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ALICE Doesn't Work Here Anymore
What the political class and the Financial Nobility don't yet grasp is that ALICE will never go back to her insecure, low-wage job, ever.
Will The Stock Market Be Dragged To The Guillotine?
The Fed's rigged-casino stock market will be dragged to the guillotine by one route or another.
The "Titanic" Analogy You Haven't Heard: Passively Accepting Oblivion
Whether we realize it or not, we're responding with passive acceptance of oblivion.
Our Simulacrum Economy
In the hyper-real casino, everyone has access to the terrors of losing, but only a few know the joys of the rigged games that guarantee a few big winners by design.
What Could Go Wrong? Plenty
Quite a lot of things can go wrong, especially if the mainstream's rose-tinted sunglasses induce a delusional confidence in fantasy.
Helicopter Money And The End Of Taxes
Rather than right the ship, the "easy fix" is to distribute "free money"--not just to billionaires and corporations but to everyone.
Things Change
Things change, supposedly immutable systems crumble and delusions die. 
Inflation And "Socialism-Lite" Are Just What The Billionaires Want
After a bout of inflation and "socialism-light", we could end up with even more extreme inequality when the whole rotten structure collapses.
'Inflation' And America's Accelerating Class War
Those who don't see the fragmentation, the scarcities and the battle lines being drawn will be surprised by the acceleration of the unraveling.
This Is Why Inflation Will Rip Everyone's Face Off
This is why inflation will rip everyone's faces off: production will continue to stagnate no matter how many trillions the Federal Reserve prints and throws around.
This Is How It Ends: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
While the Federal Reserve and the Billionaire Class push the stock market to new highs to promote a false facade of prosperity, everyday life will fall apart.
Inflation Is Stealth Austerity
Rather than decry austerity, which demands an open political discussion of trade-offs, we should decry inflation's stealthy reduction of purchasing power.
In The Footsteps Of Rome: Maybe It No Longer Matters Who's Emperor
Pretense and PR are not reality, and believing the Old Normal will magically be restored with sacrifice-free Federal Reserve printing is not an actual strategy.
The Pandemic Is Accelerating Trends That Are Disrupting The Foundations Of The Economy
The problem is the economy that's left has no means of creating tens of millions of jobs to replace those lost as the 1959 economic model collapses.
Big Tech, Monopoly And The Pretense Of Capitalism
Black Box Monopoly is the death of Capitalism as it eliminates competition and market transparency.
Will Skilled Hands-On Labor Finally Become More Valuable?
The sands beneath what's scarce and what's over-abundant are shifting.
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