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Guest Post: Why the World Is Financially Doomed in Four Charts

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Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:16 | 852973 Dr. Doom
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But the Dow will be at 36,000 so I will feel wealthy

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:24 | 853001 Wynn
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hang on to that wealth, you'll need it to buy your 2 oz jars of gruel, if you can find any

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:32 | 853047 rustybenelli
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I never have anything to dink when I read the comments section. Wynn your comment was so funny,im still laughing.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 18:13 | 854089 FEDbuster
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The "wealth effect" fades fast, kinda like the first guy to receive a 100 trillion dollar Zimbabwe bank note for a bag of rice.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 18:44 | 854167 markmotive
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We're well on our way...the political attitude is borrow 'till broke.

"...failure to raise the limit would precipitate a default by the United States..."

He said it...here's the full text:

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2011/01/06/geithner-to-congress-failure-to-raise-the-limit-would-precipitate-a-default-by-the-united-states/

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 19:07 | 854228 flacon
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Viva Ludwig von Mises!

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 19:55 | 854394 Voluntary Exchange
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A system based on theft,  fraud and "legalized" violence (your "government" ) will expand until  its growing level of crime can no longer be sustained. When people go along with being taxed they support murder, theft, fraud.  Should they be surprised that they become the eventual victims of  the predators they continue to feed?

 

It is not good people who are attracted to monopolies of "legal" force, it is the violent and evil.  Good people seek not the "legal" power to steal from others (taxation), thieves do.  Good people seek not the power to lie without consequences, the corrupt do (and they write "laws" to make it "legal"). So why do people think they can ever obtain something good from "government" when it is the place where a clever criminal can act without being caught?

Let's stop being "free range slaves" in the free range "farms" of the wicked!

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02rvMwSlAu0&feature=channel

 

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:25 | 853007 buzzsaw99
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+36,000

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:26 | 853014 nope-1004
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Either borrow heavily to sustain status quo, or default on debt.

 

Who will be the lender under the first scenario?  To me scenario 1 is simply more Ponzinomics - ie. treasury / fed / PD charade.  It can't last.

 

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:38 | 853081 SheepDog-One
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Theyre only keeping it going to some predetermined point...these people arent STUPID after all, theyre fully aware theyre running a market pumping Ponzi. The default will come, when its planned, and that will be when the world war is kicking off full steam.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:07 | 853213 Raynja
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People don't want to admit/see that this has never ended any other way.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 20:00 | 854414 Seer
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"The default will come, when its planned, and that will be when the world war is kicking off full steam."

There's a lot of truth in this if you understand how it's always been.  The rich/elites have always stirred the pot of divisiveness such that they could uncork it/pour it out when the time comes.  Set it up such that the <people of country X, "coloreds," socialists, poor> are demonized, and when the curtain starts parting a bit further (the men behind the curtain can no longer hide) the media will be unleashed to focus on the "others."  Quite sad, it's an age-old game, and even so-called more intelligent people that lurk here don't see it, meaning that it's likely really ingrained in a whole hell of a lot of people (Manchurian Candidates?).

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:46 | 854006 AnAnonymous
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 It can't last.

 

It cant last. But still it can last for the next 48 years. So you wont be bother by it.

As long as there are resources to buy, the US can buy them through  debts pyramid schemes.

First thing I checked out back in  2008. How long the US could practise US business style.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:59 | 854045 DFCtomm
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I think most intelligent people agree that it can't last. The 64 dollar question is when does it all come down. You indicate that in 2008 you did some type of research that led you to believe it could last for the next 46 years. Want to share so that we can judge the validity of your assertion?

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 18:16 | 854092 DaveyJones
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yes, I fear they might be onto the scam. And in 48 years we'll be adding (given the momentum) a trillion dollars of debt every second. Just get a night job I guess

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 19:02 | 854211 tmosley
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The longest lasting Fiat currency regime in the history of the planet was 50 years in Mongol China.  The US dollar has been fully fiat for 40.

I'm not sure we are going to break the record at the rate we are going.  Remember that the Yuan Dynasty had tribute coming to it from half of the world.  Come to think of it, not so different from today.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:44 | 853094 InconvenientCou...
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The Bernank issues statement on food inflation: " Human flesh is a significant source of protein. It stands to reason that eating your own flesh is an effective course of action provided the heartbeat is not affected. To maintain the proper and sustainable balance, nibble at non-essential areas such as the toes. The key to sustainable consumption, is to recognize when the heart beat is disrupted. At that time the prudent course of action is to moderate the consumption rate."

