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How Do You Unmanipulate a Manipulated Economy?

Regardless of what slippery words are deployed to mask manipulation, it doesn’t change the reality that the US economy remains a manipulated mess that is dependent on monetary & statistical manipulation. Left unmanipulated, the statistics would no longer be rosy & both the economy & our perception of the economy would tank.

An Endless Fiscal Crisis Looms

Since 1985, fiscal policy went on automatic pilot — where it has more or less languished ever since. – U.S. nominal GDP will be lucky to reach $24 trillion by 2024 or so. The math computes out to a public debt equal to 140% of GDP. For all practical purposes, it means an endless fiscal crisis lurks in the nation’s future.

The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

For the last 40 years, a pillar of dollar primacy has been the greenback’s dominant role in international energy markets. Today, China is leveraging its rise as an economic power & as the most important incremental market for hydrocarbon exporters in the Persian Gulf & the former Soviet Union to circumscribe dollar dominance in global energy.

The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold

Various factors lead me to conclude that gold is one investment that you can park for the next 10 or 20 years, confident that it will perform well. Timing and logic for both entering and finally exiting gold as an investment are laid out in the full report. – Gold’s largest gains remain yet to be realized.

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