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Category Archives: Economic history of the United States

DiMartino Booth Warns Pressure On US Households Is Intensifying

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Behind the rosy economic headlines, consumer stresses have continued to build and are likely to worsen… Is the U.S. economy enjoying a honeymoon, or is this merely a hiatus? Although this isn’t a subject of discussion among most economists, there will be both good and bad associated with three hurricanes […]

Ron Paul Asks “Will Tax Reform Increase Or Limit Liberty?”

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of provisions that will lower taxes on middle-class Americans. For example, the framework doubles the standard deduction and increases the child care tax credit. […]

Toronto Housing Market Implodes: Prices Plunge Most On Record

Until mid 2017, it appeared that nothing could stop the Toronto home price juggernaut: And yet, In early May we wrote that “The Toronto Housing Market Is About To Collapse“, when we showed the flood of new home listings that had hit the market the market, coupled with an extreme lack of affordability, which as […]

Greenspan Fears Imminent Stagflationary Slump, Warns The Bubble Is In Bonds Not Stocks

Former Fed chair Alan Greenspan blasphemously warned a year ago of an "imminent crisis": "This is the worst period, I recall since I've been in public service. There's nothing like it, including the crisis – remember October 19th, 1987, when the Dow went down by a record amount 23 percent? That I thought was the […]

Walgreens To Buy Half Of Rite Aid Stores After Terminating Merger, RAD Stock Tumbles

Walgreens, Boots Alliance and Rite Aid terminated their $9.4 billion merger agreement, amid heavy anti-trust concerns, and unveiled on Thursday a new deal to buy more than 2,000 of Rite Aids stores for $5.2bn. RAD shares tumbled as much as 20% on the news. The decision to halt the original deal, which was announced in […]

The Treasonous Secession Of Climate Confederacy States

Authored by Daniel Greenfield via FrontPageMag.com, After President Trump rejected the Paris Climate treaty, which had never been ratified by the Senate, the European Union announced that it would work with a climate confederacy of secessionist US states. Scotland and Norway’s environmental ministers have mentioned a focus on individual American states. And the secessionist governments […]

“Stressed” Australians Struggle With Record Debts As Housing Market Overheats

Australians are dialing back their spending on everything from clothes to cars as sky-high housing costs, the result of a housing bubble fueled by Chinese buyers, threaten to finally derail the country’s twin asset bubbles – housing and stocks. But rising mortgage debt isn’t the only thing squeezing Australian customers, as Reuters reports. Inflation on […]

Deutsche Bank Calculates The “Fair Value Of Gold” And The Answer Is…

Over the past three years, gold has found itself in an odd place: while it still remains the ultimate “safety” trade and store of value should everything go to hell following social and monetary collapse, when it comes to “coolness” it has been displaced by various cryptocurrencies, all of which have vastly outperformed the yellow […]

Panic! Like It’s 1837

Via The Daily Bell 180 years ago today, everyone panicked. On May 10, 1837, New York banks finally realized that the easy money they were lending was unsustainable, and demanded payment in “specie,” or hard money like gold and silver coin. They had previously been accepting paper currency that for every $5 was backed by […]

Pending Home Sales Tumble To Lowest In A Year (And It’s About To Get Worse)

Against expectations of a 0.6% rise, pending home sales in January plunged 2.8% MoM – the biggest drop since May. The West – the most expensive region – saw the biggest decline, down 10.3% MoM with The Midwest also tumbling 5.2% MoM. As mortgage rates have soared since the election (and mortgage applications tumbled), affordability […]