TimingLogic's Blog

Reasoned, Relevant And Often Contrarian Commentary On Economics


November 07
I'm an electrical engineer and mathematician by training. My career has spanned diverse areas of expertise from being part of a team which designed the world's most powerful computers to corporate consulting around business transformation and information-based solutions to being a corporate sales and marketing executive in the information technology and business consulting space. I’ve led teams responsible for innovative and transformative solutions and been part of teams that helped set strategy for many of America's greatest companies. Two of my interests are econometrics, democratic finance and quantitative - qualitative analysis. Over the years I have developed risk-based models and trading systems meant to identify significant investment opportunities and periods of extreme risk. My blog is an outlet for another of my passions, writing. I generally consider myself a contrarian. Therefore, many of my rantings are meant to encourage people to question what they believe to be true. Terms of Use & Disclaimer: First off, I don't take anything on here too seriously and you shouldn't either. These are simply sardonic rantings of Bill, my alter ego, often meant to agitate for peaceful & nonviolent reform. This web site reflects the views of its authors. It is unaffiliated with any NASD broker/dealer. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of anyone other than its authors. The information on this site is provided for discussion purposes, comedic relief and entertainment only and are not investing recommendations. The authors may have positions in securities mentioned herein. Under no circumstances does this information represent a recommendation to buy or sell securities. While information discussed on this site was gathered from what are believed to be reliable sources, in no way is informational accuracy guaranteed. All information on this site may contain errors and omissions. Trading and investing involves high levels of risk. Always consult a licensed financial advisor or broker before making any and all investment decisions. Authors of this site and any sites which are fed by said site, including Open Salon and others, will assume no responsibility for the actions of the reader and user. Readers and users agree, as condition to accessing this site, to release and hold harmless this site's authors from all liability in connection with this site or any views posted on this site. All readers and users of this site agree that use of this site requires acceptance to the current Terms Of Use & Disclaimer and that current terms include any and all use and material from site inception. If you do not understand these statements in their entirety or do not agree to be bound by this current agreement, you must immediately discontinue use of this site. This Terms Of Use & Disclaimer may change at any time and it is the reader's and user's responsibility to review, understand and abide by any updates.

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This is a topic discussed ad nauseam on here.  I hear all kinds of bullsh$t about why this is bad policy or that raising wages will simply raise the cost of goods and, thus, won’t work.  This is utter bullsh$t.  The Internet is both good and bad.  Bad because people can… Read full post »



Let me first reiterate something I have said time and again on here.  If there are no other alternatives presented or allowed (monetization), we should default on our government debts associated with the tyranny of corporate capitalism and empire.  This will pave the way fo… Read full post »

Not to say I told you so but  …………  I told you so.   I said time and again over the years that people who continually cited global central bank demand for gold as a reason to own it are bagholders using confirmation bias to support their faulty belief systems.  … Read full post »

Given the developments in Washington and the endless lying, deceit, manipulation and corruption by megalomaniac politicians from both parties I thought this an appropriate and timely post.   Or as Ice Cube says, “When them dicks is in, you know the fix is in.â€. 

Modern capitalist… Read full post »

The top 100 private landholders were just announced again.   Corporations and the aristocracy literally have stolen everything.   We are all renters to a plutocratic ruling class.  Even if you think you own a home, it can be taken at any moment for countless reasons.  Ma… Read full post »

Some time ago I wrote of the shenanigans that financial firms were pulling that gave a false appearance of a housing recovery.  And that these recent IPOs driven by financial predators buying up large blocks of real estate to rent back to Americans, (more of that crony debt-slavery renter capita… Read full post »

I don’t know how many people remember the Romanian gold mine disaster back in 2000 but I certainly do.   It has since been noted as the worst environmental disaster in Europe behind only Chernobyl.  The firm responsible was Australian.  Today we are witnessing another horrendousRead full post »

First, and marginally off topic, I wanted to post that Thomson Reuters is reporting a massive shift in corporate earnings guidance.   This has happened more than once since last summer when I posted that this was about to unfold.  That said, the level of earnings still remains high.&nb… Read full post »

