Half of Health Spending in the US Is Now Government Spending
America’s healthcare system is now a government-dominated healthcare system. Let’s stop pretending it’s a market system. Read more
What are the chances that America’s disunion turns into Civil War?
Strong rhetoric and violence on both sides of the political spectrum are reaching a fever pitch. Is the United States on the brink of a new civil war? Read more
What Happens To Corporate Buybacks During A Recession?
Most investors probably don’t realize that much of the market surge had as much (if not more) to do with stock buybacks than investor capital inflows. Read more
From Economic Crisis to World War III
The response to the 2008 economic crisis has relied far too much on monetary stimulus, in the form of quantitative easing and near-zero (or even negative) interest rates, and included far too little structural reform. This means that the next crisis could come soon – and pave the way for a large-scale military conflict. Read more
Why Are so Few Americans Able to Get Ahead?
Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%. Despite the rah-rah about the “ownership society” and the best economy ever, the sobering reality is very few Americans are able to get ahead, i.e. build real financial security via meaningful, secure assets which can be passed on to their children. Read more
US Producer Prices Surge Most In 6 Years
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