Michael W. Hodges
Author, Grandfather Economic Report
10/09/2007 Federal Government Spending Report Update 2007
09/24/2007 The U.S. Dollar's Two-Step: A Long-Term View
04/17/2007 Foreign Trade & International Debt Report, Update 2007
04/02/2007 The Bottom Line: A Debt Summary, Update 2007
03/15/2007 America's Total Debt Report - Update 2007
03/06/2007 Economic Productivity Report
11/16/2006 Family Income Report
06/20/2006 Federal Government Spending Report Update 2006
06/08/2006 Foreign Trade & International Debt Report, Update 2006
04/20/2006 The Bottom Line: A Debt Summary, Update 2006
04/06/2006 America's Total Debt Report - Update 2006
01/06/2006 Inflation - Who Says It's Dead?
12/18/2005 Grandfather Economic Health Care Report
12/09/2005 Federal Government Spending Report
06/19/2005 The Bottom Line: A Debt Summary
04/12/2005 Foreign Trade & International Debt Report, Update 2005
04/02/2005 Social Security Report
03/13/2005 America's Total Debt Report - Update 2005 - $40 Trillion and Soaring
11/20/2004 Financial Terrorism Against Seniors
04/04/2004 Economic Energy Report
03/17/2004 Bottom Line Debt Summary Table
02/14/2004 International Trade Report ~ 2004 Update
June 2003 International Trade Report: A Summary of International Trade & Debt
May 2003 The US Dollar and Its Loss in Foreign Exchange Value
April 2003 America's Total Debt Report
Over the years, Jim Puplava and Financial Sense have been indebted to Mr. Hodges for his untiring research and inspired graphics which visually tell the story of the downward spiral of our economy and our nation's great wealth. We invite you to read all chapters of Michael Hodges' Grandfather Economic Report, which include picture presentations on serious issues facing our nation. Once you do, you're hooked. Following is a summary editorial of one of the most recent updated chapters. All links in the article lead directly to individual pages in his site.
Grandfather Economic Report, was inspired by "the beautiful, trusting eyes of my infant grandchildren and by my admiration, respect and gratitude for Nobel Laureate Economist Dr. Milton Friedman."
Michael's passion is to present a web site with a collection of easy-to-understand picture/reports to increase awareness of certain threats to the economic future and freedom of families and their children, compared to the past.
These reports include topics on family income, debt, savings, government spending, education quality, social security, regulations, taxes, inflation, energy, foreign trade and exchange, voter turnout, trust, national security, and health care.