Entries by Paul Mueller

ESG Puppeteers

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

The Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework allows a small group of corporate executives, financiers, government officials, and other elites, the ESG “puppeteers,” to force everyone to serve their interests. The policies they want to impose on society — renewable energy mandates, DEI programs, restricting emissions, or costly regulatory and compliance disclosures — increase everyone’s cost of […]

A Short ESG Guide: Economic Problems

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

The Environmental, Social, and Governance movement has wrapped itself in the garb of justice. It is just as much a moral crusade as it is an economic, social, or political one, with the unfortunate effect that those who criticize ESG can easily be sidelined and dismissed as reactionary, selfish, or worse. Be that as it […]

Some Unpleasant Federal Reserve Arithmetic

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Editors’ Note:  The accounting mechanics are complicated. The bottom line, however, is the FED is pursuing a contradictory policy. If the FED has any function, it was supposed to back up the banking system in the event of a liquidity crisis and maintain a stable currency. Yet, banking failure has been quite prevalent in recent […]