All posts by "Karl Denninger"

Karl Denninger founded The Market Ticker® (, a blog dedicated to uncovering market mischievousness. He is also a columnist on and has appeared on MSNBC with Dylan Ratigan, on CNBC, and is a frequent guest on WBAL talk radio in Baltimore. He produces a weekly Internet radio segment on BlogTalkRadio with real-time call-ins from listeners and occasional invited guests. Karl is also one of the original founders of the Tea Party movement, and, along with FedUpUSA, launched the first financial protests related to the bailout of banking institutions after the failure and forced takeover of Bear Stearns. Previously, he was CEO of Macro Computer Solutions, and is a self-made entrepreneur and millionaire.

This is getting closer to the mark, but they still won’t use the magic words… About a year ago, I wrote a story about a family that went to the emergency room, had a Band-Aid put on their 1-year-old daughter’s finger, and then were billed $629 for the encounter. Since then, I’ve gotten countless letters describing other

It just happened folks. The FBI has apparently declared that the Scalise shooting (at the baseball park) was spontaneous and not premeditated. This, despite the fact that they found multiple pictures of the ball field in his possession. They have also declared that he had no particular target in mind. This, despite the fact that he had a

From the AP: When U.S. Senate Republicans unveil their plan to overhaul America’s healthcare system, they will face a skeptical public that already does not buy the justification for an earlier version that passed the House of Representatives, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. They’re right to be “skeptical”; Obamacare did exactly nothing to address cost,

This is outrageous: The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat, Fox News has learned. Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances to access sensitive government information. How and

As you’ve probably heard one of our destroyers suffered an impact with a freighter near Japan. From where the impact occurred it at first-blush appears that the commander of our destroyer is in serious trouble.  For those unfamiliar with nautical rules of the road if you get hit on the starboard side you probably are at

I have long said mobility is an asset. Well, no, I didn’t write any of this and didn’t know it was up until this morning when I saw it. But you really ought to read it, especially if you’re a young adult. It’s not just about a feeling.  It’s about opportunity. There is quite a bit of data that says our mobility as

The blame game is in full force, including in Crain’s. Like in a good Agatha Christie mystery, there’s a whole train-full (or, in this instance, Capitol-full) of suspects in the case of Who Killed Illinois? Just like on the Orient Express, they’re all guilty to one degree or another. …. Here’s who’s at the top of

There are people saying it’s a rorschach test — whatever you want to see you will find. I disagree. What I see there is very much what a private CEO might say to someone “investigating” — and there’s utterly nothing wrong with it in that context, because there is no “or else.”  And that’s the key, when you get down to it

So we have another one. This, being no big surprise, didn’t require guns or bombs.  Knives and cars were fine. You can prattle on all you want about restricting weapons, but that’s idiotic.  One man with a gun would have made short work of Mr. Machete getting out of that van.  But, of course, in Britain there is

Let me point out a few things for those of you who haven’t bothered to read the Constitution of late. Kathy Griffin has every right to speak freely.  She can do so in as pleasant or disgusting a manner as she chooses.  The line is only crossed when a colorable and actionable threat is made.  I highly doubt