 

 

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:55 | 853165 eftian
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++

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:58 | 853184 Hal n back
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that ties into the death panels where we would have a good supply of that protein.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:01 | 853851 malikai
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I'm afraid not. We will need them for pyrolysis conversion to oil, gas, and minerals. This is far more important than feeding the serfs. 

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:32 | 853332 MayIMommaDogFac...
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stands to reason that eating your own flesh is an effective course of action

Ouroboros Bitchez!

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:50 | 853397 jmac2013
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Soylent Green Bitchez!

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:19 | 853920 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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I think Stephen King once wrote "they taste just like lady fingers".

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:15 | 853231 hambone
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I dare Charles Hugh Smith to name that financial doom in 3 charts...no 2 charts...ok Charles Hugh Smith, name that financial doom in 1 chart...

Tyler, tell Charles what he's won!!!

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:53 | 853813 Michael
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Just like in Zimbabwe.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:56 | 853822 Michael
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Just like in Zimbabwe.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:45 | 854002 Michael
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Just like in Zimbabwe.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:49 | 854009 AnAnonymous
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Sure. A lot of non Zimbabweans suffered from starvation because of Zimbabwe monetary policy.

Just like the US.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 23:21 | 854960 ThirdCoastSurfer
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 Little noticed Mexico is way ahead of you. It passed 36,000 a long time ago and should pass 40,000 soon. It's previous all time high was just under 33,000 in Oct 2007.

If you think things are good here, you should see the hoard of children begging in the streets down there. The 40% that are well off just can't imagine why the remaining 60% aren't in the market so as to improve their condition.  

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:18 | 852982 Village Idiot
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What about the bat devil?

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 15:02 | 853447 cougar_w
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She not a devil, she's an angel. And since you ask, she's busy:

http://madscienceunlimited.com/fiction/theexchange.html

Bringing new meaning to the term "inflated assets".

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:20 | 852985 SDRII
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favorable revisions

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:22 | 852994 LawsofPhysics
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Dr. doom,

 

Could you be more specific regarding the date the DOW will be at 36,000?  It just shit my shorts (so to speak).

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:31 | 853036 Dr. Doom
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September 2014

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:00 | 853185 DonnieD
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I wonder if Naseem Taleb buys Dow 30,000 calls or Dow 5,000 puts for his armageddon scenario?

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:19 | 853273 Star Warrior
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Both via a Straddle Play, their both Armegedon scenario's

Sat, 01/08/2011 - 11:10 | 858573 h3m1ngw4y
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on your thinking why dow 36000 (or 50k as in this video) is a very bad number. its more a real 85% loss to your real wealth:

do not juggle with numbers do the thinking behind the numbers to see what it means

its more a fatal attractor for me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGJemzP7u5s&feature=player_embedded

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:33 | 853049 Yardfarmer
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posters should honor the attributions. in this case,martin armstrong's prediction of a DOW 36,000. after which parabolic blowoff. will implode and settle to 400. of course timing is everything and therein lies the rub.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:21 | 852996 lynnybee
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when's this thing finally going to collapse ?   i'm the laughing stock of my friends & family .    i'm even stockpiling my daughter's home because she refuses to get sucked into this insanity !   I've got the silver, I've got the foodstuffs ........ & if I mention total economic collapse just one more time, they're going to have me committed !!

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:28 | 853013 Wynn
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at least your prepared, some of us will only be eating birds and fish as they fall from the sky :-)

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:43 | 853097 Implicit simplicit
Thu, 01/06/2011 - 13:50 | 853132 sabra1
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is there shake 'n bake for crow?

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:25 | 853300 centerline
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Be careful around here.  You are likely to get several recipes.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:45 | 853384 KickIce
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First pointer, since they're falling a couple thousand feet you will not require any meat tenderizer....

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 19:36 | 854334 lincolnsteffens
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KickIce,

Love it ..."meat tenderizer" I got a belly laugh out of that!!

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 19:19 | 854278 MakeMineADouble
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Here is three right off the top of my head:

http://www.bertc.com/subfive/recipes/threecrows.htm

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:18 | 853256 Pegasus Muse
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I shall survive.  Oh, the savagery of it .... eating nut munchers .... poor little critters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5-d3rZZ-_M 

 

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 15:05 | 853458 getplaning
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That's hilarious. Actually, the squirrels like it. I have a pecan tree in my yard in Texas, and my kid has a trampoline. One morning I looked out the window and three squirrels were jumping on it. Swear to God.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 15:25 | 853517 Rodent Freikorps
Thu, 01/06/2011 - 18:51 | 854186 Michael
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Mana from heaven. Yum.

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