Marc Faber's Chart Porn

Tyler Durden's picture

Courtesy of Calibrated Confidence, here are the 50 charts that lull Marc Faber to a deep, peaceful slumber each night.

 

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tsx500's picture

i only made it to number 8 and i've already been forced to  pour myself a very stiff drink , and it's only 10am ....   oh, and by the way  , FOWARD !

kaiserhoff's picture

Siempre adelante! (always forward) was the motto of the conquistadors.  By following it, they managed to get themselves, in full body armor, mired in the swamps of Florida, up to their asses in snakes and alligators.  Sabe dios.

Death and Gravity's picture

Chart porn is not compatible with being lulled into sleep. More like wanking yourself into exhaustion.

markmotive's picture

Where are his charts on peak phosphate? According to Jeremy Grantham that's what we should really be worried about

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2012/11/23/jeremy-grantham-fertilizer-use-...

centerline's picture

The last slide says it all.  Just scroll to that one and have another drink (make it a double though).

Cursive's picture

WRT to the future of money, governments and social stability, nothing short of amnesia would make me sleep easy.

kaiserhoff's picture

Faber's a damn good man for the shape he's in.

Never understood what he sees in China.  Plenty of places have cheap nooki.

swissaustrian's picture

It's compilation of several gloom boom doom reports of the last few months

resurger's picture

Excellent presentation.

slackrabbit's picture

Marc always makes sence.

Hence he's always invited on cnbc to create some 'mirth'.

He just grins like a shark, cos he knows who's eventually up for dinner..

RopeADope's picture

If showing Chart # 15 to the Boomer and older generations doesn't wake them up to the fact that they are stealing from all generations after them I don't know what will save open generational warfare.

 

The U.S. really needs to institute fractional voting, if you are over 50 you do not get a full vote, preferably you lose 25% of your vote every decade over 50.

vato poco's picture

Although I disagree with the specific *idea* - "old farts votes should count for less" - I applaud the outside the box thinking behind it. The political system here is fucked, and only getting more grotesque & openly corrupt each year. The only way I see it being saved is through unconventional thought: my personal preference would be more along the lines of, "only those who own property AND pay net income tax get to vote" and "only one term for EVERY elected official, with no re-election runs for anyone in that person's extended family - with geneaology to be conducted by the opposing party -  allowed for the next 25 years", etc etc, but that can be a debate for later. We better do _something_ pretty soon, though...

ultraticum's picture

Social engineering is what has ruined this country.  "My tax is better than your tax."  The constitution was intended to save us from this.  Sadly, it's been totally abandoned by those who still swear to uphold it.  No nation can remain ignorant and free.

DollarMenu's picture

I would suggest SF writer Robert Heinlein's restriction on politicians.

No one who did not serve in the military could run for office.

His premise was that these people would be less likely to lead us into gratuitous wars.

Hedgetard55's picture

Hows about you have to read at a 6th grade level (in English) and have paid at least
$100 in Federal income taxes that year before you can vote?

kaiserhoff's picture

Hell yes.  Anything's an improvement over letting every retard and parasite vote.

How about the original?  White male property owners works for me.

ebworthen's picture

If they earned it and saved it they didn't steal it.

You should ask why you are paid so little and taxed so much for what will not be there for you in the future. 

We are all herded by promises and lies; and all that "money" of the older crowd will likely be confiscated anyways.

Don't fall into the trap that has been laid for you where you blame the older cattle for the brand on your rear and the fences.  It's the rancher and his dogs.

RopeADope's picture

Younger generations are paid so little because the return on capital older generations enjoyed was ABOVE what was natural due to debt economics.

 

Debt steals income from later generations to pay earlier generations more than what they earned. Debt holders always get paid first, thus younger generations have no income because it was stolen from them.

mkhs's picture

Unless bankruptcy intervenes and debt disappears.

RopeADope's picture

That would require a global revolution against central bankers.

SilverDOG's picture

RopeADope

No worries. As soon as the crisis, Greatest Depression, begins; boomers will be dropping like flies. Peace and love man - yeah, when you boomassses are finally extinct.

vato poco's picture

Is it just me, or do *all* the Gen X, Y, Z, whatever types seem like really whiny little pussies? It seems like pretty much every post they make can be boiled down to, "The older kids get to sit at the big table! This is so totally not FAIR, dude! Hang on, I'm getting a text....."

SilverDOG's picture

 

 

 

Is it me, or do *all* the boomers flatulently defend their results of responsibility

avoidance.

