Jason Scheurer

Jason Scheurer

Japanese Buy Household Safes as Twilight Zone Economics Take Hold

The public is slowly waking up to the fact that negative interest rates are becoming the new normal. This trend has only intensified over the last month as Japan finally joined the EU, along with a handful of other nations, in lowering its key interest rate below zero.

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Saudi Arabia Loses the Oil War

The oil war has finally reached its tipping point after 13 long months. This struggle between Saudi Arabia, and its much smaller North American adversaries has recently shifted as the application of innovative extraction technologies is now gaining the upper hand.

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Economics 101- What Recovery?

When you lose over a million manufacturing jobs, but replace them with waiter/bartender jobs what do you get? Answer: Politicians trying to claim we are in a recovery.

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Saudi Blood Before American Blood in War Against ISIS

Saudi boys need to die before American boys. There, I said it. And while we’re at it, you can throw in Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, and Turkey. If their kids don’t fight the war against ISIS, your kids will.

IRAQ, - : An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed …

There Is No Peak Oil–But We Are Approaching Peak Low-Cost Oil

We will finally learn, after more than 40 years of not knowing, what the free market supply/demand price of crude truly is. This knowledge will make it harder for secretive governments and corporations to manipulate prices in the future, while strengthening domestic production to weather supply shocks in the future.

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Switzerland May Be Preparing for the End of the Euro

Something is brewing in Europe now that has the Swiss National Bank worried. If you haven’t been paying attention in the last 24 hours, the currency and equity markets have been rocked by a surprise move to delink the existing currency peg

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The Most Important Election You Haven’t Heard Of

In less than three weeks, the most important election of the year will take place in Switzerland, and you haven’t heard of it. While the U.S. focuses on the recent Republican victory, the financial markets are facing an earth-shaking event

The Most Important Election You Haven’t Heard Of

The War on Libertarians and Independents

The U.S. electoral system is a farce. It is controlled with the same mastery with which Coke and Pepsi dominate the soda market. It is sold to the American public as if the free and open exchange of ideas is

The War on Libertarians and Independents

Donald Sterling May Have Made a $150 Million Mistake

In the world of near-zero interest rates, it becomes more important than ever not only to make decent returns on your money, but just as importantly to avoid paying these gains out in additional taxes.  Now that baby boomers are

Donald Sterling May Have Made a $150 Million Mistake

IRS Retroactively Taxes Bitcoin

Last week the IRS announced that Bitcoin is not a currency and is, instead, property. This has effectively turned tens of thousands of Americans into tax cheats and endangered the adoption of Bitcoin by wider audiences – even more so

IRS Retroactively Taxes Bitcoin

The 77-Cent Gender Wage Gap Lie

During President Obama’s State of the Union, he decided to roll out another of those bold-faced distortions in an attempt to convince the public that the government must be called in to correct some “injustice” that simply does not exist.

The 77-Cent Gender Wage Gap Lie

Blood in the Streets: Who Stands to Profit from Ukraine?

One of the most famous lines in all of finance is a quote from Baron Rothschild, who made a significant fortune buying into the panic following the Battle of Waterloo. He is credited with saying, “Buy when there’s blood in

Blood in the Streets: Who Stands to Profit from Ukraine?

The Death of Bitcoin or Another MF Global?

The free market is a bitch. Yes I said it–no white washing, no fairytales. Just like real life, the free market is a harsh teacher. Those who grew up having always been told they’re “special” and having received trophies for

The Death of Bitcoin or Another MF Global?

Obama Worse than Bush on Civil Liberties Abuses

The emperor has no clothes. Now that the President has been exposed by the likes of concerned patriots like Edward Snowden, he is running around trying to rescue his legacy and save face to the staunch leftists who once supported

Obama Worse than Bush on Civil Liberties Abuses

Minimum Wage and Unemployment: A Zero-Sum Game

It is astounding that after decades of empirical evidence, there continues to exist misguided minds who fail to understand simple supply and demand and how these forces shape the minimum wage debate. Numerous studies across different times and locations have

Minimum Wage and Unemployment: A Zero-Sum Game

Bitcoin: The Currency of the Internet

Bitcoin will change the landscape of monetary transactions across the world for those seeking increased privacy. It may even threaten elements of the existing monetary system so much in the next few years that it fuels its own demise.  This

Bitcoin: The Currency of the Internet

100 Years of Government Theft

The United States gave birth to an abomination on December 23, 1913. It was conceived by a group of men right out of Rosemary’s Baby and consummated in a secret gathering place known as Jekyll Island. Some of the richest and

100 Years of Government Theft

The Fracking Renaissance

There is a boom coming from the private sector thatlooks to rewrite the American story for the next generation. It is possibly the life preserver this country needs as it attempts tocorrect itself from decades of expanding debts. These two

The Fracking Renaissance

To Taper, or Not to Taper, That Is the Question

Our financial system is in such a state of myopia that rather than eyeing corporate earnings and other barometers of economic health, the market is solely fixated on how much longer the Fed is going to continue with its Quantitative

To Taper, or Not to Taper, That Is the Question

'Quantitatively Eased' Economy: A Snake Eating Its Own Tail

The great bull market in U.S. bonds now appears to be over after 32 years, and its repercussions will be felt for years to come across all markets. It is my assertion that these years’ falling-interest-rate tailwind was much of

'Quantitatively Eased' Economy: A Snake Eating Its Own Tail