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August 2008:

Labor Day Weekend Forecast: 30 Million Fewer Jobs
(August 30, 2008)

Lowering the Cost Structure of the U.S. Economy
(August 29, 2008)

The Housing Revolution: From Speculative Investment to Low-Cost Shelter
(August 28, 2008)

The Price of Debt-Based "Prosperity": Slow Erosion, Inevitable Decline
(August 27, 2008)

The Moral Center of Revolution
(August 26, 2008)

The First American Revolution, and the Later Ones, Too
(August 25, 2008)

Income Inequality in the U.S.
(August 22, 2008)

Oil to $70/Barrel? Don't Count On It
(August 21, 2008)

Saved by U.S. Savings? Don't Count On It
(August 20, 2008)

Financial Triage
(August 19, 2008)

Is Housing Bottoming? Don't Bet On It
(August 18, 2008)

What Sport Should Be Added to the 2012 Olympics?
(August 16, 2008)

The Vicious Circle of Shrinking Capital
(August 15, 2008)

More on Television and Propaganda
(August 14, 2008)

When Societies Watch Too Much Television
(August 13, 2008)

The Paradox of Risk: How Limiting Risk Actually Increases Risk
(August 12, 2008)

The Housing Crash Payoff: More Affordable Housing, More Disposable Income
(August 11, 2008)

Olympic Ponderings
(August 9, 2008)

Police State Olympics and the Greatness of Nations
(August 8, 2008)

How Goes the Dollar?
(August 7, 2008)

Empire of Debt, Empire of Lies
(August 6, 2008)

The U.S. and China: Empire, Expansion and Decline
(August 5, 2008)

Should I Buy or Sell? Seven Considerations
(August 4, 2008)

Saturday Quiz: What Is The Fourth Turning?
(August 2, 2008)

Long Cycles: Cheaper Goods, Costlier Capital, Income Disparity Increases
(August 1, 2008)

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