My bumper sticker says "Die Boomers DIE" 

With no kids, no debt, and no lack of foresight. The only difficulty, blatantly obvious,

is the wake of the boomers sinking ship, in which all who are younger tread.

STFU.

 

 

Hayabusa's picture

Nothing to see here sheeple, nothing at all... move along, move along.

Mongo's picture

This is not chart porn ... its chart horror ... RIP middle class

Atomizer's picture

Allow me to add another variable to the formula.

 

Hal 9000 sings Daisy 

30 Days later… 

Turn off those black box’s, we didn’t see a shift back into TV network traffic. We really fucked up! Turn off this cyber network abortion plan..  

Take a look at just what 20% of the internet traffic rolls in for revenue, imagine what happens when another 20% jumps ship. Hehehehee.

mh505's picture

Here is what's needed :  The Economy Doctor !

http://esocap.com/uploads/files/EconomyDoctor.pdf

ebworthen's picture

Good stuff, surprised he didn't break a window on his way out.

Those WalMart phone shoppers are going to save the economy!

Imminent Collapse's picture

I was asked recently whether all this prolificacy would really ever affect people or if these warnings were just scare tactics.  In light of the amount of time these problems have been kicked down the road, it is a fair question.  And the problem is:  very few people are in any way prepared for what is likely to unfold.  Keep your heads down.  One day the shit will hit the fan.  I'm not sure that anyone is really prepared for the blow back.  We will see.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Yes! Imminent Collapse, nobody is really prepared for the blow back, and nobody could be. The reason that the collapse has been postponed is the same as why the Cold War barely managed not to go hot. Since the real system became global electronic frauds, backed by atomic bombs, the shit that hits will be radioactive, and the fan will be turbocharged.

It would take prodigious political miracles to prevent collapse, which is imminent because everything driving it to happen is on exponential growth curves, where each doubling of the quantity must result in drastic qualitative changes, whenever the last possible doubling has been done.

Of course, it is theoretically possible to change towards a saner, more sustainable, and stable human and industrial ecology, EXCEPT for the problem that human beings built their systems on the foundation of fraudulence, and the mechanization of that madness has become automated.

Each time we kicked the can down the road, we wound up and kicked it twice as far. E.g., each President doubled the debt, etc., etc., ... The Charlie Brown moment of Lucy pulling the can away, and we land up on our back, IS coming, but that will finally happen only after we have wound up the most we ever could, to try to kick the can again twice as far as the last time! The main reason why it has not happened, so far, is that there has been nobody insane enough to decide to precipitate that. ... Yet, each and every day, we add more quantity to the overall situation, of more astronomically sized frauds, backed by more astronomically sized threats of violence.

The imminent collapse we are looking at is that we have enough funny money made out of nothing to buy ten planet Earths, backed by weapons enough to destroy 10 planet Earths. We are rapidly heading towards a ratio of one hundred or more ... SINCE EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING IS BASED ON DECISIONS MADE ACCORDING TO A FUNAMENTALLY FRAUDULENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING SYSTEM, ANY BREAKTHROUGH ENOUGH TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES, WHICH SPREADS, WOULD BE LIGHTING A MATCH TO A VERY, VERY, VERY BIG FOREST, THAT IS VERY, VERY, VERY DRY, AND JUST WHEN THE WIND WAS HOWLING ...

grid-b-gone's picture

Chart #10 is a clue that the fiscal cliff will be just another can-kicking event.

Market, fix thyself, for the only thing our elected are capable of is getting elected.  

azzhatter's picture

Fuck You Bernanke

grid-b-gone's picture

Chart #15 is why, after the wealthy get their temporary Bush tax cuts made permanent, their next big agenda item is estate tax.

 

shutdown's picture

But, but, but my brother-in-law is a remiser in Hong Kong and he says forget all the doomsday stuff. He says everything will keep improving. 

Tombstone's picture

I skipped to #49, the Mises with the mostest. 

ebworthen's picture

See Chart "China's Export Destinations".

I said this yesterday; China will dump the dollar and their Treasuries when they don't need the U.S. and Europe for their export machine - they are on the way to supporting their economy with India, Russia, Africa, South America, etc.

The Potato with a Beard (Paul Krugman) needs to see this, though his potato eyes and brain couldn't likely digest it.

This is worth a download and saving; great charts and a stark picture of reality.

SilverDOG's picture

ebworthen

The only thing digestible for Krug, is the juice that comes out of potato sticks.

Jena's picture

Between this ZH entry and the one about Walmart phone 'shoppers', yeah, I'm ready for something stronger than just green tea.

SpykerSpeed's picture

The US Federal Government is suicidal, as well as homicidal.  Prepare.