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Don Swenson

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Donald B. Swenson: Born January 24, 1943, Roseau, Minnesota. Graduated H.S. 1961, Moorhead High, Minnesota. Graduated College 1968, Moorhead State University, Minnesota. Designated member of Appraisal Institute (MAI), 1974. Employed with Western Life Insurance Company, 1968 – 71; Iowa Securities Company, 1971 – 73; American Appraisal Company, 1974 – 81. Part-time teacher/valuation consultant/bartender, 1979 – 2008 (taught workshops at Waukesha County Technical Institute, Wi. and Madison Area Technical College, Wi.). Retired 2008 (part time teacher/blogger), AZ. Self educated economist/philosopher/theologian:

Kingdom Economics - After watching the prices of gold and silver for over 12 years (daily), I can say with confidence that these prices are not reflective of a free market. Both AU and AG are price manipulated daily so as to suppress any real spike in these prices. Investors know that if AU and AG spike upward for […]

Kingdom Economics - The key word for the next ten years is this concept called ESCHATOLOGY. I am convinced that mankind is now living in the Last Days of man’s rule over planet earth. Take the time to study eschatology for yourself to determine its relevance for today’s events. It’s the concept of 2020 – 2030 IMO! The best […]

Kingdom Economics - The ‘V’ economic recovery is distorted as our media plays up our ‘virtual’ stock market as the reference point for this recovery. But what does our REAL economy reveal? The Trump administration along with his economic advisors continue to claim that our economy will explode upward giving us a ‘V’ recovery. Mr. Trump claims that a […]

Kingdom Economics - Our esteemed Fed has lowered the bank reserve ratio to ZERO. This means that thousands of commercial banks (member banks of the Fed) can now just ‘type’ numbers (called money) into clients accounts (and call the transaction a legal loan). Amazing! Our Central Bank has had this privilege for decades and now all the member banks […]

Kingdom Economics - Bear, then Bull, then Bear, then Bull (why the UP/DOWN)? What’s really happening? Let’s explore the real nature of today’s markets! Our virtual stock markets are not being understood IMO. The stock prices go up, then down, then up/down with no consistency or logic. Who comprehends these markets? Few to none. Let’s explore the reason! […]

Kingdom Economics - Publishes the Debt Clock ( The new national security law of China has created a dire economic situation for Hong Kong. I would suspect that this administrative region will now experience a serious recession and probably a depression. Hong Kong was rated 35th in GDP in 2019 (among all nations) and all this progress could now […]

Kingdom Economics - As of today our Dow Index has a PE ratio of 24.32 (it was 15.91 year ago). The S&P 500 PE is now 24.37 (it was 17.10 a year ago). This explains why our stock prices have increased so dramatically. Exuberance of investors has produced PE ratios which are unsustainable. What does this mean going forward? […]

Kingdom Economics - It is obvious to me that our virtual stock markets are rigged, managed, pumped up, and manipulated in real-time (daily). This situation has been going on for some 12 years. The recent mini-crash in March, 2020, lasted a few days…and then when growing dire events developed (unemployment, riots, looting, etc.), our central planners (with their own […]

Kingdom Economics - America’s Gross Domestic Product (our measure of wealth) has declined by some $500 billion since the beginning of 2020. The numbers can be watched here: Debt to GDP is now 123.06%. Our current deficit has surpassed $3 trillion (official) and some $3.6 trillion (actual). Where is the concern? As I write our GDP is $20.89 trillion […]

Kingdom Economics - I have been aware for years that our virtual monetary system has produced ‘decoupled’ stock markets in recent years. Decoupled means that these virtual stock markets can go UP and UP even as the production economy tanks. Today, the Wall Street Journal covered the situation over in Iran. The Iranian Stock Market has doubled since March […]

Kingdom Economics - Our Smart Phones are a type of ‘virtual reality’ which uses ‘artificial intelligence for our experience Most of science has adopted this philosophy called Materialism. This philosophy is mostly based upon the law of physics which is also the core philosophy for chemistry and biology. The particles of materialism are what science has studied and […]

Kingdom Economics - The new evolution within monetary theory is called MMT (Modern Monetary Theory). It emerged along with our digital dollar after the last financial crisis (2008). Let’s detail the basics of this new theory which is allowing our Fed and Treasury to expand currency (dollars) ad infinitum. What are the details? 1. The theory involves America’s ability to […]

Kingdom Economics - The updated numbers reveal that America’s economy is crashing even as our stock markets go UP and UP. What gives? Is our Fed buying stocks? Why? Here are the new numbers which reveal a serious crash in our economy: 1. Total unemployment has reached: 42,203,613 people (this is 33.9% of our workforce…which is shrinking) 2. America’s workforce is […]

Kingdom Economics - Our esteemed leaders are now promoting a ‘tracking’ regime (selected groups are chosen by the State to control and monitor this virus called Covid-19) so that more folks can be ‘traced’ and then followed by the State system. It’s called identifying Covid-19 patients, tracing their disease to all their contacts, and then tracking all those who […]

Kingdom Economics - My risk of catching the coronavirus is only a fraction of 1% (0.0032). Does this small % of deaths justify the lock-down of the global economy? Could there be a different AGENDA at work behind the scenes? Our world population is now over 7 billion. Deaths from Covid-19 are 248,000. The number will increase some but […]

Kingdom Economics - The coronavirus situation has created an environment for a transition to a Socialist State for America and the World. Hysteria over potential deaths (mostly unfounded) resulted in a lock-down and a destruction of our global economy. The core document for this was the Imperial College report out of Great Britain. All this is now creating the […]

Kingdom Economics - I have been writing about our economy for some 50 years. So far there has been no serious crash that worries investors and traders. But is a crash coming in 2020? I think so! Let’s review the issues. 1. Unemployment in America is now reaching levels which I have never witnessed these past 50 years. At […]

Kingdom Economics - America’s financial situation gets more dire by the day. The stock markets reject all the real numbers (see below) and this fools those who can not think for themselves. As I have said countless times, our virtual/electronic stock markets have ‘decoupled’ from physical production. This means that these virtual/electronic markets can be manipulated Up even as […]

Kingdom Economics - This Model has now expired and a New Model is needed for our Future! Today’s Wall Street Journal points out that America’s economy is expected to decline some 8% in 2020 and Europe some 12%. The numbers come from the article “IMF Aims for Unified Crisis Response”. My view is that this number is much too […]

Kingdom Economics - Dynamic price ‘Circuit Breakers’ (DCB) monitor for significant price movements during a trading session. DCBs define an upper and lower limit of how far an instrument (say gold) is allowed to move in a configured time interval. All this is accomplished via computer algorithms. Historical human price negotiation is no longer valid. All price movements are […]

Kingdom Economics - It’s amazing that the top pundits on CNBC and Fox Business can not discern what is happening within our markets. Jim Cramer and David Tepper (billionaire) talk to clients and end up with the thinking that all is not kosher with our markets. This was reported today on CNBC. Yet, these stock markets go Up and […]

Kingdom Economics - It is obvious, to me, that our central bank traders are choosing to manipulate our electronic/virtual markets up via their algorithms. Since our central bank traders have ‘unlimited’ trading dollars (to play with) this type of manipulation works (temporarily). But all this manipulation is a temporary phenomena. At some point all this manipulation will be rejected […]

Kingdom Economics - Tomorrow, Friday, April 3, our Treasury will implement a program to supply funds for some 30 million small businesses. Any small business (500 employees and less) can get this ‘forgivable’ (free) money for a period up to 10 weeks. Mnuchin says if more money is needed he has funds from the Fed up to $6 trillion […]

Kingdom Economics - What I witness now in government (our Fed and Treasury mostly) is a serious form of ‘amorality’ and lack of Constitutional credibility. Let’s define this word for this missive: Amorality | Definition of Amorality at › having no moral standards, restraints, or principles; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong: a […]

Kingdom Economics - This policymaker says he has unlimited ammunition (going forward). REALLY? This policymaker says our economy will return to its former self in 2020? REALLY? This is an image for where we are going. The debt game will create this result within a couple of years! As an economist who has followed our economy for years, […]
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