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Category Archives: Demographics

Social Security Means-Testing Looms: “It’s Impossible Without A 50% Income Tax Hike”

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, The projected total US debt will be $30 trillion within 10 years, using the CBO’s own numbers. But the CBO also makes the rosy assumptions that there will be no recessions and that GDP will grow at a 4% nominal rate. Now, that’s possible; I'm inclined to haircut it […]

Robert Gore’s “Hard Core Doom Porn”

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, It will be a crash like we’ve never seen before. SLL has been accused of trafficking in “doom porn.” Guilty as charged. If you don’t like doom porn, don’t read this article, it’s hard core. If you prefer feel good and heartwarming, there are plenty of […]

How Columbus Revolutionized The Global Economy

Authored by Ryan McMaken via Mises Canada, Columbus Day this year brought with it the usual acrimony, and this Salon article hit the usual talking points by declaring European settlement of the Americas to be “the most massive act of genocide” in world history. Salon quotes historian David Stannard who writes: “[O]n average, for every 20 natives alive at the […]

“You May Be Hopping Mad When You Finish Reading This”

Submitted by John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics Uncle Sam’s Unfunded Promises Here’s a surprisingly profound question: What is a promise? Dictionaries offer various definitions. I like this one: “An express assurance on which expectation is to be based.” That definition captures the two-sided nature of a promise. One party offers an assurance, which the other […]

The NFL Is Now The Least Popular Professional Sports League In America

While mainstream media outlets like the New York Times have continued to assert that the dip in NFL ratings that began last season is in no way connected to the controversy surrounding players kneeling during the National Anthem, yet another poll has reaffirmed what many football fans have suspected for weeks: The protests have transformed […]

One Chart Explains What Bernie Madoff And Kentucky Public Pensions Have In Common

If Bernie Madoff taught us anything it’s that every successful ponzi scheme requires precisely one critical component to keep it afloat: a steady stream of fresh capital to fund redemptions.  Absent that key component, even the most carefully crafted ponzi, with the best, most creative accounting fabrications in the world, will inevitably fail from a […]

Gallo Warns: A Volatility Trap Is Inflating Market Bubbles

Authored by Alberto Gallo via Bloomberg.com, A number of markets show not only elevated valuations, but also irrational investor behavior… Investors face a conundrum: The world is experiencing a record synchronous growth phase, but an increasing number of assets are becoming overvalued just as fundamental risks lurk in the background. Should investors continue to dance […]

These Are The States Where $1 Million Lasts The Longest

If you had a million dollars, would you retire? For most Americans, the answer to that question would be no. Which is especially problematic for millennials, who, having been permanently scarred by the financial crisis, are investing at lower rates than members of Generation X or the Baby Boomers, making it more difficult for them […]

Visualizing The Diversity Of The Tech Industry

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point. Today’s infographic from Information is Beautiful breaks down the demographics of 23 major tech companies, based on statistics from […]

Drugs & Demographics – National Tragedy, But Where From?

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, In 1928, the fertility rate of American females (aged 15 to 44) was 93.8 per 100,000. By 1931, the first year of full Great Depression and collapse, the rate had declined to 84.6. It would bottom out, unsurprisingly, around 1933 and 1935 and the end of the […]