Mike Norman is currency trader and economist who is a proponent of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). He writes a blog at www.mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.com.

Why do we spend 60x more on bond interest than on food stamps?
The Russian currency's free-float is good news for natural gas plays.
Housing starts are still too low to meet the coming demand.  
Its move toward a free float of the ruble is a victory for Russia's people.
Stocks should benefit from a pickup in federal spending, and we are likely to get it.
Central banks have no tools to make companies raise salaries.
He was in a different business but there are things traders can learn from him.
Natural gas prices have been slowly but steadily rising since April 2012.
Using the currency as a weapon is a sure way to make it unattractive.
I underestimated the duration and magnitude of the selloff.

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