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We could get all of Trump`s initiatives and still roll over in the business cycle, or Trump policies could actually quicken the tightening of the credit market, and send the economy into a recession faster than without policy changes. Shoot we could drop in the stock market just by valuations alone because financial markets are in a bubble.

Global Economic Growth Is All About China... Nothing But China

Since 2000, China has been the nearly singular force for growth in global energy consumption and economic activity.  However, this article will make it plain and simple why China is exiting the spotlight and unfortunately, for global economic growth, there is no one else to take center stage.

#FakeNews In Investing

As is always the case, a ramping bull market hides investor mistakes – it is the bear market that reveals them. The meteoric rise in passive investing is one such 'strategy' sending an important and timely warning. Just remember, everyone is 'passive' until the selling begins.

JPM's Kolanovic: Volatility Is About To Return, Could Lead To "Accidents"

JPM's quant guru Marko Kolanovic writes that "last September, we forecasted a short term increase of market volatility and equity outflows" and adds that "a similar set-up is developing now, this time driven by extremely low levels of market correlations... We believe correlation will start rising going into March."

The Oroville Crisis Exposes The Vulnerability Of America's Entire National Dam System

"Certainly someone in the 1960’s would never believe that the United States would have these issues, but we’ve ignored them far too long... When we look at this dam, which is a highly regulated dam, a dam more highly regulated than almost any others. They had an emergency spillway filled with trees. They had a principle spillway that was in the process of failing and had been for years. So, if this can exist on one of the most highly regulated dams then one can just interpolate and imagine what the rest of the situation is like."

While Elites Played Empire, America Fell Apart

Dear Imperial America: the lifestyle you ordered is permanently out of stock. The banquet of consequences has already been served, and will only become more distasteful the longer we put off facing our skyrocketing debt, runaway elites and delusions of grandeur head-on.

America's Outmoded "Factory Model" Educational System Needs To Be Radically Reinvented

America's educational system is an outmoded "factory model" designed to produce interchangeable industrial and service workers en masse for an industrial economy of factories and a 1960s-era service sector that needed millions of employees with basic-skills. It's obvious that we desperately need a new decentralized, individualized and far more productive system of education.