Posts Tagged ‘capital’

“Remember the old saying: Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. But give him a fishing rod and he’ll have food forever.

That is the difference between earnings and capital. The rod is a capital asset. With it, you can catch not just one fish, one time… but many fish, over a long period of time. Naturally, a rod is worth more than a fish. But its value goes down sharply when the fish disappear.“ -Bill Bonner

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“Science lets you understand how and why things work. Technology lets you put the theory into practice. And capital gives you the time and material to make use of science and technology.” -Doug Casey

“Americans have almost no control over their own capital. And if you don’t use capital under your ownership and control, you will rely on those who do. This is fundamentally why so many purchases in today’s economy are financed through third-party lending.” -Ryan Griggs

“It’s EZ credit that is the linchpin in today’s fake-money system.

The Deep State’s stocks, bonds, and real estate values… not to mention its careers, incomes, and reputations… depend on it.

And it is made possible by the China trade… by Chinese workers who put in long hours in miserable conditions in order to stock the shelves of Walmart with cheap goods… by Chinese manufacturers who undersell their competitors to keep consumer price inflation in the U.S. at low levels… and by Bank of China, which holds some $1.25 trillion worth of U.S. bonds… thus propping up the whole wobbly capital structure….

In politics and economics, BS is all there is. The calculations are almost always fake; the statistics are quackery; the theories are devilish nonsense. And bad ideas never entirely disappear, they just re-emerge after a few years… often dressed in new duds.”

-Bill Bonner

“When you borrow money two things usually happen.  First, you’re taking capital that others saved in the past, and are probably using for consumption, not to create more wealth.  And second, you’re mortgaging your future, which makes you a serf when you have to pay it back.” -Doug Casey

Poor Projects

Posted: February 11, 2017 in Money Matters
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“Believe it or not, capital is limited.  If you use it for bad projects, you get poorer, not richer.” -Bill Bonner

“An individual doesn’t enrich himself by borrowing capital.  He can only enrich himself by carefully increasing his utility (his skills), saving his excess production, and investing that capital wisely to further increase his production.” –Porter Stansberry