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Everyone Sings the “Strong Labor Market” Tune in Unison as the Band Plays on, and They’re All DEAD Wrong!

Everyone in financial media is singing in unison, and the song they are all singing is a recessional for the recession — a hymn or musical piece sung while making an exit. It’s an attempt to make the recession recede from view, to talk it out of existence, to convince everyone that what is, is […]

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Jeffrey Tucker: A World on Fire

Every day, news reporters, traders, and workers of all sorts the world over wake to do their work as they always have. Part of that requires that everyone pretend that life is normal, fixable, and more or less stable. All of this is temporary. It will come and go and really not be that bad.  […]

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Charles Hugh Smith: Why This Recession Is Different

This time is different because we face structural dynamics that won’t go away in a few months or even years. This time is worse than anything we’ve ever faced in, at least, sixty years … maybe even worse than that…. by Charles Hugh Smith on Of Two Minds: Let’s explore what’s different now compared to […]

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While Inflation and Fear of the Fed Buried Markets, Deeper Troubles Will Soon be Revealed

Monday’s financial news was filled with fantasies about how Tuesday’s CPI report would be as boring for the stock market as watching the paint dry on Fed QT, but all that falderal didn’t even age one day without putrefying to a level of rancidness that would curl the nose hairs of most investors by Tuesday […]

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MN Gordon: Have We Entered the New Dark Ages?

Everyone seems to be caught in the same dark delusion, as I will be describing and explaining in this weekend’s Patron Post. MN Gordon also sees the foolishness and describes it as “the new dark ages,” an age of unreason where people fail to see the obvious due to the oblivious who tell them the […]

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No Powell Pivot, So the Bear is Back!

Bear-market rallies are always built on delusions. A breath of hope returns to the dying bulls, and all the testosterone and adrenaline rushes to their veins. There is typically no rationality to it. It is pure sentiment, so the rallies are strong, unthinking, and vicious toward anyone who shorted the market, making shorting a dangerous […]

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Bill Blain: Central banks, inflation and recession are the visible risks, but what if we are looking at all the wrong things?

“Look not to the Sword waving around to your front, but the Stiletto threatening your kidneys….” Everyone is balancing inflation and economic numbers. What if we are looking at the wrong things – and economic divergence, income and wealth inequality and unravelling domestic politics are the critical factors? 

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A Storm of Indicators Show the US Consumer Is Tapped Out

Zero Hedge lays out the widespread dishonesty (or lame stupidity) in mainstream financial media when glibly reporting things like sales increases as if they are actually positive during times when inflation is the sole reason for the rise in sales (because sales are measured in dollars and prices are soaring). While I’ll note that ZH […]

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MN Gordon: Paying the Price for Krugman’s Terrible Mistake

Clear economic thinking and lucid communication via the written word tumbled out of fashion nearly 100 years ago.  The fall from grace was triggered by the 1936 publication of John Maynard Keynes’ The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Not only is the book rigorously indecipherable.  It also has the ill-effect of making those who […]

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Economists and Financial Analysts are Not the Brightest Fish in the Sewer System

The ability of humans to believe whatever lie they want to believe never comes in lower than I expect, but it sometimes manages to come in even higher. Nowhere has that been more transparently true than in economics where everyday I read people in the financial media who must surely have IQs somewhere above a […]

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It Was Hell Week, and the Fed Can’t Handle the Heat

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, set last week off with a fitting sour note when it was reported across the financial news, he had updated his weather report for the economy: I said there were storm clouds. But I’m going to change it. It’s a hurricane. Right now it’s kind of sunny, things are […]

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