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How the Government Deceives us on Inflation, as Rents and Housing Costs Soar





Rents and housing costs make up 30% of CPI. They’re its largest component. They’re soaring in real life. But not in the CPI.

 
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Big Tech Teeters, May Sack Most People since 2009





Financial engineers have taken over; actual engineers are relegated to an expense category that must be cut.

 
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Russia Sanctions Hit German Consumers, “Economic Expectations Completely Collapse”





The “faster rotating sanctions spiral with Russia” causes worst plunge in the history of the German consumer index.

 
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Money Manager’s Warning: ‘The Bull Move Has Lasted So Long Nobody Can See Its End’





“Here’s when US equity and bond markets will change direction: when investors come to fear the next Fed-talk.”

 
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Russia Sanctions Exact Their Pound of Flesh – from Germany





The powerful engine to pull Europe out of its quagmire? It stalls as sanctions hit. “Disaster of 2008” is evoked, hastily denied.

 
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An Insufferable Beer Crisis Hits California





I’m a beer lover, but that beer-induced smile on my face is about to dry up.

 
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But Wait, There Are A Few Differences Between Amazon and the US Postal Service





Amazon is Exhibit A of how the Fed’s free money for Wall Street and corporate mastodons is destructive to the rest of the economy.

 
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How the Surge of Hot Money Pushes San Francisco to the Brink





Then comes the moment when the hot money evaporates.

 
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Putin’s Approval in Russia Soars to Record, America’s Plunges to Near Zero





Don’t let a good crisis go to waste – Vladimir Putin's slogan.

 
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Microsoft Layoffs: Insane M&A Frenzy Leads To Next Jobs Crisis





35,000 global M&A deals will likely be made this year, promising “efficiencies” and “synergies,” hence job cuts. The Great M&A Frenzy of 2007/8 ended in the Great Jobs Crisis!

 
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Gallup Slams Lid On Hopes for US Economy





Consumers are “straining against rising prices on daily essentials” and are cutting back on things they want to buy.

 
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Senior Bankers Warn: ‘It’s Crazy, It’s a Boom, It’s a Gold Rush’





The record bank lending binge “not evidence of an economic recovery.” Instead, they’re fretting about the greatest credit bubble in history.

 
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No Politician Is Allowed to Oppose Banks For Long, Not Even the French President





He has “no face, no party,” “never runs for office,” but “governs,” Hollande said about “his true opponent” in 2012. It went viral. Huddled masses began to dream. But that courage fizzled.

 
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How A Few Wall-Street Backed Firms Manipulate The Entire US Housing Market





The smart money had a goal, which it now reached via the “multiplier effect.”

 
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