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Category Archives: economic stagnation

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 […]

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 […]

Productivity Myths Shattered: Is Productivity Rising Or Falling? Why?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via, The debate over productivity rages on. Some believe productivity is understated. Others believe it is overstated. Janet Yellen believes a lack of strong productivity gains may be responsible for tepid wage gains. Financial Times writer Edward Luce is confused, as are many others. Luce discusses The Mystery of Weak US […]

The Illusion Of Progress

Via Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, This is precisely what you'd expect of a self-serving elite that was desperate to cloak the unhappy reality that the relative few are benefiting immensely at the expense of the many. The core narrative of politics everywhere is progress, i.e. "moving forward." If progress isn't being made, politicos and […]

Italy Unemployment Unexpectedly Deteriorates To Highest Since June 2015; Youth Unemployment Jumps To 39.4%

While the rest of Europe’s troubled periphery has been enjoying a slow, if steady, economic improvement in recent years (it is unclear if it would sustain should the ECB’s QE backstop be withdrawn and sovereign interest rates spike), in an unexpected deterioration reported earlier this morning, Italy’s unemployment rate rose to the highest level since […]

Our “Gaslight” Economy

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, If you don't like what these charts are saying, please notify The Washington Post to add the St. Louis Federal Reserve to its list of Russian propaganda sites. Yesterday I described our gaslight financial system. Today we'll look at our gaslight economy. Correspondent Jason H. alerted me to […]

The Incredible Destructiveness Of Hyperinflation To A People

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. October 12, 2013 Today KWN is pleased to share an absolutely brilliant piece about the incredible destructiveness of hyperinflation from 50-year veteran Art Cashin.  Cashin, Director of Floor Operations at UBS ($650 billion under management), not only writes about the […]

Abenomics Held to ‘Teach Us Something’

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. The Nikkei index over the past quarter century / By Pater Tenebrarum / September 4, 2013 A Fount of Economic Fallacies After Japan has been berated by Western economists for more than 20 years, the mad-cap flight forward by […]

Narcissism, Consumerism and the End of Growth

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. / By Charles Hugh Smith / Friday, October 19, 2012 The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism now include narcissistic consumerism and definancialization.  Today I’m going to tie together the major themes I have been discussing in the context of Japan […]