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The Inflation Horse Defies Central Bankers' Whippings - Why?

Every 3 days for the past 9 years, one of the world’s central bankers dresses up as a jockey. They mount the horse & flog it with the whip marked ‘lower interest rates’. The inflation horse is supposed to respond to these whippings by suddenly springing to life & galloping towards the furlong marked ‘2–3% inflation’. No one seems to have told these jockeys they’re flogging a dead horse.

The Ugly Reality of Wealth Inequality Exposed

When the tide of “prosperity” (i.e. the fake prosperity of financialization and phony statistics) recedes, the ugly realities of massive wealth/income inequality are exposed for all to see. Wealth / income inequality is significantly higher in the U.S. than in other developed nations.

12 Ways - US Economy In Worse Shape Than Was During The Last Recession

An “economic collapse” is unfolding right now before our very eyes. But what most people really mean when they ask about these things is that they are wondering when the next great financial crisis will happen. Here is a bunch of charts and statistics that show that economic conditions in the U.S. are already substantially worse than they were during the last recession.

Greece Recovery? 60% Of Greeks Live At Or Below Poverty Levels

A report from Greece’s State Budget Office found that three in every five Greeks, or some 6.3 million people, were living in poverty or under the threat of poverty in 2013 due to material deprivation and unemployment. Greece also ranks fourth among EU states in poverty disparity, after Spain, Romania and Bulgaria.

Sum of Unemployment and Inflation: The New Misery Index

The Status Quo is desperate to mask the declining fortunes of those who earn income from work and so figured out how to game unemployment and inflation to the point that these metrics are meaningless. The Misery Index 2.0 strips away the phony facade of bogus unemployment and inflation numbers.

Jobs Market: The True U.S. Rate of Unemployment is 23.2%

Dearth of jobs resulted in Americans giving up looking for non-existent jobs and thus ceased being counted in the labor force. The 6.2% US unemployment rate is misleading as it excludes discouraged workers who have given up and left the labor force because there are no jobs to be found.

Failure Of The Fed Complicates Its Endgame

To demonstrate it hasn’t failed, the Fed must taper/withdraw its monetary heroin. The abject failure of these policies to aid Main Street while heaping wealth on Wall Street greatly complicates the Fed’s endgame. No matter what the Fed chooses to do, the failure of its policies will soon be revealed to all.

Has The Next Recession Already Begun For America’s Middle Class?

In most of the cities in the nation except in a very few, evidence continues to mount that the next recession has already begun for the poor and the middle class. Unless the employment situation in the U.S. starts to turn around, there does not seem to be much hope that the middle class will recover any time soon.

What Needs to Happen Before We See a Big Recovery in Economy?

Will real economy mend before excessive financial risk-taking kills the patient? What needs to happen before we get a robust recovery: 1) Households need to borrow at the pace we normally see in economic expansions. 2) Household income needs to grow strongly – More of the second & less of first.

China Households Massively Exposed To Housing Bubble That Has To Burst

China’a housing market is clearly oversupplied. Existing housing stock is sufficient for every household to own one home, and China is supplying about 15 million new units a year. The housing bubble has to burst & the hit to household wealth will have a long term negative impact on consumption.

Is Inflation Understated? - The Way The Politicians Wanted It

By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily – While the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some.

The Federal Reserve's REAL Reason For Quantitative Easing

When the first round of quantitative easing ended, Andrew Huszar says that it was incredibly obvious that QE had done very little to benefit average Americans but it had been an absolute coup for Wall Street. – It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out who benefits from quantitative easing.

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