Saturday , 18 August 2018


Debt & Deficits

Gov’t Debt Will Keep Increasing Until the System Implodes! Are You Ready?

Why are so many politicians around the world declaring that the debt crisis is "over" when debt-to-GDP ratios all over the planet continue to skyrocket? The global economy has never seen anything like the sovereign debt bubble that we are experiencing today. This insanity will continue until a day of reckoning arrives and the system implodes. Nobody knows exactly when that moment will be reached, but without a doubt it is coming. Are you ready? Words: 1270

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A Practical Assessment of the U.S. Debt Problem Shows It to Be Absolutely Absurd

The U.S. debt situation when broken down to one of family statistics really seems absurd. Yet it's true. It's a slow motion train wreck that can be seen coming miles away but which, like deer paralyzed in the headlights, everyone is unwilling to face up to and to take any meaningful corrective action - and it will be the downfall of them all. Words: 550

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Economics of Gov’t Are No Different Than Those of Typical American Family – Here’s Why

If Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, the result will be no different than the Jones family deciding that they have maxed out their credit cards and that, if they continue borrowing and spending over their means, there will be significant pain to the family at best and bankruptcy at worst. Any attempt to prove otherwise is futile because it's just not true! [To further make his point the author provides below 7 other examples of why the economics of government are no different than those of the typical American household.] Words: 585

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What Is “The Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin” Idea? Is It the Answer to U.S Debt Ceiling Constraints or Beyond Stupid?

The "Trillion Dollar Coin" is a hot topic amongst economic policy analysts these days...The idea consists of a proposal for avoiding the inconveniences caused by the congressionally imposed "debt ceiling" in the U.S. by bestowing unlimited power upon the U.S. Treasury to issue money with no backing. When you reflect upon the economic and political implications of [taking such action] it becomes clear that the notion of the Trillion Dollar Coin is just plain stupid. Most importantly, when you look at the wider political, legal and ethical implications of this scheme for the rule of law and liberal institutions, it is beyond stupid. [Let me explain my views more fully.] Words: 2362

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Say “I WILL NOT PAY!”: An Open Letter to Those Under 18

I implore you to pass around this letter to your friends. Talk about it among you. Post it up on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere. Discuss the fact that our government and your parents think you are going to pay over $180,000, and rising rapidly, so that us older folks can have our cake and eat it too...and then force you, the children of this nation, to cover our selfishness and outrageous conduct. I say to you in this open letter that it is your right to stand as American citizens, irrespective of your age who have not yet consented, and say in a loud, clear, singular voice: "I WILL NOT PAY!" Words: 2112

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The Markets & Politicians Got It Right: The Fiscal "Cliff" Is/Was Nothing to Panic About

Why are Congress and the White House not panicked about the looming fiscal "cliff"? Why has the Dow pulled back only 2% rather than plunging 2,000 points as time to forge an agreement by year-end has foolishly dwindled down to just a couple of days, and odds of it happening have become remote? Probably because the markets and politicians are aware that the economy is not going to suddenly plunge over a cliff into an abyss on January 2 if an agreement has not been reached by then. [Let me explain just what it does mean, though.] Words: 785

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New Consumer Earnings & Spending Data Show U.S. & E.U. Citizens Living Way Beyond Their Means

The west is living far beyond its means and is struggling with pitifully anemic growth. This is a long-term trend, and one that is only going to accelerate. Nevertheless, as obvious as the indicators may be, few people will actually do anything about it. A lifetime of propaganda will plant many heads in the sand, ignoring the dangers and opportunities all around. [Let's take a close look at just what these indicators are.] Words: 311

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U.S. Debt 101: If the U.S. Were A Stock Few Investors Would Own It – Here's Why

There has been a lot of media coverage about the United States' debt issue these days. Why should we care? Because as U.S. citizens, we all own stock in this "company" called the United States of America (let's say the ticker symbol is USA). We purchased this stock through the various taxes we pay every year (income tax, payroll tax, corporate tax) and we receive dividends through the various benefits we receive every year (security provided by defense budget, Medicare/Medicaid benefits, Social Security benefits, etc.). This article attempts to explain the U.S. national debt in simple layman's terms by analyzing the United States and its debt issue as if it were a stock investment. Words: 1929; Charts: 5; Tables: 1

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World Debt 101

"World Debt 101" examines some of the world's largest economies and illustrates just how much they have borrowed and what measures many of their governments are now taking to curb spending and narrow those deficits.

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