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Stock Market Cheerleading: Why Do We Celebrate The Super-Rich Getting Richer?
It's not too difficult to predict a political rebellion against the machinery of soaring wealth and income inequality.
No Recession Ever Again? The Yellowstone Analogy
Just as forestry management's policy of suppressing forest fires insured uncontrollable conflagrations, so central banks' attempts to eliminate recessions insure a financial conflagration that will burn down the entire global financial system.
Chumps: China Is Playing Trump And His Trade Team
If we put ourselves in the shoes of the Chinese negotiators, we realize there's no need to sign a deal at all.
The Political Parties And The Media Have Abandoned The Working "Middle Class"
Where is the line between "working class" and "middle class"? Maybe there isn't any.
Will MMT Work As Intended, Or Will It Trigger The Collapse Of "Money"?
MMT is presented as the solution to the "problem" of insufficient government funding, but that's not the real problem.
This Is What Worries Me
In this disintegrative phase, people are increasingly indignant if their magical-thinking "solution" is challenged.
Our Time/Labor Is Finite, But Money Is Infinite
Once we understand this mechanism, we understand that labor can never get ahead.
What's Holding Up The Market?
The Fed's nearly free money for financiers policies in support of the Super-Rich do not exist in a vacuum--the disastrous consequences are already baked in.
Markets That Live By The Fed, Die By The Fed
The "everything bubble" is not permanent.
What A Relief That The U.S. And Global Economies Are Booming
Doing more of what's failed for ten years will finally fail spectacularly.
The Inevitable Bursting Of Our Bubble Economy
All of America's bubbles will pop, and sooner rather than later.
How Deep Is The Rot In America's Institutions?
When you discover rot in an apparently sound structure, the first question is: how far has the rot penetrated?
These Are Not Signs Of A Healthy Market
If these three charts reflect a "normal" "healthy" Bull market, then why are they so uncommon?
Will Everything Change In 2020-2025 Or Will Nothing Change?
Any domino-like expanding crisis will unfold in a status quo lacking any coherent response.
The Benefits Of A Profoundly Shattering Recession
Does anyone really think The Everything Bubble can just keep inflating forever? Surely nobody's that deluded.
A Wobbling Stock Market
A third period of heightened volatility shouldn't surprise us.
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