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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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Unemployment is the Cloak under which this Dagger of a Recession Hides

The cloak makes the dagger so much more dangerous. For investors who don’t want to believe in a recession, the cloak causes them to stroll through markets with less wariness than they should have. They are glib while about to be gutted. For the Fed and feds, the cloak assures they are blind to the […]

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MN Gordon: What Happens When Work Doesn’t Pay

Now there comes a timeIn every man’s life,Where decisions have to be madeWhether to toil, to labor,Or just plain pissYour days away, away, away!  – Caught in a Jar, Dropkick Murphys

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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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This Tight Labor Market Actually Assures a Stagflation Recession

I try to point out risks I believe most people do not want to see or cannot see because they don’t fit the norm by which people construct their perception of reality. I am accustomed, therefore, to being scoffed at because I am out of step with the thinking of the time, and the majority […]

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US Government’s COVID War Crimes Against Humanity

Lara Logan, the host of Fox Nation, has been heavily criticized this past week for comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to Josef Mengele, the saddistic Nazi doctor whose ghost probably still crawls along the concrete corridors of Auschwitz, looking for Jews to torture, but how far off the mark is she?

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The “Damned Lies” that Unemployment Tells

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. –Mark Twain Do you ever see graphs like this one and wonder why the unemployment rate has almost completely normalized since the start of the COVID pandemic crash; and, yet, employers everywhere are griping that they cannot find enough help, and articles everywhere are reporting numerous supply shortages, […]

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Inflation Rockets Launch

As I said in my recent Patron Post, We’ve now hit that critical juncture when price inflation is picking up momentum quickly…. Shortly after COVID assailed the world, I began to say, especially in my Patron Posts, that we had finally entered a period where, for the first time since I’ve been writing this blog, […]

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Nothing to See Here, Folks. I Mean, Literally, NOTHING.

Every couple of months, I bring us up to date on how the economy has changed, and the last couple of month have taken us predictably back into economic decline, following a summer burst of subnormal passableness that never got us out of the crater we fell into last spring.

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

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

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Employment’s Recovery Road Comes to an End

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 […]

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Denial Dominates the Dummies

One of my reasons I started this website years ago was to counter all the denial that I saw in the mainstream media about how long and deep the problems from the Great Financial Crisis would be and about how we were failing in every way to resolve the greed, decay and especially faulty thinking […]

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