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Three Reasons To Be Worried About The Economy





The political class has completely disrupted the American structure of production, made American workers uncompetitive, snuffed the life out of entrepreneurs, and burdened the entire nation with a debt obligation the size of Jupiter. The US economy is not the strongest and most durable in the world — it is an unskilled thirty-two-year-old waiter crashing at his parent’s place and trying to pay down an $80,000 international relations degree.

 
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The Federal Reserve - The Deep State's Central Bank





The only possible reaction for the Fed is to reverse course. Besides, its main mission is to protect the Deep State’s finances – the flow of real wealth from you to it. And now we find the world’s elite – the Deep State financiers and economists – planning, explaining, and preparing the world for a U-turn.

 
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Robust Job Growth Doesn't Make Sense And The Numbers Show Why





There is no productivity mystery, only a distinct and illegitimate lack of curiosity on the part of economists to simply take the Establishment Survey as gospel regardless of how little it fit the rest of the world. It also calls into question the legitimacy of the FOMC and monetary policy that was certainly subject to, and predicated upon, the same quackery. No matter how little the payroll reports described the economy as it was, including the relation to GDP, they held on to nothing else to instead deny everything.

 
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The War On Savers And The 200 Rulers Of World Finance





There has been an economic coup d’état in America and most of the world. We are now ruled by about 200 unelected central bankers, monetary apparatchiks and their minions and megaphones on Wall Street and other financial centers. Unlike Senator Joseph McCarthy, we actually do have a list of their names. They need to be exposed, denounced, ridiculed, rebuked and removed.

 
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Sanders Slams Hillary As Wall Street Puppet Ahead Of Critical New Hampshire Primary





“I do not know any progressive who has a super PAC and takes $15 million from Wall Street."

“Enough is enough. If you’ve got something to say, say it."

 
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Welcome To The Recovery: 1 In 7 Americans (45.5 Million) Remain On Food Stamps





More than six years into Dear Leader’s glorious economic recovery, 45.5 million Americans, or one in seven, remain on food stamps. We'd say that’s a problem, but we don’t want to be accused of “peddling economic fiction.”

 
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"We're Nearing The End" David Stockman Warns, Retail Investors Are "Heading For The Slaughter"





The retail investor waded in again. The sheep lined up and, unfortunately, are heading for the slaughter one more time. I think it is very hard to see how this Baby Boom generation, with 10,000 of them retiring a day, can afford one more devastating crash in their stock holdings. That is, unfortunately, what we are heading for. That’s why I say it’s dangerous. When the bubble breaks, it will spill and flow throughout the Main Street economy.

 
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Explaining The "Rise Of The American Protest Vote": It's The "Popular Discontent," Stupid





"Unless the root causes of popular discontent are addressed (uneven growth, pockets of high unemployment and weak wage growth), the protest vote is unlikely to go away. In fact, it may well grow."

 
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A Norwegian Gold Allocation Would Counter Sovereign Incompetence Risk





Many believed that the NOK was backed by oil, not requiring a gold reserve. However, oil is no longer a scarce resource but an abundant commodity. Switzerland, Germany, America and other first world nations have gold reserves. Norway should have one too.

 
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If The "Recovery" Is Real, Why Are Radical Politicians So Damn Popular?, BofA Asks





Bank of America has a simple question: Why, if we are truly seven years into a “recovery”, are populist parties and politicians dominating the political landscape? 

 
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The Resurrection Of The Dying Art Of Economic Analysis (Or When The Fed Fails)





Detailed analysis of economic data is a dying art. The past seven year bull-market has largely justified the logic of such an approach, but the frenzied panic of the last month raises the question of whether investors will know how to adapt if the framework changes again. Recent market ructions offer the first evidence that central banks may be near the limit of their ability, or their willingness, to keep pumping up asset prices.

 
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Why Dip Buyers Will Get Clobbered: The US Economy Isn't Doing "Just Fine"





As of June 2008 no Wall Street banking house was predicting a recession, yet by then the Great Recession - the worst economic downturn since the 1930s - was already six months old, as per the NBER’s subsequent official reckoning. Wall Street never predicts a recession. And that’s basically why the stock market goes up for 5-7 years on a slow escalator, and then plunges down an elevator shaft during several quarters of violent after-the-fact retraction when an economic and profits downturn has already arrived.

 
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