Archive of February 28, 2019 Webcast

Ron and Jeff update their views on the economy and the global investing environment. Negative developments include slowing global economic growth and diminishing positive impacts from the 2017 tax law changes. Positive developments include a fairly stable domestic economy and a shift in Federal Reserve attitudes and possibly actions. Give it a listen for more details.
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Natural Gas: An Energy Game Changer

In this country, a quarter of our natural gas production is used by industry, a quarter is used to generate...
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How Shale Gas Benefits the Consumer

This essay was originally published in 2012. Ron—investment manager, engineer, farmer, and landowner—examines how the consumer of natural gas is...
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U.S. Personal Consumption Expenditures Per Capita: 1950, 1980, and 2010

Pie charts of U.S. Personal Consumption Expenditures Per Capita: 1950, 1980, and 2010.
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Consumer Spending

Consumer spending and consumer debt are often used as indicators of the health of the economy. If consumer spending is...
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Competition for the Consumer

We often hear the argument that a company or a country must do certain things “to compete” or “to be...
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Thoughts On The Future

The future is good! The future is good because large parts of the world population are adopting freer markets. In...
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The Trouble With Government Spending

In 1996, as in any election year, there was much discussion of taxes and government spending. But the discussion often...
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This is 20/20

Written in January 1990, this essay looks back at the international growth of free-market economies since the 1960s and their...
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