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Mike Folkerth is the author of "The Biggest Lie Ever Believed" and is not your run-of-the-mill author of finance and economics.

The former real estate broker, developer, private real estate fund manager, auctioneer, Alaskan bush pilot, restaurateur, U.S. Navy veteran, heavy equipment operator, taxi cab driver, fishing guide, horse packer and few jobs too embarrassing to mention, writes from experience and plain common sense.

Mike’s humorous systems of “Mikeronomics” and “Mikemathics” drastically simplify the economic and mathematic formulas commonly used by very smart, but terribly sheltered individuals.


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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Paradigm Shift; Change Your Life: Economy got you down? We often go about our lives following rules, concepts and values that we have never questioned, they are called paradigms. Happiness may be a paradigm shift away.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 25, 2008
Will Our Economy EVER Recover? Most news programs, financial forecasters, and politicians talk in terms of when our economy will recover, not IF it will recover. And certainly not HOW it will recover. I don't believe that recovery to our former borrow and spend lifestyles is in our future. "Transform" is far more accurate description than recovery.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 22, 2008
Conform to American Standards; Or Else! America seems to be intent on forcing our flawed economic practices on the remainder of the world. The bad part is that several of them have taken us up on the offer.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2008
War, Oil and Lies: The divisiveness lies spread by our two party system will destroy America within. That is if our preoccupation with world war doesn't kill us first.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2008
U.S. Cities; Living Proof that "Growth is Not Good:" Many believe that not only is growth good, but growing in mass pools of humanity makes the most sense. I challenge that position as being nothing more than an ill thought arcade paradigm.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 17, 2008
Fox News on Georgian Invasion; Not Exactly What They Wanted: Fox News was hoping for a little different angle, watch this Russian broadcast film clip.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 15, 2008
And You Thought the U.S. Had Trouble: The U.S. economic outlook isn't all that shiny, but compared to Japan...it may be Utopia.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Is America Salvagable From Ourselves? The divisions that continue to deepen within America's citizenry, may well be the most critical and underreported issue of modern times.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Choosing Sides; Who Would You Pick? If we could start all over in America and chose up sides, I believe we would see a very different makeup in our society.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 11, 2008
Energy, Careers and Gold: Short memories, old value standards and a faltering economy, make for interesting times; if falling living standards are interesting that is. The U.S. economy is no more unsinkable than the Titanic and has even fewer life boats. I suggest building your own.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Home Sweet Home; The Future of Housing: Housing as we know it today will never return. America has reached the end of a era. Read on for my reasoning regarding the end of housing as we know it.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 4, 2008
America's Greatest Problem; The Misunderstanding of Exponential Growth: The mathematical impossibility of exponential growth as the basis for a long term economy seems to be little understood. Otherwise, why would American's continue down that dead end path?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 1, 2008
Housing Woes; Is There No End? The decline in housing prices, foreclosures and the snails pace of the building industry is not nearly at a turning point, unless that is, if getting worse is considered a turning point.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 30, 2008
U.S. Economy; A House of Cards: As we watch the final maneuvering by our leadership to bail out our mathematically failed economy, I have to wonder if we didn't get exactly what we deserved?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2008
Fannie and Freddie; A Pair to Draw To. The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailout is signed sealed and delivered to the President. How bad is this situation? Horrific, would be a suitable description.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Real News is in the Fine Print: The bailout for Fannie and Freddie has an interesting provision sandwiched between the pages...an $800 Billion raise for the National Debt ceiling.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Housing Predictions: That residential housing is in dire straits is not news to anyone. But, how long it will stay that way would certainly be helpful information. My past predictions on housing have been extremely accurate, so here are my future views on housing in the United States.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2008
How Soon We Forget: We have the history. We even have people still around that can tell us first hand what the Great Depression was like. But then, our illustrious leaders are never going to see depression; we are.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 21, 2008
The Perfect Plan for Depression: If a person set out to create a perfect plan for economic depression, they would do well to enlist our Congress as consultants.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 11, 2008
Black Friday: As the bad economic news continues to weigh in, we will look back on this period as the "good 'ol days." The U.S. may well have crossed the line of sustainability.

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