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Is Bitcoin An Investment? New EFTs Do Not Make It Less Risky

If you’re looking for a heart-pounding rollercoaster ride into the uncharted territory of financial wild things, forget boring old S&P 500 returns. Look no further than the shiny new Bitcoin ETFs hitting the market. Or not. You may have seen ads for the...

The Inflation Paradox: When Perception Clashes with Reality

Back in June 2022, news headlines and social media were screaming about the 9.1% inflation rate. Eighteen months later, in December 2023, inflation was 3.4%—one of the biggest drops in modern history. Yet instead of celebrating, consumers remain anxious, with...

Are We Living In The “Good Old Days”?

For anyone following current news, whether from mainstream sources or the more extreme corners of the Internet, it may seem that the world is spiraling into chaos. That same narrative is frequently echoed by politicians and political candidates. Are things really that...

Feelings about Student Loan Forgiveness are Complicated

I appear monthly on South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “In The Moment” program, hosted by Lori Walsh. In a recent segment, she asked me to address the emotions around student loan forgiveness, especially for those who had no debt or did not qualify for such programs....

Predictions of US Dollar’s Demise Did Not Come True

At the height of the pandemic recession, a June 22, 2020, headline in The Capitalist.com caught my eye: “Dollar Will Plunge 35%, Lose Status As World Reserve Currency.” The article opened with, “The US dollar is on the verge of a 35% collapse. It could also lose its...

Are We In a Recession? Look to Trustworthy Data for the Answer

When it comes to the economy, the idea of “fake news” is nothing new. We’ve often had a segment of the population believing the US government is intentionally lying. In the early 2000’s, economist Paul Krugman used the term “inflation truthers” to describe...