Tuesday , 12 December 2017


Economy

What Would It Take For Hyperinflation To Occur in the U.S.?

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There is a difference between inflation and hyperinflation...and there is no gradual path from one to the other. To wind up with true hyperinflation, some very bad things have to happen. The government has to completely lose control... the populace has to completely lose faith in the system... or both at the same time. [Are we there yet? Let's take a look.] Words: 1188

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This Autumn Will Be One Of Market Turmoil & Shock – Here’s Why

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I do realise that bearers of bad news are unpopular figures. If they are right, nobody will thank them and many people will blame them. If they are wrong they will be ridiculed but, as most readers know, I am not here to be a prophet of doom and gloom. No, my purpose is just to tell things as I see them and to warn people about the massive risks that the world is now facing.

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Mortgage Interest Deductibility Should Be Eliminated! Here’s Why

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“Buy as much house as you can,” real estate agents urged clients. “The more you buy, the bigger your tax break” is their advice using the mortgage interest deduction (MID) to explicitly promote over-investment in housing. Unfortunately, such advice fueled the previous housing boom and exacerbated its bust and could do so again.

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What the Economic & Financial Tea Leaves Are Saying

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My reading of the economic and financial tea leaves is that the economy continues to grow at a sub-par pace (about 2%), just as it has for the past 8 years. I don't see evidence of a coming boom, or of an imminent bust... just more of the same. Dull. Here are a baker's dozen charts, with the latest updates, to flesh out the story:

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