Reality

A Look Back At 1999!

"If this market rally seems eerily familiar, it’s because it is. In fact, the backdrop of the rally reminds me much of what was happening in 1999...If you were around then, you will remember."

America's Miserable 21st Century

The Great American Escalator is broken - and it badly needs to be fixed. With the election of 2016, Americans within the bubble finally learned that the 21st century has gotten off to a very bad start in America. Welcome to the reality. We have a lot of work to do together to turn this around.

Visualizing The Worrying Decline Of Freedom Around The World

The 20th century was a bull market for literacy, freedom, prosperity, health, and technology. However, things have changed since the turn of the century - freedom has actually declined on a global basis for the last 11 years.

This Is The Only Chart Americans Should Be Worrying About Right Now

While the stock market (and VIX) signal utter calm, signs of stress are very clear in America's money markets. With Treasury's cash balance plunging to just $108bn this week as the debt ceiling deadline looms, newly ensconced Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be forced to order “emergency measures” to effectively buy more time for the government to pay its creditors and cover revenue shortfalls to keep the government operating.

The US Motorist Is Unwell: Miles Driven Suffer Biggest Slowdown In Over 2 Years

Confirming that US consumers are far more sensitive to rising gas prices than preciously expected, the 0.5% increase in miles driven in December 2016 was the smallest monthly increase since November 2014. Since then gas pries have risen far more, potentially leading to a sharp drop in gasoline demand.

"What Is To Be Done?"

"The entirety of the world has been put on the knife edge of existence by the arrogance, stupidity, and hubris of the neoconservative pursuit of American world hegemony. The neoconservative ideology is perfect cover for the material interest of the military/security Deep State that is driving the world to destruction."

Trump Advisers Call For A 'Purge' Of Obama Appointees

"His playbook should be to get rid of the Obama appointees immediately.  There are an amazing number of decisions that are being made by appointees that are totally opposed to Trump and everything he stands for. Who do you think those people are responding to?"