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By Germán Torreblanca (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

We are now seeing the most euphoric stock stock market in history — a market as precariously perched as the one I laid out last January. “Market Euphoria Surpasses Dot Com Levels” says one headline. There is another way of putting it: extreme euphoria.

Proof That Trickle-Down Never Even Dribbled Down

Posted December 2, 2020 By David Haggith
tax burden of the beleaguered peasants give rise to socialist revolution

Want to see a crystal-clear picture of who has been helped the most by decades of trickle-down economics, who has gone nowhere and who has actually gone slightly downhill? Well, here you go:

Devastating Damage from the Pandemic Is a Long Line of Bad News

Posted November 24, 2020 By David Haggith

It’s time for my semi-regular roundup of where the economy has gone since the last roundup, and … It’s a long line of devilish details

The Great 2020 Bailout Bonanza

Posted November 20, 2020 By David Haggith
hedge fund hedge hog (Basile Morin / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0))

Let us speak of megabanks and global corporations, chicanery and swine, and speak of how the great have feasted in the troughs of trillions dumped out by the present administration, congress, and the Fed, for 2020 makes the bailouts of the Great Recession look like childhood snacks.

Trump tax plan trumps the middle class

I have tried to be fair with Trump, taking down many of the big lies I have seen brought against him, but I hold him to the same standard of truth. His charges of fake news against the mainstream media could have changed things if he hadn’t told so many lies himself that he lost […]

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Election night and the day that followed became one more exhibition of irrational exuberance in the stock market and an omen of chaos to come. Early on election night in the US, stock futures soared as soon as it looked to many investors like Donald Trump would have a clear claim to a second term […]

They say, “Peace, Peace” When There is No Peace.

Posted November 2, 2020 By David Haggith
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

12 Their houses will be turned over to others,together with their fields and their wives,when I stretch out my handagainst those who live in the land,”declares the Lord.13 “From the least to the greatest,all are greedy for gain;prophets and priests alike,all practice deceit.14 They dress the wound of my peopleas though it were not serious.‘Peace, […]

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Hillary was a liar and a crook. By all appearances her campaign paid for and instigated the Great Lie against Donald J. Trump. Her campaign’s fabricated documents cast an intentional shadow over his entire term, pegging him falsely as someone who collaborated with “the Russians.” We don’t know how much she knew about the document […]

Miles Taylor on CNN

Miles Taylor just outed himself as The New York Times’ Deep Throat, a.k.a. “Anonymous,” who boasted he was part of an internal soft coup against the Trump Administration by the deep state. He is now being called a deep fake by, well, nearly everyone.

Knock-on Effects Knock out Economy Like Dominoes

Posted October 28, 2020 By David Haggith

The major knock-on effects of the COVID shutdown are now starting to stack against each other, pushing city centers into the dust. Here are some of the big moves that are as characteristic of the US as they are of the world overall.

Protected: Central Banks All-in on Cashless Cash

Posted October 24, 2020 By David Haggith

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Employment’s Recovery Road Comes to an End

Posted October 13, 2020 By David Haggith

Jobs didn’t get much worse in September, but they stopped getting better. This is a tale of where the recovery road for the US economy ended. Unemployment is the crux of the Covidcrisis economic story. While jobs showed a little improvement in September, a little digging through the numbers reveals the return to full employment […]

A September to Remember

Posted October 10, 2020 By David Haggith

Try to remember the kind of September, When life was slow and oh so mellow. Try to remember the kind of September When grass was green and grain was yellow. Try to remember the kind of September When you were a tender and callow fellow…. –Tom Jones

Just When You Thought 2020 Couldn’t Get any Weirder…

Posted October 8, 2020 By David Haggith
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The Vice President was upstaged by a tiny, little black fly that forced the VP debate to center on the one topic #pinkeyepence most wanted to avoid — his handling of the Covidcrisis. Chatter across the nation about the debate became all about Pence’s fly and his pink eye and … again … about how […]