• Pivotfarm
    04/18/2014 - 12:44
    Peering in from the outside or through the looking glass at what’s going down on the other side is always a distortion of reality. We sit here in the west looking at the development, the changes and...

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ilene's picture

Feeling Depressed? 27 Depressing Statistics About The U.S. Economy That Will Make You Feel Even Worse

Budget Deficit Bureau of Labor Statistics China Federal Reserve Great Depression New Home Sales Obama Administration OPEC Purchasing Power Real estate RealtyTrac RealtyTrac Trade Deficit Unemployment World Trade But please don't show these statistics to anyone that is feeling depressed or that has just lost a job - it might push such a person over the edge.

williambanzai7's picture

IT'S the E-CON-omy STuPiD!

Hyperinflation Does anyone remember the TELE-POTUS 2008 election blathering about his fine credentials with regard to the economy? Man were we gullible! After we sort out the difference between inflation and hyperinflation, can we all please remember to haul Obamo the Billion Dollar Clown to the Election Day carpet?

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Congress WAKE UP: QE is a FAILURE and Bernanke is LYING

Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke Central Banks Greece Housing Market Monetary Policy Quantitative Easing Congress, you need to wake up. The people who are acting as your financial advisors are lying to you about the economy and our financial system. They’re also lying to you about the effectiveness of their policies. You are supposed to represent us. You are supposed to defend us against threats both internal and external. Bernanke is lying to you and all of us. He is an internal threat to our financial wellbeing. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Bruce Krasting's picture

Lunacy – D.C. Style

Ben Bernanke Crude Iran Iraq Kohn OPEC Reuters New story, old story. Same story.

George Washington's picture

Cumulative Low-Level Doses of Radiation Can Cause Big Problems

Department Of Energy France Iraq Japan NBC Nuclear Power Testimony United Kingdom Uranium Debunking the myth that only huge doses are dangerous ...

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

We’re Now Engaging in the Same Disastrous Policies… Only On a National Level Pt 1

Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke ETC Federal Reserve Germany Meltdown Monetary Policy The REAL Crisis (of which 2008 was the warm-up) is fast approaching. When I say REAL Crisis I mean full-scale systemic meltdown, a situation in which the market accomplishes what the Fed, regulators, and US Government at large have failed to do: clean house. The plain facts are right in front of us. The US is broke on every level: Federal, State, Local, and individual/ consumer. We all know this, but we don’t want to admit it because doing so would likely mean wiping out at minimum 30% of what we have today.

Bruce Krasting's picture

Ryan Plan –“Kick it down the road”

Congressional Budget Office Gross Domestic Product Medicare Unemployment The Ryan plan does nothing until 2022. We won't make it that far.

RickAckerman's picture

Here’s Why Hyperinflationist Lira Is Wrong

Bond Detroit Federal Reserve Germany Gonzalo Lira Google Hyperinflation Monetization notional value Quantitative Easing Real estate Underwater Homeowners First, let me say that I’ve long enjoyed reading the rants of over-the-top inflationists like Jim Willie, but also the relatively subdued essays of Gonzalo Lira — even if the latter sometimes comes across as the kind of guy who could wear out a mirror. I feel a comradeship with both because, predictions about the financial endgame aside, I agree with much of what they have said — most particularly about the robust defensive role that bullion seems likely to play no matter what happens. But that is not to say that I agree with all of Lira’s and Jim Willie’s arguments.

Leo Kolivakis's picture

OTPP Gains 14.3% in 2010 But Funding Challenges Persist

Bond Canadian Dollar Demographics Equity Markets fixed Housing Market Pension Crisis Private Equity Real estate Real Interest Rates Risk Management Treasury Department The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers'), the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada, gained 14.3% in 2010 but systemic funding challenges persist...

Econophile's picture

Where Is Unemployment Heading?

Bill Gross BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics Demographics Gallup Gross Domestic Product Quantitative Easing Real estate Stagflation TrimTabs Unemployment The economy is in a structural readjustment that will leave the middle class higher and drier. Long-term factors will continue to negatively affect employment. We are headed to a higher level of permanent unemployment than the 5% that existed in pre-crash 2008.

williambanzai7's picture


A heuristic approach to determining the truth of a statement.

Stone Street Advisors's picture

Dean Baker On Recent Economic Data

BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics Dean Baker ETC recovery Stimulus Spending Unemployment Only in Washington would this be hailed as good news...

ilene's picture

Testy Tuesday - AAPL Rebalancing in May May Keep the Nasdaq from 2,800 Today

Apple ETC Global Economy GOOG High Frequency Trading High Frequency Trading Japan Momo NASDAQ None Trading Strategies In other market-shaking news, The Bernank says the Fed WILL act if inflation is "more than transitory." Apparently, he finally had to pick up the check at a restaurant this week or perhaps he pumped his own gas over the weekend.

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