September, I proposed (“The Warren Buffett Tax”) that the most effective way to extract a lot of tax revenues from Warren Buffett would be to impose a wealth tax.  My tongue-in-cheek proposal was this:  Tally up your assets and liabilities, calculate the difference (net worth) and then pay a tax of 20% on . . . → Read More: The Warren Buffett Tax – I was only kidding!

Bill_Watkins: "The Liquidity Trap may soon be over" http://t.co/UR73o35b Yes, about the time Europe starts coming apart. Nice chart.

Bill_Watkins: “The Liquidity Trap may soon be over” http://t.co/UR73o35b Yes, about the time Europe starts coming apart. Nice chart.

Bill_Watkins: Watching Europe is like watching a bad movie. http://t.co/bcHgXt9K

Bill_Watkins: Watching Europe is like watching a bad movie. http://t.co/bcHgXt9K

Bill_Watkins: I just wrote the most depressing real estate essay I’ve ever written. Hope my colleagues can find some flaws in it.

Bill_Watkins: I just wrote the most depressing real estate essay I’ve ever written. Hope my colleagues can find some flaws in it.