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This problem is 10,000 times bigger than the border wall
January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019. The politicians dragging the shutdown on are showing their true colors. This dysfunction is a tiny preview of what will happen when the real problems come home to roost. ...
Here are all the ways inflation is happening today
November 08, 2018
November 8, 2018. And I think there’s more pain ahead as inflation really starts to work its way into the economy. ...
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How to dodge student debt and get a second passport
September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018. That’s a world-class education for a fraction of the cost and a clear path toward residency in another country. And you’ve expanded your job prospects across another continent. ...
The pension crisis is bigger than the world’s 20 largest economies
September 07, 2018
September 7, 2018. In 2015, the total worldwide gap in pension funding was $70 TRILLION according to the World Economic Forum. That is larger than the twenty largest economies in the world combined. ...
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Why Japan may spark the next crisis
August 03, 2018
August 3, 2018. In a world full of reckless and extreme monetary policy, Japan no doubt takes the cake. ...
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The root of the debt crisis: every $1 in debt generates just 44 cents of economic output
July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018. You’d think that every $1 borrowed would have generated at least $1 in economic output. ...
America’s long-term challenge #2: the looming retirement crisis
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018. 33% of Baby Boomers, the generation closest to retirement, have between $0 and $25,000 saved for retirement. ...
Breaking down America’s worst long-term challenges: #1- Debt.
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018. An average of nearly $1.5 BILLION added to the national debt every single day… $62 million per hour… $1 million per minute… and more than $17,000 per SECOND. ...
Why you’re likely exposed to one of the dumbest investments in history
May 26, 2018
Your life insurance company. Your pension fund. Your bank. The fixed-income mutual fund where you invested your retirement savings. ...
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When Things Fall Apart: A Graduation Message for a Dark Age
May 24, 2018
Wake up, stand up, and make your activism count for something more than politics. ...
HUGE opportunity in Puerto Rico… and the developed country whose looming debt crisis is far worse
May 22, 2018
And if you’re domiciled on the island, dividends that you pay to yourself are tax free… which means your effective tax rate on corporate and dividend income altogether is just 4%. ...
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Stagflationary Crisis: Understanding The Cause Of America’s Ongoing Collapse
May 13, 2018
These financial crises are not hard to predict... unless you're a successful mainstream economist. ...
How the poster boy for bad financial management lost shareholders $25 billion
April 19, 2018
An analysis by investment firm Artemis Capital Management, in fact, argues that more than 40% of corporate earnings growth between 2009 and 2017 is due to share buybacks… not actual profit. ...
And the fastest growing bank asset in 2017 was… SUBPRIME!
April 03, 2018
Not even a decade after these loans nearly brought down the entire global economy, SUBPRIME IS BACK. ...
Why Elon Musk’s bankruptcy joke on Twitter isn’t funny
April 03, 2018
Over the past four years, the company has lost $9 BILLION in negative free cash flow. ...
US government issuing $300 billion in new debt– just this WEEK
March 28, 2018
...the entire US national debt was around $300 billion when John F. Kennedy was President of the United States. Now they’re issuing that much debt in a single week ...
Japan is so broke that its prisons are full of 80+ year old ‘felons’
March 21, 2018
In prison, of course, they’re fed, clothed, housed, and even have their health care covered by the state. ...
At $21 TRILLION, the national debt is growing 36% faster than the US economy
March 20, 2018
In the span of a SINGLE DAY, from Thursday to Friday, the national debt grew by $73 BILLION. In a day. ...
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Total student debt in America now exceeds cost of Iraq War
February 28, 2018
What’s probably even more bizarre is that the US government actually owns about 70% of those student loans– a total of $1.06 trillion. ...
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Treasury Department reports $1.2 TRILLION loss in 2017
February 28, 2018
What’s even more alarming is that 2017 was a great year. ...
This may be the beginning of the Great Financial Reckoning
February 12, 2018
Less than two weeks ago, the United States Department of Treasury very quietly released its own internal projections for the federal government’s budget deficits over the next several years. ...
Yes, This is a Real CNBC Article on “Economics”
September 10, 2017
A chicken in every pot, and a unicorn in every garage. That's the progressive dream. No, seriously, they are dreaming, and they must have smoked something crazy before bed. ...
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Did you see this unbelievable front page news?
August 17, 2017
It’s astonishing how little attention this issue receives considering it will end up being one of the biggest financial crises in US history. ...