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.

There is this ugly and pervasive “political” view that Islamic Terrorism is some “new thing.”  It usually comes with some line of crap about how we’ve “created” these monsters by invading their nations and displacing “their” people, and that “we” (the western world generally) are responsible. This is a bald lie. Islamic terrorism dates back centuries.

I have tried to warn young people and their parents. Not only do they not want to hear it, they make excuses — like “oh, I can work for the government for 10 years and no matter how much I rack up in loans they’ll forgive it.” That appears to be going away: Trump is

Let’s take three at once here. First, the alleged Comey Memo.  If that memo is real — that is, if there really was a conversation between Trump and Comey in which he tried to talk Comey out of investigating Mike Flynn then there’s real trouble brewing.  What’s worse is that from reports thus far it appears the memo does exist. That’s impeachable.

The topic line says it all.  It’s the way both sides of the political aisle shut down discussion on any particular topic they don’t want to have a civilized debate on, especially when money is involved and someone’s scamming someone else. Take the abortion issue generally.  What always comes out at a pro-life march?  Photos of an aborted fetus. Why?

I saw an interesting statistic the other day that put into stark relief what technology does. Photographer ‘day rates’ at major publications have crashed — from $3,000 or more a day to under $300. And that’s for the really good photographers. Why?  Because print media is gone and digital media is increasingly “free” online – although there

The Leftside screamfest on Comey’s firing is amusing. Let’s look at this, and what I’ve said before on Comey and the email issues. First, for the FBI director to issue what amounts to an indictment in public and then recommend no indictment is something that I had never seen before — and said so.  That was clearly a political decision, not a law-enforcement

If you want to know why fixing “health care” is so difficult you need only read this article. From Akron to Youngstown and Canton to Cleveland, as in cities and towns across the country, workers who once walked out of factories at the end of each shift now stream out of hospitals. While manufacturing employment

Editor’s Note: The following is by Karl Denninger of Market Ticker.  The lies are ridiculous. “Obamacare” has not been repealed, nor replaced. Deductibles and premiums will not come down, because exactly nothing has been done to address the underlying cost of medical care, and that is, of course, what drives the cost of “health insurance.” It also probably won’t pass the

Note the nostrum here…. One of Donald Trump’s few universally welcomed campaign promises was to do something about the prices of pharmaceutical drugs. Most Americans recognize that prices are too high, and are bothered by the rise of pharmaceutical price gouging….. The key power is found in the “import relief” law — an important yet unused provision

I claim no special power here, nor any inside information.  This is simply arithmetic coupled with logic.  I’ll give you a “decision tree” sort of format with the critical points outlined. Note that if you’re going to mitigate any of what I see coming around the bend you need to do it right damn now, not wait.

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