Final Installment: The Capital Commerce Debate


Our five part debate at US News & World Report comes to a conclusion. The follow up to this will be on Kudlow next week (Monday or Tuesday), where I square off against Don Luskin.

My biggest complaint is that this morphed into a battle between logic and rhetoric. I tried to stick to facts, cited sources, and logic. I thought Don became somewhat slippery in his arguments.

Read ‘em all, judge for yourselves:

Round 5: The Recession’s Lurking on the Grassy Knoll vs The Likelihood of Recession Is Real

Round 4: A Disingenuous Look at the Hard Facts vs Job Growth Is Weak, Savings Are Nil, and Debt Is Soaring

Round 3: Bears Can’t Explain Why Housing Hasn’t Tanked the Economy vs The Numbers Are Clear, and the Economy Has Slowed

Round 2: Don’t Worry–Be Happy vs Worry a Lot–Housing Will Hurt the Economy>

Round 1: The Bullish versus Bearish Economic View


Category: Economy, Financial Press, Markets

Friday Night Jazz Classical

Category: Digital Media, Friday Night Jazz, Music

Inflation Adjusted Dow

Category: Inflation, Markets, Technical Analysis

Fed Says What It Means — No Interest Rate Cut

Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation, Markets, Psychology

Son of The Capital Commerce Debate

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Markets

Read it here first: Slow CapEx Spending Worries Economists

Category: Consumer Spending, Corporate Management, Economy

Kurt Vonnegut: So it goes

Category: Books, Politics

Capital Commerce Debate, Part 4 Chart

Category: Employment

The Capital Commerce Debate

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Markets

Historical Bear Market Contractions

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis