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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 - Who will rule Venezuela? Mr. Maduro or Mr. Guaido?  The Venezuelan currency (the Bolivar) has lost 95% of its purchasing power! The economy is in chaos as the money system has been destroyed! America will likely remove Maduro (via a military operation) and install Mr. Guaido as puppet leader over the people of Venezuela!    […]

Kingdom Economics - Can America avoid the world system so as to fund public banks (via QE dollars)? QE emerges from a Central Bank and the units emerge from thin-air! The idea could work for America (but what about all the other nations with weak currencies)? Is money from nothing a concept which would work globally? I don’t […]

Kingdom Economics - The Eccles building is where our central planners work and decide economic policies for our nation and the world. Our unelected policy-makers think and act within this venue (located within the Eccles building) in Washington D.C.   Today’s Wall Street Journal had an article by Stephen Moore and Louis Woodhill which described our Fed as […]

Kingdom Economics - Economics is all about production of material wealth from the land and the consumption of products which derive from the land. The purpose of money is to represent that which is produced and consumed plus to measure its value to determine growth and change. But what happens today is not valid when these issues are considered. […]

Kingdom Economics - The Dollar Collapse website ( gives me a list of why our real markets are crashing. I have reviewed the items and agree with the sentiment. Our markets are starting to crash BUT our digital central planners can still manipulate these stock indices UP with the click of a computer mouse. The phony markets are pure […]

Kingdom Economics - Our silver and gold prices have been manipulated and suppressed since 2011 (now nearly eight years). Market conditions would normally be favorable for silver and gold but algorithmic price suppression in ubiquitous. It continues as I write. Who is behind this scheme and why?   Dr. Paul Craig Roberts educated me on this price suppression scheme […]

Kingdom Economics - Our world is going digital and this will change everything in time. The next five years are crucial for all these new technologies to emerge.   There are good results to be expected as our world goes digital. All is not negative. Artificial Intelligence, robots, automated production, driverless cars and trucks, remote surgery, etc. are […]

Kingdom Economics - As of today, no recession is envisioned. But is it emerging? Our Fed Chairman, Mr. Jerome Powell, stated in testimony before Congress that future policy changes will be DATA DEPENDENT. What does this imply going forward? To me, this implies that a recession in on the horizon later in 2019. Why? because our markets are now […]

Kingdom Economics - There are a number of articles in today’s Barron’s, the Economist, and today’s Wall Street Journal which touch on our ‘fake’ economy and ‘fake’ Capitalism. The headlines reveal the issues: Today’s Barron’s: Avi Tiomkin says “Again, the Fed Seems Oblivious to a Crisis” Peggy Noonan in the WSJ says “Republicans Need to Save Capitalism” Lance Morrow, […]

Kingdom Economics - In today’s speech to the Nation, our President expressed his view that our economy is booming even as other nations economies have slowed. His view was that the booming stock-market represents our economy. Is this a valid view of economics?   I think our President has a distorted view of our economy and real wealth creation. […]

Kingdom Economics -   Venezuela is heading for a civil war and/or a military solution with the USA playing the key role. The idea that Venezuela will return to a form of non-violent democracy is not realistic. Democracy is nothing more than Mob Rule with the winning mob subverting the will of 50% or more of the people. […]

Kingdom Economics -   Today the Green New Deal is making headlines all over the planet. This ‘new deal’ outlined by our Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, from New York (along with a cadre of supporters) will promote a culture where everyone becomes a slave of the State. The State will administer this Green New Deal for the benefit of everyone. […]

Kingdom Economics - Today’s Wall Street Journal had a comprehensive article on the new socialism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her plan to redo American commerce so that everyone becomes dependent upon government. She has many great ideas for creating a marketplace of ‘green’ commerce but her ideas lead to ‘dependency’ (for the individual). The article in the WSJ explaining […]

Kingdom Economics - It now appears that the Dictator Maduro has few options left for staying in power. The one option which could prolong this affair would be the backing of Russia. Will Putin actually support Maduro with military might? If so, then Maduro could maintain control over Venezuela for a season. New elections would create the eventual leader […]

Kingdom Economics - Could this graph provide some history as to what is now happening within our markets? My sense is that all is not as sound as many pundits suggest! A future moment of ‘now’ will be our teacher IMO! Personally, I never envisioned that our global digital markets could continue this general expansion for this long. […]

Kingdom Economics - Markets are slowing fast. The Baltic Dry Index (a measure of global trade activity) is now at 668…down some 47.44% for 2019. This index was 1377 on December 17, 2018. This reveals a rapid slowdown in trade mostly from China and Europe (the past 6 weeks). The USA is also starting a slowdown but our stock […]

Kingdom Economics - Consumer confidence is down, the Baltic Dry Index is down some 37%, but home sales are up (exceeding 2006 highs), earnings are moderately up, trade with China is mostly down, Europe is slowing, Venezuela is in a depression, Trump and Pelosi continue their polarization, Central Planners trade our markets daily, and the Dow Index goes up […]

Kingdom Economics - Today’s Wall Street Journal (WSJ) gives some press to this lady from the USA called Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts. Elizabeth appears to be running for President of the USA in 2020 and her expertise is understanding the Big Banks and their control over our economy. She is correct in her perception that the Big Banks rule […]

Kingdom Economics - Our system is now a rigged system where continuing Central Bank action is needed to keep our markets from collapse. Today’s Wall Street Journal expressed the following issue: ‘Fed Weighs Shift in Its Bond Strategy’. Why a shift in policy? It’s because more stimulus is needed to prevent a collapse. Higher interest rates have slowed the […]

Kingdom Economics - After attending four days of financial conferences in Vancouver, I can conclude that these experts and their followers (some 8,000 attendees) have little to no real understanding of how our markets work. This is shameful as education should be the main goal of these conferences. I talked to some of the speakers and to many attendees […]

Kingdom Economics - DOW up some 6,355 points since the Trump election. Amazing what confidence traders must have in our Republican President and his policies? The economy is BOOMING in 2019 (so it seems within our virtual cyber screens)! Dow: 18,332.74, +73.14, (+0.40%) on Nov. 8, 2016 S&P 500: 2,139.56, +8.04, (+0.38%) on Nov. 8, 2016 Nasdaq: 5,193.49, +27.32, (+0.53%) on […]

Kingdom Economics - A vocal spokesperson for the Millennials (those under 35) is this new politician (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York) who is likely to become rather popular with the masses of millennials in 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district since January 3, 2019.   Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic […]

Kingdom Economics - Our President can not rule our Nation effectively now that our Congress is totally polarized. The leaders of the Democrats refuse to compromise with the leaders of our Republicans. Mr. Trump walked out of a meeting yesterday due to this polarization. America’s problems will worsen as voter confidence wanes in the coming days, weeks, and months. […]

Kingdom Economics - Our world of economics and money is living in a space that few comprehend. Are you aware that all our finances, stocks, bonds, buying, selling, trading, borrowing, lending, and saving is now living in ‘cyber-space’. What is cyberspace? Let’s define this concept of our consciousness. It’s the most important concept for investors to comprehend! CYBERSPACE: An Imaginary, […]

Kingdom Economics - The past 10 years have created bubble stock markets all over the planet. Many think that this means that our economy has also grown and expanded globally. But is this a valid view of reality? The stock market over in Venezuela has increased some 29% in the past five days and some 98% in the past […]
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