There’s Still No Free Lunch

Budget By David Stockman.  |  January 15, 2020

Everything we get, outside of the free gifts of nature, must in some way be paid for. Read More

This Is A Tesla Market

Budget By David Stockman.  |  August 8, 2019

Another earnings season is winding down, and it’s time to wonder what comes after the journey from “sublime” to “ridiculous” is complete. Read More

The Debt Ceiling and the Duopoly

Budget By David Stockman.  |  July 23, 2019

They say partisan rancor will be the end of us. I say it’s the duopoly’s bullshit that ultimately takes this whole glorious experiment down for the count. Read More

What It Means to Be a “Low Interest Man”

Budget By David Stockman.  |  March 15, 2019

I want the easy Easy money Easy money I could get lucky Oh, things could go right – Billy Joel, “Easy Money” (1983) We have more news today confirming we’re at a slow boil… and Read More

It’s Going to Get Loud

Budget By David Stockman.  |  March 26, 2019

How in hell did those bombers get up there every single second of our lives! Why doesn’t someone want to talk about it! We’ve started and won two atomic wars since 2022! Is it because Read More

Let’s Consume More Than We Produce!

Budget By David Stockman.  |  March 18, 2019

“Oh, ‘tanstaafl.’ Means ‘There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.’ And isn’t,” I added, pointing to a FREE LUNCH sign across room, “or these drinks would cost half as much. Read More

The Truth Is In Here…

Budget By David Stockman.  |  February 14, 2019

Roses are red Violets are blue Retail sales sucked BTFD – “Ramp Capital,” a Twitter parody account, on Valentine’s Day 2019 When he was appointed, I referred to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell as “Janet Yellen Read More

Let’s Hear It For and From George and Abraham

Budget By David Stockman.  |  February 18, 2019

For most Americans the Constitution had become a hazy document, cited like the Bible on ceremonial occasions but forgotten in the daily transactions of life. – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Read More

The Crisis Is on Main Street

Budget By David Stockman.  |  February 15, 2019

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor. Read More

Let Them Eat Loans

Budget By David Stockman.  |  February 6, 2019

The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. Read More