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July 2008 entries:

Infrastructure and Gridlock: "Too Many Cooks"?
(July 31, 2008)

Oversupply and Compression: How the Median House Price Will Fall from $215K to $70K
(July 30, 2008)

The Human Cost of Mal-investment and the Empire of Debt Collapsing
(July 29, 2008)

The Grand Summary: Our Empire of Debt Is Collapsing
(July 28, 2008)

Haiku and More on Oil
(July 26, 2008)

Is Oil Set to Crash? Two Views
(July 25, 2008)

Yes, There Will Be Armageddon: Government Goes Bankrupt
(July 24, 2008)

Housing's Headwinds: Demographics, Rising Rates, Peak Oil
and Oversupply

(July 23, 2008)

Are You Part of an Elite, and Don't Know It?
(July 22, 2008)

Oil Down $16 to $130, Everything Wonderful Again: Not
(July 18, 2008)

Where the Rubber Meets the Road
(July 17, 2008)

Is this Election Just More 'Bread and Circuses'?
(July 16, 2008)

Is the U.S. Alcoholic, or Merely Schizophrenic?
(July 15, 2008)

Why Fannie and Freddie Have Doomed Housing Prices, Regardless of Bailouts
(July 14, 2008)

Saturday Quiz: Demand Destruction of Gasoline in the U.S.
(July 12, 2008)

Turning a Profit on Abandoned McMansions and SUVs
(July 11, 2008)

Of Onions and Oil: Don't Blame Speculators for Supply and Demand
(July 10, 2008)

China's Challenges: U.S. Meltdown and Peak Oil
(July 9, 2008)

Why Interest Rates Are Rising, and Will Keep on Rising
(July 8, 2008)

Summer Reading Recommendations from Readers
(July 7, 2008)

Patriotic Thoughts for the 4th of July
(July 4, 2008)

Is It Possible to Escape The Consumerist Mindset?
(July 3, 2008)

Alienation Nation
(July 2, 2008)

A Good Con, and The Higher Level Con
(July 1, 2008)

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