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US in Longterm Economic Decline

Posted August 11, 2020 By David Haggith

Measured by the common man (or common girl), we’re on the road to ruin. The US has been in decline for decades, but you can’t see that by looking at stocks. You can’t tell it from those who lie about the economy to make their living, but look at longterm real numbers, and you see […]

           

You Could Get Mad as Hell and Just Not Take This Anymore!

Posted July 17, 2020 By David Haggith

It’s time to show you’re Fed up! Get mad as hell! Don’t take this any more! Scorch the earth with your rage! Yell from the rooftops! Stick your head out the window and scream! Fight the economic injustice that serves the rich! Kick political asses, and kick them hard! Don’t just whine, do something about […]

           
Will a 2016 US recession be the next big one?

Public criticism of big businesses getting a bailout from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is working as effectively as boycotts to prevent abuse that appears designed into the program by lobbyists. Presented as a way to save employees of small businesses, devastated by state and federal coronavirus lockdowns, the program doled out loans to only 19% of […]

           
Plane made of burning dollar bills symbolizes price inflation and the Fed moving to digital currency

Boeing is a prime example of bailouts going bonkers. It flew to the government’s fuel pumps fast like a jet plane to beg the government for relief on the basis that the airline industry was disproportionately hit by something no one could see coming.

           

It’s not hard to figure out how to end the rinse-and-repeat cycles of financial destruction that I described in “The Bailout Bonanza is Back! (Pt 2: Hedge Hogs Demand More!).” It’s just hard to do politically because the people who are getting bailed out run the system.

           
Zombie economists bring on US 2016 recession. (Photo by Charlie Llewellin (Flickr: Occupy Austin) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Dems will process you like a Cuisinart. Demonizing Democrats and reviling Republicans is as easy as shooting fish in a gun barrel. Democrats are so addicted to process, they can’t get anything done because they spend twenty years arguing about what to do, rather than doing it. That’s why they have caucuses, instead of primaries. […]

           

I spend much time criticizing the outlandish economic foolishness I see throughout the global economy and especially in the US economy (because the US economy is the one I am familiar with as a direct participant). Those who criticize need to be able to offer solutions. I have real, sustainable economic recovery ideas, but I […]

           

One Big Tip for Huge Economic Growth

Posted April 3, 2019 By David Haggith

The Fed’s surprise pivot away from any interest rate increases this year has boosted prices of stocks, high yield bonds and other risky assets in spite of nagging investor concerns about slowing global economic growth….. The quandary for the Fed is that easy monetary policy seems more effective in spurring asset values than it does in boosting […]

           

In my last article, I argued that Socialism is “The Price Capitalism Pays When Greed Goes Unrestrained.” Unrestrained and highly rewarded greed in the US is fueling a revolution by conservatives and liberals with liberals stampeding toward Socialism as their answer under the auspices of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. That fire […]

           

The Trump Triumph Challenges Economic Predictions for 2017

Posted February 20, 2017 By David Haggith
Trump's corporate tax cut is a gift to himself like his corporate jet.

The triumph of Donald Trump as the champion of a revolution against the status quo assures huge economic changes in the coming year, which I’ll list below. His victory struck a shocking upset to the globalists who have steered the last sixty or more years of world history, as I reported in an earlier story about George Soros mourning […]

           

Has there ever been a more selfish generation?

Posted December 26, 2015 By David Haggith
By Guy Sie (Flickr: Seven Deadly Sins - Greed) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s a good question to ask on the day after Christmas, when we have all used our credit cards to buy gifts for others. In spite of this seasonal gift buying, I think there has never been a more selfish generation. (Regular readers of this blog are excepted because you wouldn’t be reading this contrarian blog if you were […]

           

How to create sustainable economic recovery

Posted September 20, 2015 By David Haggith
tax burden of the beleaguered peasants give rise to socialist revolution

It should be coming clear that economic recovery has evaded us. If you’re not seeing that just yet, your illusion of recovery will dissolve quickly this fall, just as I’ve said it would. Nothing the Federal Reserve has done has created recovery because it was never possible that such simplistic stimulus — made to appear […]

           

An Economic Vision for Real, Sustainable Recovery

Posted December 24, 2014 By David Haggith

My economic vision for a sustainable economic recovery is easy to understand, easy to believe in and almost impossible to enact politically. I’ve laid it out in bullet points throughout the article below:   Banks that failed would be allowed to fail, so the bad stuff dies and decays back into the fetid earth, and the evil and greedy are […]

           

How can Republicans still believe a capital gains tax increase will hurt investment and jobs when the world’s most successful, multi-billionaire, investment advisor begs to differ? Republicans may stand on the right side of the aisle, but they certainly do not stand on the right side of the argument when it comes to ending the […]