Stock market update. The trade deficit update. Cops steal – literally – more property in the U.S. than burglars (through ‘civil asset forfeiture’). A last word about retirement. Americans apparently want MORE government in their lives! Proof that the economy is not ‘recovering’ and that you are being lied to. A third of U.S. motorists cannot afford an out-of-pocket $500 repair. The future of the U.S. economy: most people are in denial.
The hideously ugly story of U.S. bullying in North Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953, information you will not find taught in American schools. Trump in Afghanistan. The Syrian story in detail: Trump simply made a mistake! Neither Trump nor the media will report this, of course. Restaurant traffic down sharply. The U.S. economy is grinding to a halt. Huge job cuts announced at Boeing.
A catalogue of Trump’s U-turns. Very shocking and very sobering. More on the retirement financial predicament, a coming nightmare for most Americans. An in-depth look. More on Trump’s inconsistencies. Economic reality has intervened. The idiotic return to war. A book recommendation. U.S retailers are closing down at an unparalleled pace outside a recession. Banks concerned about their ability to finance international trade. Total revolving credit is soaring, a very serious development at this stage of a cycle.
The absurd and misguided (in several senses!) U.S. attack on Syria. The U.S. government is totally bankrupt, social security is running out of money and you are helpless to do anything about it. Just minimize your taxes! The problem and the crisis of reduced national funding for U.S. fundamental research. Janet Yellen’s recent ridiculous speech. More debt statistics. Dire warnings from the Congressional Budget Office.
Fake news blended with economic stupidity and blatant, institutionalized dishonesty has brought the investing world to the brink of utter catastrophe. Why there is no increase in productivity. 23 things computers can do better than you. Commercial bankruptcy filings soaring. Comment on the background to the latest U.S. Syrian outrage. Consumer spending growth declining. The Russian hacking narrative invented by the Deep State. The rise of robots and the future of employment. Comment on the stock market.
The horror of retirement. Most people have nothing saved. Lots of sobering statistics. A few words of advice. The Syria/Trump outrage. Has he been co-opted by the Deep State? Stop looking for ‘truth’ among the mainstream media. What happens during a credit contraction: very grim. Europe’s revenge against Britain for daring to secede. People are starting to abandon the Bay area, confidence plunging.
Reflections on what things will look like if asset values lose just 50% of their current value. Ex-spousal claims years after the event. U.K savings at a record low. More on single payer (universal coverage) healthcare. Jobs destroyed by robots. WikiLeaks publishes huge numbers of files showing CIA complicity in hacking. The Pentagon is ignoring Trump when assigning troops to theaters of war. Impulse-buying is often centered on mundane domestic items as opposed to designer stores and online shoes.
Quick world recap. Miami’s condo flipping mania in turmoil. We are at a turning point in bubble finance. Rethinking productivity growth: how productivity progressed since 7000BC. We should reflect on how far we’ve come. ISPs can now sell your browsing histories without your consent. Asset forfeiture has now hit the streets: anyone can be stopped and have their money taken from them. The finalists of the leading, annual U.S. science competition consisted by 83% of the children of immigrants in 2016. U.S healthcare system anecdote. More on the Russian problem. Messing with life and death (cloning).