Newsworthy updates on insanity, pilfering, violence, hubris, arrogance, ignorance and science from around the insane asylum.   There are some great links below but the most important link is the first because it represents a massive shift in social consciousness and awareness within the U.S… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 7:02PM

A Divine Update On Financial Markets

I thought I would make this post a little more entertaining than the standard groupthink everyone generally puts out.  Especially since I watched Bernanke’s comments with horror this past Thursday.   I couldn’t actually believe what I heard in the Q&A session.  Then we rec… Read full post »

Similar to my long-time remarks of the disposable economy, where citizens are tossed aside when their economic value has been usurped and destroyed, we have the Pope’s throwaway culture -

"To defend this economic culture, a throwaway culture has been installed. We throw away grandparents, andRead full post »

Bizarre only if you believe the universe is not connected in any way.  That each collection of matter or planets or solar systems or nebulae or whatever in the Milky Way are not impacted in any way by other collections or the Milky Way itself.  Which, of course, is perpetuated by… Read full post »

Actually, this AP report mildly misstates reality.  The earth’s temperature has not risen for 17 years according to the UN’s IPCC panel.  Actual measurements show no warming for up to 23 years.   But regardless, a worst case is that the chief anthropogenic global warmiRead full post »

Title link - The Incan economy thrived without either money or markets.

Let me reiterate a very powerful reality that is completely underappreciated or not understood.  If the world of nations, society, community or individuals have the ability or know-how to accomplish something that is needed… Read full post »

I have written of the skyscraper indicator on here numerous times as a forewarning of impending doom.  Including into the  2008 collapse when China and the Middle East were building skyscrapers like mad.  The Chinese equity market collapsed, down 70% or so and Dubai experienced near co… Read full post »

What better day to post this than Friday the 13th?

Title link video here.  Farage missed his calling.  He could have been the next George Carlin.  Making people laugh, especially with such a disturbing topic, is a much more honorable profession than politics.   By the way, h… Read full post »

Right now we don’t know what, if any, of these allegations may be true.  There are many reason why people may mischaracterize cheating on both sides.  It could be bitter former players.  Or there could be truth.  I suspect there is some level of truth to these allegations be… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 10:08AM

The War Between America And Washington

An excellent piece.   As noted some posts ago, years ago I wrote that America could see large mutinies or desertions of soldiers who refuse to go to war.   While that may have seemed preposterous at the time, actually as seen on many internet sites and YouTube videos, there are ma… Read full post »

Honestly, Obama and his staff of flunkies look like clowns.   Contrarily, whatever one thinks of him, Putin is playing Obama like a fiddle on the international stage.  Let’s get something straight.  Putin is almost certainly a megalomaniac.  He’s no savior for any… Read full post »

As Randolph Bourne noted, “War is the health of the state.”.  Indeed.  The state exits for one reason; to perpetuate violence.  The state is synonymous with violence.  The state is by definition, violence.  And the politician is the willful steward of state violen… Read full post »

Let me just say that for this particular issue of Syria and the drumbeat of lies and deceptions from the White House, Drudge is providing the best news aggregation.   A shout out to the most influential web site inside of the Washington beltway.  It appears the Russians would like to p… Read full post »

I wrote some months ago where economic data, including copper usage, (and electricity usage) out of China was literally collapsing and have written numerous times about how the country’s export numbers are artificially fudged higher and how they do it.  (essentially by falsifying corporate salRead full post »

The cavalier attitude about killing people that exists in our nation’s capital is frightening.   Political idiots wield power like a child wields a toy gun.  They have no idea of their own arrogant ignorance and the consequences it can create.  They have no respect for the power… Read full post »

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.  As it pertains to U.S. foreign policy, politicians are always looking for a problem that involves the military as a solution.  

Now, we have more evidence that Obama is just another trigger-happy politician go… Read full post »

Below are three prior Labor Day posts I have put up.   I consider them worthwhile reads in large part because of the deceit and lies we have all been led to believe about what democratic economics really is.  And then the deceit and lies we tell ourselves.  Economic determinism is… Read full post »