Main Street

Main Street

Let’s Cast Some Ballots (and a Few Aspersions)

Main Street By David Stockman.  |  November 6, 2018

Today is the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November – Election Day. In 2018, in these United States of America, that also means it’s time for the “Vengeance Vote.Read More

It Can End Well… If You Want It

Main Street By David Stockman.  |  October 26, 2018

And it happens… justlikethat. “Halftime” talk turns from “new 52-week highs” to “new 52-week lows” during ad breaks. Beltway barnacles wonder whether we’re heading into a Trade War-induced global recession.Read More

Our Seams Are Exposed

Main Street By David Stockman.  |  October 25, 2018

Markets are calm today. You could even say they’re buoyant, with the major equity indexes all well in the green.Read More

A Midsummer Night’s ‘Mare

Finance By David Stockman.  |  July 31, 2018

To sleep – perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub… – William Shakespeare, Hamlet (circa. 1599 – 1602) Let’s just concede “It’s absurd.Read More

How Huge Was Helsinki?

Main Street By David Stockman.  |  July 30, 2018

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.Read More

The Donald, Trade Wars, and Main Street

Main Street By David Stockman.  |  July 10, 2018

Every man lives by exchanging. – Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)   America is sinking under the crushing weight of the State.Read More