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Obstacles To Trump's "Growth" Plans

Mr. Trump rather unfortunately may find that his chief task will not be the management of this Great Re-orientation, but more prosaically, fending off the headwinds which he will face as he hauls on the tiller of the economy. In short, there is a real prospect that his ambitious economic “remake” may well be prematurely punctured by financial crisis. These headwinds will not be of his making, and for the main part, represent the accumulation of an earlier monetary doctrine which will fetter the President-elect into a small corner from which any chosen exit will carry adverse implications.

'Grey Champion' Assumes Command, Part 2

Seventy year old Donald Trump has assumed the Grey Champion flagstaff. In an increasingly chaotic world, normal working class Americans in flyover country were seeking a leader who could bring order, defeat the corrupt establishment, make tough decisions, and capture the zeitgeist of this moment in history. The ruling elite oligarchs and their fawning minions are infuriated the peasants have dared to resist. In their secretive secure spaces, the elites are plotting with one purpose in mind – this uprising must be quelled.

Brace For A Year Of "Peak Everything, Big Rotations" - Here Is BofA's Guide How To Trade It

1) Peak Liquidity: era of excess liquidity is over; 2) Peak Inequality: more fiscal stimulus to address inequality; 3) Peak Globalization: free movement of trade, labor, capital ending; FX wars starting; 4) Peak Deflation: low point in bond yields now behind us; 5) Trough Volatility: era of “flash volatility” and “pain trades” continues; 6) Peak Passive: active investors to outperform passive; 7) Transforming World: robotics, eCommerce constrain inflation upside

Obama's 'Zero' Legacy

Impunity hidden behind lies is what defines Obama’s Presidential legacy. To call his legacy "zero" is actually unrealistic praise; his legacy is deeply negative. He’ll be rewarded handsomely for it, by his masters - which never were the American public.

The Serfs Have Rebelled - Europe Next?

Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom described how personal freedoms are progressively eroded by the state in the name of the common good. In the main, the serfs are patient and tolerant of their masters, but in a democracy, the establishment behind the state risks being challenged. And that has happened twice this year, first with Brexit and now with Trump in America... but remember the serfs never win, as Hayek recognised.

An "Amazed" Bill Gross Slams Trump: "His Tenure Will Be Damaging"

"I am amazed, at what American voters have done to themselves: in voting to deny Hillary Clinton the Henhouse, they "unwittingly" (lack of wit), let Donald Trump sneak in the side door. His tenure will be a short four years but is likely to be a damaging one for jobless and low-wage American voters."

What Now? (Opposing The Deep State Of Rackets)

The USA is squandering its vitality trying to maintain a half-assed global empire of supposed interests, economic, ideological, and existential. The financialization of the economy is already playing into its disastrous climax with bond markets tanking all over the planet. What this means is that the long-ignored chickens of risk associated with debt are coming home to roost.

Why Some "Flyover States" Switched To Trump

The grossly aggregated national data (and the stock market) shows the economy is growing... so everything must be fine, right? For millions of people outside the coastal cities where powerful investors and media figures live, however, things are not fine. Indeed, no one should be surprised that on election day, it was voters from Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin - states that have favored Democrats in recent presidential elections - handed Donald Trump his victory.

One Frustrated Millennial Explains "How I Went From Voting For Obama In '08 To Trump In '16"

"In 2008 I was a sophomore at Towson University. I had no health insurance because my father had lost his job... I was swept away by Obama’s promises of health insurance, breaks for college students, and capitalizing on the mishaps leading to the Iraq war... Eight years and $9 trillion-plus in debt later, I realize that I was fooled by yet another politician looking for my vote... I have seen out of touch Washington elitists and special interests send this country on a path to debt and ruins."

A Foreigner's View Of America's Presidential Election

Observing America’s presidential election from afar has been a curious experience for foreigners. In recent years it has become obvious to discontented Americans that its government is no longer the servant of the people. Instead, the people have become servants of the government, and have even become regarded as its property.

Civil War II - Fourth Turning Is Intensifying (Part 1)

As we enter the final stretch of this vitriolic, deplorable, venomous, propaganda saturated, deceitful, rigged presidential election spectacle, it becomes painfully obvious this Fourth Turning is careening toward bloodshed, bedlam, confrontation, and civil war. The linear fixated establishment, who fancy themselves intellectually superior to the irredemables, are too blinded by their sociopathic, increasingly audacious subversion of the Constitution, to grasp the level of rage and disillusionment of a white working class that has been screwed over for decades.